Yesterday afternoon, I had my pre-op appointment at the hospital. It was interesting, to say the least, and unfortunately, a bit frustrating.
You see, the pre-op department is NOT the same doctor who will be doing your surgery, and not the save doctor you’ve been seeing. So, for what seemed the bazillionth time, I had to write down my entire medical history (sigh – that alone can take an hour) and then, I had to tell them in the exam room the same thing I had JUST written down.
I had to take the 40th pregnancy test I’ve taken in the past three weeks. Believe me y’all – that gets old. And I completely understand WHY, but really? That’s hard on someone who is about to have a hysterectomy. Especially the “Well, good news! You aren’t pregnant.” Um, yeah. First of all – I have my period. And 2nd, well, you have to have SEX to get pregnant – and let’s just say that isn’t exactly at the TOP of my to do list…knowwhatImean?
More blood work. My third EKG in less than a month (your cardiologist is hard to get a hold of, so let’s just do another one). What medications are you on again? When did you have your gastric bypass? What’s the square root for 4,798,524? (Ok, I may have exaggerated on that last one).
And work – OY VEY with work. They are driving me nuts. We need to have a meeting to find out when you are going to be able to get this done. Um, well, I could have GOTTEN it done in the time it took us to have a meeting. Really? Ok, let’s meet about that too.
These people are driving me crazy. And honestly, none of them have asked me how I’m actually doing – just, “What’s your back up plan for when you are out?” Well, to be honest, once I go out, I don’t really give a horse’s hairy ass who does it. I’ll be HAVING MAJOR SURGERY.
Plus I had to dig up all the will stuff, and living will stuff, and that freaked my husband out a little bit. So now I have to go into reassurance mode with him, when quite honestly, I’m the one that could use a little reassuring right now.
And tylenol. Because I have a wickedheadache, y’all.
(Speaking of, Wicked is going to be at the Hippodrome in November – I should buy tickets, yes?)
One. More. Week.