Friday, February 24, 2012
Real Quick Update on Surgeon's Visit yesterday!
The picture above is a Butterfly in one of my cleaning Clients Wild Flower Garden last summer..She stuck around all day drinking nector..
As promised I wanted to update everyone on my visit with the Surgeon. I really really liked him he was very informative as was his Nurse Practioner and nurses. So that was a very comforting feeling.
He agrees the Thyroid needs to come out and should have been done months ago..but he doesn't have an opening untill March 28th... I guess that is the price one pays for going to a University hospital.. They have 1000's of patients and you have to wait on everything unless it is a life or death situation.
Some of the risk of the surgery kinda scared me..Like if by chance some of the nerves in the voice box are damaged I could come away only being able to whisper...For many that goes away after awhile and there voice comes back..if not they have to preform some other surgery to fix the problem.. So I am hoping this Doctor is as good as everyone says he is ..I like talking and I've already had one surgery on my vocal cords and couldn't talk for 3 months...wasn't fun at all...
A second risk that scared me was that sometimes people go into a Thyroid storm during surgery which can cause a Heart attack.. I already knew about that one read up on it in the net... so of course I'm praying that doesn't happen..He did explain that considering my particular Thyroid problems the chance of a Thyroid storm is a little bit higher then other Thyroid surgeries because my Thyroid keeps going from Hyper to Hypo..of course why would mine be the norm!!
I will be in the hospital for two days unless there are complications and then it would normally be around a week depending on complications..
They will release me once they get my Thyroid level at a norm before releasing me.
So My scheduled surgery is March 28th at 9:45 be there at 8:00 ugg mornings are not my thing at all..
I have to find someone to take me and drop me off and then pick me up the next day after I'm releases...so that's on my list of to do's. I was really upset abouthaving to wait another 5 weeks before surgery but I decided that rather then dwell on that I would simply focus on how thankful I am that I can get the surgery.
They did another Bood test...I swear if I have to give them anymore blood I will e drained..hehe
Also had to have a Chest Xray...no EKG cause I just had one in Nov so they are good for 6 months...I jsut made it...
I was exceptionally lucky tho.. one of the Nurses who was in the Blood draw room had Thyroid surgery back in September and she was so helpful in easing my mind about the surgery. She explained everything she has gone threw. Her surgery went great..but they have had some trouble regulating her homone levels. But she said she knows how I feel and I will feel so much better after the surgery.. Boy was that good to hear from a person who has had the surgery.
I'm so happy to know my surgery date now I can count down the days of feeling so crappy...
the nurse told me that she really felt better within a few days with little pain.. I hope to God I am so lucky.
The late date getting surgery is gona put me behind with hopefully starting back to work cleaning houses until the middle of may and that really sucks but what else can I do...
So there ya have it... I'm gona continue to be miserable for another 5 weeks and then God willing I will recover quickly like I normally do with surgeries and be on my way to being my old self...
I'm off to create more Rag Wrapped Eggs...have sold almost all of the ones I created so time to create more.
Have a great day my dear Friends and again thank you for all your support and prayers..
Hugs and Warm Blessings are sent your way!!