LOL you guys are too funny..thanks for the command, Captain Lindaloo!!
Kittn, Kara thanks for the kinds words of encouragement.. ok the pain meds have kicked in since I posted this AM and I am feeling POSITIVE thoughts again..Well Kttn, then you must look like me..."a junkie" with all the needle pokes But I can't wait for the huge snooze either...hey this one is going to be a breeze. last surgery I was there for 4 months. so yes a "walk in the park" my friend. BESIDES I HAVE to wake up....Christmas candy is going on sale soon,,,HEHE
GOOD MORNING( and yes it is a "good" morning)
THANK YOU EVERYONE for the encouragement and prayers! Surgery went well yesterday...except for the Student who was trying to put a nerve block in my neck for my shoulder, and she numbed EVERYTHING ..lol.. left lung, eye, nose, neck, hair(ha) and anything else she could find on the left side. THEN they put me asleep! however just like the past nine surgeries once the surgeon got in there to smooth off three bone spurs, he found a huge tear to repair, and A LOT of arthritis. (and the family Doc insinuated it was all in my "head") guess thats why he's not an Ortho Dr.
I am pretty sore this AM but thats what all those little pills are for, right? (like the habit forming, addicting red & blue M&M's) and the vicadin that got mixed in.
Well typing with one finger is time consuming ( I been typing this for 5 hrs) I'm kidding) so again THANK YOU EVERYONE. I feel like I have found people here who truly understand and care about others pain.
simply hugs to everyone
yes you are so right. they explained this very thing to me. that they give the nerve block while patient is awake as to have the patients input as to when they are in the right place, and the nerve block is done so that you will not move a muscle, it immobilizes everything on that side..feels so strange.. and also when you awake from the surgery, it still has the nerve blocked for a few more hours as to not feel the pain from the surgery. until they found the right place, they kept hitting other nerves and my ear was twitching, then my shoulder blade, and then my eye, until they found the right one.what a weird feeling..feels like your arm and fingers are dead... Well it is wearing off now, and WHEW, time for another pain pill.
I finally got an appointment with a new Pain Management Dr. for December, So I am anxious to ask her all the questions about the different options for controlling all this pain.
Palady you just don't know what I did, I sent my hubby out for those M&M's, and he went to Costco and came home with three POUNDS of those little red and green ones , Oh how I love this man...LOL...except I just got the news today that the insurance approved for me to have the LAP BAND surgery..so thats going to suck...no more comfort food
HUGS TO ALL