That's not rambling! My opinion about
your son would be to let him go to the hospital. He's only going to worry if he's at school. Siince your husband and mother will be there, they can comfort him while you're in surgery. But one thing is I would have smeone - a nurse, if you, your mother or husband can't do it - prepare him that after surgery you'll be groggy, kind of what he'll see. And that doesn't mean you're going to die, but that you are groggy from the medicine. If he agreed to go to school, and then be picked up and brougt to the hospital, that would be fine, too, but if he won't agree to that (considering his father's untimely death) I'd let him wait with your husband and mother.
As far as post-op meds, you'll likely be given whatever you need. Plus you'll be able to call your surgeon's office once you go home. I wouldn't worry so much about
that. But can you call your doctor's office and get some medication to help you for the next few days? If you're in pain you're just going to get more anxious and feel worse going into surgery. That would be my
Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/18/2009 4:34:06 PM (GMT-6)