Thank you all so much for sharing your stories. Man can I relate to some of your stories!!
I was a little leery about
posting this thread, but I had a feeling that there are others here who walk away from certain situations scratching their heads and wondering, "What the hell was that all about
….I guess another crazy experience for me was immediately after my surgery. (For the most part, it’s something my wife remembers, not me.)
I was instructed to not
consume anything solid or liquid after midnight, prior to my surgery. My surgery was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and due to an emergency and some delays in the operating rooms I wasn’t out of recovery and into a room until almost 10 p.m. – about
22 hours after my last drink of water.
Next thing I remember, the nurses are feeding me ice chips, but I had some serious thirst.
So I asked a nurse for water and she said something like, “No sweety -- no water, just some ice for now.”
My wife said I kept asking the nurses for water and was denied it. Then, in my morphine-induced stupor, I asked a nurse, “How about
apple juice? Can you get me some apple juice?”
The nurse replied, “Sure, we have apple juice.”
And they brought me two cans of it!!
AND I DRANK IT STAT! It was like vintage wine.
Perhaps my wife was sticking my IV into her own arm for the medication and made this up??? LOL. I wouldn’t blame her.
My take on it is that I asked for apple juice about
the time I was allowed to have liquids again, because the nurses and docs at City of Hope were the absolute best.
Keep on smilin’
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 3/14/2007 8:02:00 PM (GMT-6)