November 15th, 2019
I am so happy that I had my surgery in my doctors surgery center and not the hospital! The staff was amazing and very attentive. I was checked in quickly, I changed out of my clothes and was taken to a pre-op bed. They chatted with me while they prepped me for surgery and once I was ready, they went up and brought Matt back to me. My anesthesiologist came by to talk with me and asked if I had any concerns. I told him about my experience with my first surgery at the hospital and he assured me that I would not have that nightmare happen again. My surgeon came by and chatted with us as well and once again assured me that the surgery was going to be easy and not to worry. He asked if I was ready to go and a few minutes later I was taken back to an operating room. Once I moved over to the operating table they knocked me out and that was the last thing I remember until I woke up.
My surgeon updated my husband afterwards and said that I did great and that everything went as planned. He said that I was being stitched up and would be in recovery in a little bit. I woke up fairly quickly and didn’t have any issues, just a bit groggy and wondering why I had so many bandages on my chest…..like I had forgotten about what just happened to me…
Now it is the next day, November 15th, I am in a little bit of pain and I am sore, but doing well today. Matt is taking excellent care of me! I can’t lift anything and I have to keep my arms at my sides as much as possible. I am on antibiotics for the next 7 days and I am taking pain meds, Oxycodone, when needed, but being very careful with them as they scare me.
Next Wednesday I go back to see my surgeon for a follow up and for him to remove my bandages. I am sure that I will still have bandages, but hopefully not as much as I have now.
I have to admit, I am kind of excited and scared to see how different my chest is going to look!