That appointment made me a nervous wreck. It took forever. I must admit we were warned by the office, and, I get that since it's a surgery center. So, we were a bit prepared for that. Then they didn't have the information from my RE about WHY he was going into surgery with her (he just didn't have the whole story). GREAT!!!! Seriously? So, the GI called upstairs and got them and reviewed them with me. He went over all the just in case scenarios (resection, colostomy, etc) and the risks. But he did say that in the past two years, he's only had to re-sect one or two patients with endo (he's done endo surgeries, but, that's all he's had to re-sect). And, he reiterated his role as being there just in case the need were to arise.
I have to start my colon prep at 10 AM the day before surgery (Go-lytely)...and I have to take hard core antibiotics with the prep to kill what bacteria is left. I have to take these pills 3 times that day (4 pills at a time I believe)! He said to take as much as I could and warned that I could get sick to my stomach because of the addition of the antibiotics. I asked them how sick is too sick, and when do I know when to stop?!?! There really wasn't an answer to that...I guess we'll just have to call during the day if it gets too bad. This is all prep for IF they have to go in and do anything to the colon-help prevent infection, etc. I understand the rationale behind it, but, it is going to SUCK...hands down. Obviously I can't have anything solid that day-all clear liquids until midnight. I'll be BEGGING for the IV by the next morning!!!! I'm so thankful that I am scheduled first that day!
I just want this done and on the road to recovery!!! I was hoping that this appointment would help to settle my nerves, but, I am not quite sure that was accomplished. I am so thankful that there will be someone on hand if needed, don't get me wrong. But, just thinking about what is to come next Thursday is not pleasant. But, I just need to let it roll and enjoy the next week and gain my composure to focus on healing after the surgery. I am TRYING really hard to stay in that mindset.
Thank you all for your kind words on my previous post!
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