Saturday, September 29, 2007

getting ready

Its been a crazy Saturday. D2's soccer game was right smack in the middle of the day, so by the time we even got home it was close to 3:00pm. I found myself wondering where the day went!

(and, by the way D2 actually made a goal today and her team won 7-1!)

We ate a late lunch and then headed to the mall. I decided that some new, fancy pajamas to lounge around in would do wonders for my mood and morale once I got home from the hospital. I splurged and bought a night gown, a pair of pajamas, and a robe. All (quite by accident) various shades of pink.

I'm not getting as much done around the house this weekend as I had planned.... but, I'll be honest. Most of the things I had on my lengthy "To Do" list were mainly things to keep me busy, and not necessarily things that HAD to get done.

Good thing. Cuz most of the won't be.

Still not overly nervous about Tuesday. I mean, yes I'm a little apprehensive about it, but not as much as I might expect myself to be, knowing me. It makes me wonder if I've just been through too much for this one to even phase me... or if it will all hit me at the last minute.

Guess we'll find out, won't we?

Hope the weekend is treating you all well!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Seriously? SERIOUSLY!

Today I went in for my "routine" pre-op testing and doctor visit, to make sure everything was all in order for next week.

Only, if you know about me and my health history, then you know there isn't really anything routine about anything!!

Long story short, my blood pressure was through the roof... off the charts... into "Way Way Scary" territory. And this for someone who has normal-to-low blood pressure.

It was so bad that my doctor took one look at my mom (who thank GOD went with me!) and said, "Take her to the ER right NOW"... which luckily was right next door...

Off we went to the ER... (I'm having not so fond flashbacks of the ER at this point...)... The docs there took my blood pressure, and given their vast medical knowledge said, "Yep, its high!"

They hooked me up to a bunch of junk, gave me drugs, gave me an EKG and took my blood pressure just about every 10 minutes or so.

The did enough blood work to figure out I'm not in renal or liver failure... the EKG came back perfect... so their expert medical opinion was "We don't know".

They are quite confident its temporary and may be due to the fact that I've been really sick the past week. Or it might not! At any rate, they gave me drugs to take until my surgery next week, so luckily that is still going on as planned.

Anyway, after several hours my blood pressure was finally low enough that they felt they could send me home. And now I'm serene and relaxed and stress free and ready for my surgery next week. hahaha

Its almost funny, right?? RIGHT?