Thursday, November 17, 2016

Surgery Prep

It's the big day!  Surgery day!  I have no idea what they're going to find once they get in there to look at my shoulder again.  A year and a half ago, they went in thinking there might be a small tear, but my bicep tendon had to be repaired and reattached.  They had to clean off a bone spur, clean up some arthritis tissue, and release an impingement.  Well, 18 months later, I'm still in pain.  Could be another impingement.  Could be a small tear.  Could just be another bone spur and scar tissue.  I'm hoping for the fewest issues so that recovery won't take as long.

I've been prepping for surgery all week.  Painting, crafting, making cards, cleaning house, Christmas shopping,  planning finals care packages for our 3 college students, and planning 7 days of lessons for school.  That's how I prep!

Have you ever had to use those disinfecting wipes the hospital gives you prior to surgery now?  They are called sage wipes.  They're supposed to be used "nose to toes" to help prevent surgical site infections.  What I don't understand is that if you use them the night before, how does that help? Shouldn't you use them at the hospital right before the surgery?  Besides, they're super sticky, and you have to air dry, and did I mention they're sticky?  Icky!  But I'm a good patient, and I did what I was supposed to do.

I think my surgeon has a pretty cushy schedule (jk!).  He doesn't start till 10.  I'm scheduled for 11:00 today.  I wonder what time I'll be home?  I'm sure all I'll want to do is sleep.  Well... gotta get going!  Wish me luck!

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