Thanks everyone. Heck, I'm not worried about
not waking up from anesthesia. There are a LOT WORSE ways to leave this world than never coming out of the anesthetic!!!
My problem is NOT having ANY say in what they DO whilst I am under anesthesia!!! I'm glad you understand, Julie. There aren't too many like "us". I guess I have some real trust and control issues.
Ahh, Gachrons. I didn't learn a darn thing from my first resection. I put it off until I ended up admitted from ER w/what they "said" was a perforation as well as obstruction. Ha! Got stabilized on IVs and an NG tube for 6 weeks to clean me out, refusing to let them operate here, then hopped a plane and flew to Mayo, had the resection two days later and it was an easier recovery than the tubal ligation done locally despite
open abdomen vs the "smiley" incision!!
I've already talked this over w/my family doctor and gastro. I promised I wouldn't wait as long as I did last time - but - if the "time bomb" hits - they are to just admit me thru ER, put me on IVs and the NG tube to get me stabilized and clean me out and then I'll take off like a ruptured duck for Mayo for the surgery. My family doctor even volunteered that they could med flight me to Mayo. Yeah, sure. Like my insurance should have to pay for my bullheadedness. Horsepuckies. Its only a 12 hour drive and there are commercial flights and the commercial flights sure oughtta be cheaper than a med flight! No way "I" am paying for a med flight!
Oh, yeah, Nanners! I'm anticipating already. And I sure as heck and feeling the anxiety!! Hearing how well Dee (Cleo) is doing tho helped settle me down a lot. Once I get that letter in the mail, WHEN I get that letter in the mail I'll start to really settle down and then I'll just conveniently forget about the whole thing - until I get the appointments/schedules in the mail from Mayo. Then I will REALLY be a basket case!!! And I'll get snarky and nasty and hate the whole world and everyone in it and .... I'm not nice when I'm scared and backed into a corner! Especially when I'm the one who backed myself into that corner.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 7/25/2008 4:33:07 PM (GMT-6)