Tomorrow I’ll be sleeping in. When I do wake up we’ll feed and walk our dogs, though probably not in that order. After grabbing a shower I’ll don my loosest, sloppiest yoga pants and a comfy shirt and Hubs will drive me to the ambulatory surgery center in Seattle. Oh and I’ll have shoes on too I suppose.
Once checked in I’ll meet with the anesthesiologist to decide the best way to prevent pain during surgery. This will not be like the nautral childbirths I had! My vote is to be completely out but since we’ll be getting a late start (they want me to arrive at noon) that may not be possible. As I’ve mentioned, I get pretty sick under a general anesthetic and it can take hours to recover. One of my peeps over at the BoneSmart forums had a spinal and went home the same day. She even had a shower when she got home! I think I’ve also mentioned that I’m not fond of the idea of needles anywhere near my back. But if they can give me some happy juice before the spinal I could see myself being persuaded; in principle anyway. I know I’m a chicken so shut up.
Then I imagine Dr. W will come chat with me about the procedure and what to expect afterward. At some point during the preparations someone will use a felt pen to put a big OBVIOUS mark on my right knee – I’m going to hold out for an emoticon ;). No one wants to replace the wrong one! Or even part of the wrong one. I’ve been waiting for months to ask Dr. W if he has my bionic knee ready. Unfortunately I’ve also been on the BoneSmart forums for months and that joke is older than dirt over there. Dr. W has probably heard it at least a few dozen times. So now I need to figure out something else clever to say.
Since it’s possible I won’t be able to get back here to see comments before surgery I’m not really soliciting suggestions. However, if you want to post something you think I should have said to make me laugh afterward, by all means have at it. I’m sure I’ll appreciate the giggle. When I eventually make it back online. 😀
Enjoy the rest of your summer peeps! Bubbe out.