surgery went well yesterday. actually, to make a long story short, it fell off when I got into surgery. I'm sure this isn't a coincidence - this is most definately a result of the homepathic remedy I underwent and all the emotional support I got from this forum as well as visualization, meditation and just plan "wishing" the thing would go away. It wasn't "ready" to go on it's own.
The doc looped it to prepare for the cut and cauterization, and that's when it fell off. A little bleeding and some cauterization and I was back in business. Or somewhat. The prep and recovery took longer than the surgery.
I oped for a general anesthetic. My choices were that or an epidural - no thanks. Not to put them down or anything, but I figured less intervention (holes in me) was better, and they seemed to think that either one was fine. I figured - 1) I didn't want to be awake, anyway. 2) half of me awake and half of me unconscious (his half) might be troubling to the bundle 3) birth being a fairly unknown outcome, I might get another epidural in a few months, so, no thanks. 4) I already had the IV.
They pumped me full of saline, and I had to pee 3 times before surgery. Duh. I think the nurses were a little put off that I wouldn't stay put (I only waited 3 hours and peed 3 times, it's not an L&D ward, it was Day Surgery). The doc was tied up w/the previous surgery, so mine started late. No biggie, just more lying around waiting and peeing. Hubster was there. I was uncomfortable and my hand hurt from the IV. i had him rub my back and my belly while waiting. His hands are deliciously warm, and it felt good. Plus aparently massage helps turn off your "pain gate" and I figured that couldn't be anything but good. And while he was rubbing I barely noticed my hand. He kept talking to the bundle and reassuring him that everything was ok and to just hang in there until it's over. Then we can go home and have ice cream. Well, pizza. Although they told me my digestion would be even MORE slowed down after the surgery. Nifty.
They took heart tones
4 times. Once before, once right after surgery, after recovery and before they let me go home. 150, 130, 140, 150.
My throat was hella sore, feeling much better now. My hand still hurts. Can't take a bath until my follow up appointment, "don't want an infection". But I can shower anytime now.
Soooo glad that's over. Hope it's smooth sailing from here, don't see anything on the horizon.
Best wishes, happy holidays and blessings to all