Monday, May 16, 2011

Anesthesiologist

Hello, party people!

I had my anesthesiology appointment today. The doctor and I went over my medical history, and the sedation/nerve block options for my surgery. It was really important because last time, I was stuck in the recovery room for hours because my heart rate and blood pressure couldn't be controlled.

Unfortunately, my surgeon doesn't want me to have a nerve block before the operation, meaning there's a good chance I'll wake up screaming. I had a complete nerve block for the last operation, and by the time it wore off (the second night in the hospital), the pain had me maxed out on all meds and I had a sleepless night :(

But my surgeon has good reasoning: he needs me to be able to feel my leg for tests afterward. Hopefully I can handle it! (I'm not nervous. I'm not nervous. I'm not nervous.)


In other news, I'm currently eating peanut butter and cheerios. YUM. It's the first time I've put the two together but it's a great afternoon snack.

What do you like to snack on?

~m.m.

37 comments:

  1. I hope things work out. And I love nachos! :D Yummy!

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  2. I'm sure everything will go well. Pizza rolls!!!

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  3. If it makes you feel better, I had surgery for kidney stones that got stuck for like 3 months and the pain before, during, and after was unbelievable. Oh, and I like beer and peanuts for a snack. :P:

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  4. Sounds like a yummy snack, and a good way to keep your mind off of things.

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  5. brownies are always a failsafe snack :D

    also, i'll switch places with you and have the surgery if you want

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  6. Leftover Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust

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  7. Hoping for the best! My cat and I are eating cheddar Goldfish at the moment. :D

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  8. Well that sucks! At this time, midnight, i would go for some pringles....lol

    following and supporting

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  9. Damn i wish you good luck and a speedy recovery from your surgery, and now that you mention it i got cheerios here AND peanut butter im going to try it out. Thx for the tip

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  10. Guacamole! /orgasm! So easy to make and everyone never thinks about it!!

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  11. I hope everything goes well! I like eating peanut butter sandwiches!

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  12. Nachos are awesome, put some jalapeños on it and your good to go...also good luck with the doctor.

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  13. good luck with the surgery :)
    i'm lucky i've never had one, but the thought of regaining consciousness in the middle of one would keep anyone up at night

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  14. Nerve block? Sounds like a nightmare

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  15. that sucks, maybe the dr. will change his mind and take pity on your soul.

    cool blog/follow'd

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  16. Aw girlie, I wish the best for you, and I STRONGLY put my prayers to ya to feel better!

    Favorite snack.. probably some junk food like chips :p or chocolate !

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  17. aww man that sucks. i hope you will be able to pull through

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  18. i hope nothing goes wrong!

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  19. Aww that sucks :( Nice blog btw, im definately following :)

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  20. Pasta, tomato, basil and mozarella

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  21. penut butter and vanilla ice cream is a winner

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  22. good luck, i hope things will work out for you!

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  23. I like eating fruit roll ups!

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  24. Good luck with the surgery. And for the cheerios and peanut butter to not repeat on you.

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  25. You will be fine! The surgeon seems to know his stuff :)
    I can snack on just about anything, and that brownies comment made me crave it :( I'll have to make some now lol

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  26. Chex spicy trail mix or fruit. The first one is so bad for you tho :(

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  27. good luck! favorite snack? cereal nom nom

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  28. Hope for the best. KING VITAMIN CEReal

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  29. Microwave brownies! It's usually the only thing that I have at home, and it's quick and easy to make!

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  30. Don't stress! lol my anesthesiologist was an old Russia guy for my surgery on my face...he was shaking handing the paperwork to me and he reminded me of the guy from human centipede...scared the hell out of me

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  31. My Aunt's an anesthesiologist, she loves talking to the patients before and the whole having to take care of them aspect.

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  32. I hope all goes well for you. Personally I love being put under anesthetic. it is the only time that i can let go of everything...and i know on the flip side they will have my fried dilauded waiting for me with open arms.

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