Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012

WOW, I'm exhausted.

Got to the surgeons office at 8:45am, ready for my 9am appointment. I was seen immediately, where another pelvic was done, this time by Dr. Fiorica. The procedure was explained to me in full. The mass will be removed and a complete hysterectomy. He will also remove the mentum and check certain areas for any cancerous growths. He also made me aware that sometimes it effects the bowel and a section of that may have to be removed but he wont know until the surgery.

I was also told the results of my CA-125 blood test. Normal levels are 35U/ml. Mine was 114U/ml. The doctor said it was only a slight increase and he has seen that number in the thousands before. He is hoping it is all confined to the mass itself, but we still won't know until the surgery. I asked if there was any way I could keep the necklace a friend gave me in surgery but we decided against it. If I was adamant about it, I could have had it bagged and attached to my leg but if some emergency arose during surgery, or it fell off, they would not assume responsibility for it. So I decided not to.

I was given a list of instructions for Sunday. I basically can only have clear liquids (broths, jello, juice without pulp). I have to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate and do a Fleets enema that night. I have to drink 8 ounces of water every hour from morning till night. Than nothing past midnight. I have to be at the hospital at 10:30am and the surgery is scheduled for 12:30pm. It will take 2-3 hours of surgery, then post op recovery.

I also had to go over to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and do the pre-screening and pre-registration. More blood work, and EKG, urine sample... yada yada yada. More of the same instructions and I even got some Hibicleanse I am to shower at home with before I come in to the hospital.

I stopped at the pharmacy and got the mag citrate & Fleets. Then I waddled into Publix and got broth and jello for Sunday. I would have let Jeff do it but I wanted what *I* wanted and had to see the selection. Normally, jello that isn't laced with alcohol is unwanted. LOL

By the time I got finished with that.... I was DONE. I was out of breath and just feeling like crap. Got home, took a promethazine (anti-nausea), tramadol (for pain) and had something to eat. Now I need to call my family and take a damn nap.

So, that's it for now. You'll hear from me soon enough!

God Bless!