Wednesday, August 27, 2008

G Day

Today is the day I'm finally having my gall bladder out! Finally! I was supposed to have it done by now, already, but I got bumped to an afternoon time slot. I won't be in surgery until 2ish, yuck. They still told me nothing to eat or drink after midnight last night, but that seemed a little excessive, since they say the same thing when you're having it done at the ass-crack of dawn, so I cheated a little and had a small drink and a tiny snack earlier. I mean, they seriously think I'm not going to have anything for fourteen hours, plus the time afterwards until I can drink again?! My mom's been a nurse for almost 40 years, and she said that they really just don't want you to have anything within about seven hours, so I figure I'm safe. Besides, it's not like I'm having open heart surgery, for heaven's sake. I know, I still feel a little guilty, but at least my stomach's not growling anymore.

I'm not nervous, more excited to get it over with. This has been hanging over my head for six weeks now, plus the year I've been dealing with it in the first place. It will be nice to never have to worry about having a sudden attack again. Everyone that has had this done tells me that it's not a huge deal, and it'll be fine.

So, you may not hear from me for a few days, but we'll see. :) Hey, at least I'm going to get some sleep!!!!


AndreAnna said...

Good luck! Just don't tell them you ate anything or they might postpone it; lying never hurt! :)

I had mine out last April. Was a breeze.

The worst part is the air pains in your shoulder (weird, I know but you'll see what I mean) for the week or so afterward.

You'll do great! I'll be thinking of you.

Kelsey said...

Good luck! It sounds like it will be so good to have this behind you.

creative kerfuffle said...

yeah! i'm glad today's your day. i've also had mine out and it was a breeze except the surrounding circumstances. it was 12 yrs ago and the 1st time i'd ever been in the hospital (i was a total WUSS) AND to top it off i started my period that very day. uh, yeah. and, just so you know, you can't wear tampons when you're going into surgery. you do the math.

Cherish said...

I had mine removed March of 2007 after three years and 6 attacks. It was a really easy process and nothing to worry about. I didnt even get the shoulder pain that they talk about and I was back to normal in no time. I have trouble with certain foods now but it is a lot better than worrying about an attack. Good luck and enjoy the extra rest!

d e v a n said...

Good luck today!

Erin said...

Whoa! I had no idea! Good luck; I am sending good thoughts you're way!

The fact that you titled this post "G day" cracks me up.

Swistle said...

I hope it went well! I thought of you all day yesterday!