Friday, September 7, 2007

I feel like a Mack truck hit my face!!!

Hello all! I’m BACK!!! Well, here’s a little low down on what’s going on with me lately.

I had the surgery I was telling you all about. It’s funny, I didn’t know that I was ALSO receiving a Septoplasty until I got there. I saw on one of the forms that I was receiving an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery as well as a Septoplasty. My eyes widened. Now the funny part is that I am addicted to Dr. 90210 so I’ve seen them do septoplasty’s before and I thought to myself ‘I wonder why Dr. Soandso didn’t suggest I have one of those?’ Hmmmmmmm…. LOL

Anyway, the procedure was cool. I was mad nervous because I have never had a surgical procedure before so I was not sure what to expect. They escort me into the OR and immediately one of the nurse’s walked in and said to Dr. Soandso, “I guess you won’t be needing that extra long stretcher huh?” I wanted to stab her in the eye. God love her. Actually they all put me in a great mood and tried to ease my anxiety. I laid on the table and told the CRNA that I was nervous and she said, “Oh, I have something for that.” I said, “You do?” Amazed but also skeptical. She said, “Yep, as soon as I give you this you won’t feel nervous at all.” I’m thinking to myself ‘BRING IT!!!’ LOL

God bless her because as soon as she shot whatever lovely concoction she had in that syringe into my IV my head started spinning. I IMMEDITELY said “Hey, my head is spinning.” I then proceeded to laugh uncontrollably…..then….that was it! The next then I knew I was being awakened by people yelling at me, “DIVA! Wake up!” You gotta go!” Ok, so they didn’t say the “you gotta go” part but they were by my bed yelling at me and I had this mask thing on my face. I remember thinking, “It’s over?’

So as you can see the procedure was a cake walk but oh baby…the recuperating is another story. I felt an enormous amount of pressure and discomfort for the next 4 days after. The Analyst was right there by my side. He stayed with me, cooking, getting me drinks, cleaning my yucky bloody nose and gauze. He was absolutely amazing. If any of you need an attentive male nurse, I’ll pimp loan him to you for a nominal fee.

The Manager was calling or texting a great deal of the time checking on me which was great. My best bud, “The Extremist”, was amazing too. She came over one day and helped The Analyst change my gauze. Now that’s a friend. I love her!

All in all things are coming back to normal. I’m still really sore and uncomfortable in the nasal area but it’s getting better.

Oh, I almost forgot. I had my first pre-op on Wednesday. They started yanking and pulling shit out of my nose. I had no idea all that crap could fit up there. OH MY GOODNESS!! The physician assistant said to me, “Close your eyes and be still. This will be uncomfortable.” I brace myself but once she started pulling all that packing out I had NEVER felt anything like that in my life!!!! I jumped and squirmed and screamed and she yelled at me, “BE STILL!” I looked at her and said, “You have got to be kidding. YOU sit here and let me dig shit outta your nose that’s packed WAY up in there and see how still YOU will be.” She just blinked and kept yanking and pulling. I hate her.

Everything else is going great. I’ll update you all on some other stuff tomorrow.

See ya on your blogs!!!!!

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Sizzle said...

I love when the docs/nurses/hygenists say stuff like that ("hold still") like are clueless to how uncomfortable and painful it is. Come on! Way to tell her. :)

Here's to a quick recovery!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

ugh. I'm gonna be ill. Anything to do with surgery makes me puke. Glad it went okay for you.

Anonymous said...

So what does this mean in your everyday life? Do you get to skip some meds? Does it make you stop snoring? Does it mean that allergies will be less of a problem? What's it for?

And is this one of those surguries where you get to stay in bed and eat lots of ice cream until you feel better?

laughingattheslut said...

That last one was me.

magnoliapeach said...

Hope you feel better!! :)

Erica AP said...

Wow... That's crazy! Those plastic surgery shows get me hooked but I always have to turn the channel when it's all bloody and stuff. Hope you are feeling better!

Ms. Behaving said...

OUCH!!!

Don'tcha just hate how those doctors tell you to just sit back/relax like PAIN is that daggone EASY to deal with???...UM NOT!!!

Hope you feel better--FAST!!

tAnYeTTa said...

Hope your road to recovery goes by really fast!!!! :)

Tired of being broke said...

Heres to a quick recovery.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Did I blink and miss something? What was this op for Diva?

(Yeah, I've been on hol on and off, but I thought I'd caught up!)

Try not to sneeze.

lisa q. said...

yikes girl! have a speedy recovery! :P

Salesdiva said...

You had me ROTFL cause girl I just did some MAJOR plastic surgery recently. We could compare notes cause they don't tell you the in-between stuff on those shows. Glad you are doing well. I've still got a ways to go to FANTABULOUS. Good luck and Godbless.

not fainthearted said...

Ah. Nothing like a good bed-side manner for a surgeon, huh?

Hope you recover soon.

Brotha Buck said...

That sounds awful. But good thing you retained your humor about it.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Glad your surgery went well - I hope that you're feeling better every day...

Opinionated Diva said...

Woooooow...Reading this made me feel your pain for real! I can't believe the nurse expected you to sit still through it all! smh

Judging from your humorous post, I think it's safe to safe you are feelng MUCH better!

CapCity said...

wow! u r blessed to have friends like that. Get well, Sis!

Sojourner G said...

Now that's funny. It reminds me of how it felt to have my tonsils out...as an adult. The recovery provided what I still consider the worst pain I ever felt. And what did they give me for pain? Tylenol #3...PILLS! I'm thinkin' "Hey I just had surgery on my throat. Can I get like a gas or a shot or something...some syrup maybe?" Hilarious. Hope your reccuperation goes smooth.