Took care of my pre-op stuff. I got a bunch of prescriptions from my plastic surgeon, and had some blood taken at the hospital.
The hospital looks nice, and apparently I’ll be recovering on the same floor as maternity, just the opposite side, which I’ve been told is a nice place to be. So that’s cool.
I did all the paperwork for the hospital, so all I have to do when I check in tomorrow is get a bracelet and head to my floor.
I’m not nervous about the procedure, and I doubt I’ll get nervous in the morning since I have to be up and at the hospital at o’ dark thirty (aka 5:30am). Doesn’t really give me the opportunity to panic prior to getting the good stuff from the anesthesiologist.
Did I mention that for my lumpectomy they gave me some kind of chill stuff through my IV to make sure I stayed calm before the surgery? I’m guessing they may do something similar tomorrow.
Anyway, as I said, I’m not nervous. I have faith in my doctors, and I know everything will be ok. Brad, on the other hand, is super nervous!! So he’ll need all the support he can get. I do believe people are taking shifts with him tomorrow, since it’ll be a long wait.
The surgery can take anywhere from 8-12 hours, and probably will take about 8. That’s a long wait for a loved one! Not so much for me, since it’ll be lights out and I’ll have no concept of time. One minute I’ll be making bad jokes and the next I’ll be in post-op.
Regardless, tomorrow is going to be a long day!!
I picked up some slippers and button-down shirts today, and I packed my hospital bags (one for entertainment, one with clothes and toiletries). So hopefully I’ll be comfy since I’ll be in the hospital until Sunday!!
I’ll see you on the flip side!