That was quite an adventure. I walked to the hospital, and got admitted to the day surgery unit. My heart rate was 112, they asked whether I was a bit nervous, LOL I was. I got it down to 86 or so by deep breathing, which satisfied them. They did a pregnancy test (finally a time it was good to get a negative) and then administered the IV. They numbed my hand before putting in the IV, which is an improvement over the last time I got one.
The anesthetist came to talk to me about the anesthesia. I told her that the idea of a spinal freaked me out, and I would prefer full anesthesia and she was cool with that. Later it turned out that I made the right choice. All the complications would have been even less fun with me awake.
They told me they were putting something in to relax me and I would be going to the operating room soon. My memory stops there, and starts again in recovery, about 5 hours or so later.
She went in via my cervix to do the hysteroscopy, and found a polyp and a fibroid. The polyp was no problem, she took it out without any complications. Then she started chipping away at a huge fibroid, that was filling up almost my whole uterus. Oops, she perforated my uterus.... No problem, she could do a laparoscopy to fix that. But that didnt' really work either. So she ended up just cutting me open, and doing a myectomy, where they cut through the uterine wall. She took out the fibroid that way, and then sewed me up again. So I now have 4 incisions, 3 for the laparoscopy and 1 for the myectomy. Blech!
I had to stay the night and I was NOT comfortable, this was a bit more involved than I had thought it would be. They kept waking me up to get my temp and my blood pressure and such, I was on oxygen, and they had one of those heartrate/oxygen sensor thingies on my finger. Oh, I also had a kind of pumping socks on my feet, to help prevent clots. I couldn't move the way I wanted because of the pain. Not a very restful night LOL
But the good news is that this is almost certain what has been causing my miscarriages. And that she never had been able to get it out via the hysteroscopy, so it was good that we ended up with the myectomy. I think.
I came home this afternoon, sent dh out for my pain meds, and later walked around the neighborhood, but I did my short loop :-)