It’s very difficult typing one handed, so this may not be the best post.
Wednesday, the 23rd, I woke up super nervous. I took a shower while the rest of my family ate super delicious, yummy bacon and eggs. I was hungry, but had to fast for the surgery, and I was too nervous to eat anyway. Pants, our babysitter, arrived with his monster of a dog around 9:15. Jovi loved his dog and followed him around the whole time. It was hilarious to see our puppy following a huge mastiff around. I sat down before we left, and per instructions, scrubbed my arm and hand with soap for 15 minutes. We left the house around 10 and ran to Bakers really quick to pick up a pacifier for Charlie. The plan was that Chris would try to pacify him as long as possible before giving him a bottle.
We arrived at the hospital right around 11 and checked in. Shortly after, we were taken back to the pre-op room, and I nursed Charlie one last time. They gave me this ridiculous Bear Paws gown that actually hooks up to a heating system during surgery. It was very bulky and uncomfortable. They started my IV with antibiotics, and the anesthesiologist came back in to talk to me. It was the same lady as before, very nice. She could see how nervous I was, and she gave me a mild sedative to calm down. She also assured me that being awake unknowingly is very rare – that was honestly one of my biggest fears.
A short while later, I felt extremely itchy and jittery – like I needed to run around. They came to check on me and told me my whole body was red. (more…)