Hi guys… it turns out I haven’t had my surgery yet so I wanted to quickly update you on the fun fiasco I endured this weekend.
FRIDAY…I got to the hospital at 5 in the morning. I was prepped for surgery, eventually wheeled off and good to go.
Then…I woke up… to a lady I vaguely remember saying….”Rita…Rita…we canceled your surgery”. It was in that voice you hear on the movies when someone is talking in slow motion and their face is a blur and you can’t make heads or tails of what the hell is going on or where you are. Yep… It was one of those moments.
I sort of remember being wheeled back into the room and someone saying they were going to call my family. Again, everything is hazy and I don’t remember much at all at this point.
Come to find out the surgery was cancelled because they couldn’t get the tubes I needed to breath down my throat! Imagine that, the one skinny thing I have is a skinny throat! They tried for a little over an hour before giving up and calling it quits.
I was told I could leave the hospital after drinking water, eating a cracker and using the restroom. The hardest part of that whole process was eating and drinking. My throat was as raw as could be and I even had a small cut on the corner of my mouth where I assume they tried to open it further than it would go. Saying it sucked was the understatement of the world! Granted, I can be a wee bit dramatic, but holy crap was I in pain. I couldn’t talk, eat or drink. Not to mention that Anesthesia was all in my system so I was nauseous and dizzy.
Eventually I made myself eat a couple of bites of the cracker but had to soak them with water to get it down.
After leaving the hospital, I was out of it for the rest of the day. Sammy tried to get me to eat mashed potatoes but I stopped after a few bites because of the pain.
That pretty much summed up the weekend. I ate what I could and sucked on lozengers all weekend. In fact I’m down to my last two!! Oh but I did manage to lose TWO POUNDS since Friday (Rainbow colored glasses people).
I don’t have a new date set yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll let you know.
Thanks again for thinking of me and my 'almost' surgery. I appreciate you all and Happy Belated Mother’s Day!!