Wow SP. Was that expected?? Or did you know your surgery was coming up? Maybe I missed that postand my memory is terrible so I can't remember everyones stories.
Try to stay positive. It is also better going in to a surgery with a positive frame of mind, that all will go well, and you'll get thru this with flying colours. Who do you have for support during and after surgery. This will be important. I can tell you a few things about this surgery but only from a child's point of view as i am a paediatric nurse. Yes it is a painful and tough surgery but for a few things, you should have a pain pump to help you with the pain, if you have any itching make sure you ask for the med for that, it is given thru the iv, itching happens quite often, you will be turned in your bed quite often, side to side, we always turned the patients every two hours, you may have a catheter for the urine for a few days. Make sure you have a breathing apparatus that helps you to do deep breathing, this is very important to keep your lungs clear. Wiggle your toes and bend your knees to get the circulation going. They should have lots of pillows to position you, like pillows behind your back, between your knees when you are on your side, in front of your to position your arms.
Well there is a bit of info for you, and I hope none of it worries you. You can ask me more questions if you'd like.
What time is your surgery tomorrow? I found it strange they are doing it on a Sunday? or did they just have a time slot in the OR and they called you up?
I'm sure we'll talk more today. Please don't worry too much and try to have a restful day.
One day at a time!!