Rant ahead, need to unload:
Well, I went to the pre-op appt today. Blood draw, paperwork and instructions. What a PITA! I need to scrub Tues night with their sterile scrubbie thing, sleep on freshly laundered sheets with clean pjs, etc. Get up and scrub again Wed AM before surgery, wear clean clothes.... they don't want any chance of germs. Oh, and I can't shave between now and then either so I don't have any scrapes, etc. So I guess tomorrow, instead of resting, I'll be doing laundry to be prepared.
At least I won't worry about my hair or makeup for surgery. Can't wear any makeup (who cares anyway?!) and I'm sure they'll crush my hair into a lovely paper bonnet.
So I'm taking comfy clothes for before/after.
I tell you, the stress is really getting to me. I have had migraines for the last 2 weeks. Another one today after all the prep stuff.
Feel like throwing up all day.
They plan on doing it with a local only, but I can't eat after midnight just in case I need to go under general anesthesia. The nurse suggested I *do* have a good snack before bed though, since I won't eat all day Tues.
I go in at 8:15 AM Wed to insert the wire before surgery, which isn't scheduled until 11:30 AM. So I'll be sitting around with a wire in (and taped to) my boob for 3 hours waiting for surgery. Fun.
They said the anesthesiologist will be on hand to give me something thru the IV (with the fluids and antibiotics) to make me relax. I'm going to have a strict talk with this person to make sure they understand what an anesthesia lightweight I am. I've had surgery twice where they were just supposed to make me relax, not put me out, and they knocked me on my butt for over a day. I was dead to the world.
I may insist on refusing anything at all. Surgery does not scare me in the least, I'm not squeamish. I'd watch if I could.
Feeling a little better for getting this off my chest.
But please think of me tomorrow and esp Wed! I just need to get thru a few more days of this. I thought I was doing well at keeping my mind off it, but the migraines call me a liar.