Home | Diaries | Discussion | Chat | Tips | FAQ | Links | Donations | Search
www.MyBrokenLeg.com



Allen : May 16, 2001 My destiny- surgery!
Diary entry posted Sun 8:53am 20 May 2001

I wake up at 6am so I can make it to the hospital for my 7:15 pre op physical appt. I go to the front desk....It looks like a hotel check in desk- this hospital looks pretty posh. They tell me where to go for my physical. During the physical, I get my blood pressure taken and then have to answer a ton of questions about my health history. Next, a nurse gives me a physical. She asks my some of the same questions and pokes around a little, but it goes very fast. So, I drive home and watch tv for about an hour since my check in isn't until 11:45. I have a friend drop me off at the hospital and go to the surgery waiting room. It is packed with unhappy looking people. (Of course, what did I expect?) I get called back pretty quick and get put in a small room. The nurse takes my temp, pulse and bp. My bp is like 153 over 73. I guess I am getting nervous at this point. Next, someone comes in to take off my cast so it doesn't have to be done in the or. And then I wait.

They wheel me into a room with 2 other people obviously waiting for surgery. The or nurse comes in to talk to me along with the anesthesiologist. They start an IV line. (not painful except for a little prick) and then wheel me into the or. They put me under and ......(Missing info- a lot went on at this point put I can't tell you about it because I am off somewhere else) Next, the part I knew I would hate...coming out of the anesthesia. I remember shivering like crazy and someone saying my temp. is 96 point something. They throw on warm blankets and put tubes blowing warm air under the blankets. Someone gives me a shot in my right thigh. Morphine- yay that'll help. I am still groggy, but get wheeled into a really nice room with hardwood bed boards, nice carpet, etc. Here, I am left to come out of my hibernation in full.



Back to Allen's homepage
www.MyBrokenLeg.com
   Home | Diaries | Discussion | Chat | Tips | FAQ | Links | Donations | Search
 Sun 8:53am 20 May 2001
Paul Kennett © 2000-2018 Kennett Bros Web Design