Saturday, December 4, 2010

Making Good Use of Insurance

Whew!   I barely made it, but yesterday I was finally able to have the surgery that my doctor recommended for me back in January.    Of course, everything had to be put on hold after I had my pulmonary embolisms.     After working through that issue I asked the doctor if we could please have this surgery before the end of the year and my insurance deductible started over.

My sweet cousin Randy came over to stay with the boys.      They were excited about getting to have time with him because he is one of our favorite people ever.    

Since my surgery wasn't scheduled for 12:30 the only complaint I had was that I was sooooo thirsty.    They said no eating or drinking after midnight.     I wasn't really hungry, but I wanted a BIG glass of water so much.     Twice I almost grabbed up a bottle of water and chug it down!  

When we walked into the surgery clinic, the admissions lady said, "Mrs. Germany, I am so glad you are here.   The pre-op nurse just came and said they are ready as soon as you get here."    Wow!   Talk about service.    

I had a sweet pre-op nurse.     She said she didn't want to hurt me when she put in my IV so she wanted to numb my hand.     I told her I wasn't scared of needles.    She said, "No, no.   Let me numb your hand."     Want to know how she numbed my hand?    She gave me a shot that felt like a bee sting!     I told hubs that was worse than any IV  that I had ever had, but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to hurt her feelings.

Following surgery, I ran into the same problem with pain relief that I always have.    There is something about taking seizure medication that absorbs the effectiveness of other medicines.     It wound up taking quite a bit more morphine to get me comfortable because of my silly seizure medicine.    

All that morphine gave me a big case of insomnia.    We came home and I haven't slept since Thursday night.    Boy, if I was a little less sore I could be tearing up some house work!    

However, it has been nice to just snuggle up in the bed with my sweet guys watching movies, playing games on the computer and talking.


Debra said...

I'll be praying for a quick and uneventful recovery...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Get well soon!

Patti Lacy said...

OH, MY!!! That's SOME insomnia!
I would be reading like crazy.

May you get some sleep. Tonight!!!

Blessings for a speedy recovery.