I wish I could have updated sooner but I absolutely had no energy. I just got home yesterday and it was relaxing but scary at the same time. I was told I had such a hard time waking up from surgery because I had about 50 minis strokes. I have fought with every thing in me. This is a rough and hard procedure on your body. The lung tap had me yelling in agony. With that being said, I am glad I am on this side of it. Each day gives me a little more
My family, friends, and an awesome health care team definitely got me thru this far. It's not a painful procedure, it just takes a huge toll on your body. I know I still have a long recovery to go. But I'm willing to finish this journey and see what feeling good again is all about.
To those of you getting prepared for surgery you are in my prayers for a successful operation and a quick recovery.
If I can help anyone in anyway please reach out, and know I'm here for you. Nothing could ever have totally prepared me for this, but I'm here if you need me for anything.
So I'm up and getting ready to go to hospital. It's the big day. I feel myself getting kind of nervous but I'm not scared yet. But I haven't got in the car yet either. I've talked to family and friends all nite and that has kept my mind at ease. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. I really do appreciate all of you. You have helped me way more than you know. Prayers for the others going and recovering also. God bless everyone. See yal on the flip side!
I have all the lab and classes on Wednesday then surgery on friday. I'm not even sure how I feel yet. I thought I would be extremely nervous this week. Definitely prayer helps me. I'm my mind I think I already know the hardest part is the car ride there. I hope everything goes well. I certainly have my concerns but I'm not as emotional as I was a few weeks ago. I think you guys posts has helped me tremendously. It really has. If it weren't for your stories of your surgeries I woukd probably be bat ass crazy. I'm sure I would. But just reading how it has affected each of you in different ways has let me know I'm definitely not the only one going through this. This site has been an absolute God send for me. Thank all of you! All of you guys will forever be in my prayers.
So they just bumped me a day for surgery. It's ok though cause its gonna be a morning surgery now. So can anyone tell me what essentials you have to pack to take with? Not sure what I'm really gonna need while I'm there.
Now that the date of surgery has been set, I'm nervous all over again. But riding this roller coaster of emotions is so overwhelming I'm just glad it's almost over. Soon I can enjoy life everyday again. Gotta stay positive!!!
Time to set the surgery date!! I'm almost excited about it!!
Journal posted on April 4, 2016
I have my appt with Dr. KIm again tomorrow. He's gonna discuss some more test results and then we set the surgery date. I'm very nervous but at the same time so calm about it. God has his hold on this. It's too peaceful almost. But I'm excited at the same time to know all of this is almost over and my new chapter in life isn't far away. Does everyone have mixed feelings like this?
Each dr visit has calmed me more because it educates me more. Doesn't mean I'm not still scared or nervous. But I've prayed about it and just gave it to God. It's way too much for me to deal with. I think the hbp meds are making me dream alot. ALOT! I can barely sleep anymore. Did anyone else have trouble sleeping or resting? Should I ask the dr for something to help me relax?