Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Last checkin

I spent a couple of hours at the hospital today doing preOp checks.
First off, I phoned them a few days ago asking if they could change my appointment because of this big storm in the forecast. Nope, all booked up.
Then the hospital phoned ME this morning asking me to come in right away. Our road wasn't plowed and we got a LOT of snow yesterday and last night with a good crust of ice on top.  I told the woman who phoned there was NO way I could get in there before the appointment time. She started going on about how good the highway and roads in town were and she didn't think I should be having such a problem, and furthermore. If I missed or was late for my appointment my surgery would be CANCELLED. 
The highway was horrible. It has been plowed but it was icy as all get out. The roads in town were absolutely awful. They were still awful on the way home several hours later.
I got there kind of early but still didn't get called in to see the first doctor until 1;15, a good half hour AFTER the time I was given.  She went over all of my records, all of my history, meds, etc. She gave me my surgery time and instructions. I have to pick up some special cleanser and scrub my legs twice the night before and early the morning of.
Then it was off to another office to see the anesthetist. She explained the spinal block and the general that I would be given. She said it would be the same thing they gave me for my colonoscopy so I know it won't make me sick.
I waited another half hour or so and it was off to the cardiology lab for a ECG and screening. That was all well and good too. My blood pressure, respiration and pulses were all good.
So, that's it, I'm good to go.
I head to the hospital next Wednesday for 8 Am with the surgery scheduled for 10:30.

On the way home the highway was well cleared but it was foggy as all get out. The sun has since come out! Yay!!!

10 comments:

  1. All the damn lead up. But at last they can get on with it.

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    1. I am happy to have my physio started!

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  2. Good luck with the surgery! I go in for my next pre-op the same day.

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  3. I'm glad all that's done. Nothing like going for tests and such -- stressful -- and having the stress of roads, too. SO, I've been off blog for a few. How did the surgery go -- or is it next Wednesday. I noticed you talked about starting PT so I wondered if they start you before or if I missed something.

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    1. Hi Jeanie! Yes, the tests and all are stressful. SO much to remember. I'm part of a group on FACEBOOK that has a lot of folks that have had joint replacements and the chit chat is so encouraging. Plus most of my friends have had it done! Surgery is the 31st. Doing PT now to get my muscles toned up.

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  4. Looking forward to a positive update...

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  5. Thanks Jenn Jilks. I'm getting a little anxious. I want this done and dusted!

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