Friday, April 14, 2006

Going under the knife...

I will be going back to Kansas tonight to spend Easter with my dad and then my mom and I will drive back to Illinois together on Tuesday.

My surgery is bright and early Wednesday morning. I have had all my pretests and got poked by two dumb nurses. I always tell those morons that they have to use a butterfly needle cause I have small veins and they move. But the first nurse couldnt get it on the first stick so she called in "biggest lady I've ever seen!" to try. She used a giant needle and left a huge bruise. She was big so she had to leave her big mark on everything apparantly.

Anyways, the anesthesiologist gave me the rundown on the drugs I would get during surgery. I will have gas to put me under and then they have to put a tube in my throat to help me breathe. Then they will take 2 hours to do the surgery. They are going to take my whole thyroid out. Hopefully there wont be any spread of the cancer and they can get everything.

There is a risk of premature labor. I am only 26 weeks so we need baby to stay in there a while longer.

I am already started on synthroid, a thyroid replacement drug. We'll see how this makes me feel the next few days until the surgery. But I will have to take this pill everyday for the rest of my life. I really hate that fact.

Well anyway, I will post again when I get home from the hospital.

Happy Easter!!

1 comments from beautiful people!:

Tuesday Girl said...

I hope you are doing fine. I am sure it will be great, good to know everything is out. The recovery time for me was very easy, just sore for 3-4 days.

Take it easy and I will be saying a prayer for you.