Great blog name, right? I have been enjoying this blog for a couple of reasons. One, she only recently had her hysterectomy, so her posts are really timely for me. Second, she runs. A lot. I am not a ‘runner’ by any means but I have been enjoying getting out for some short runs over the last couple of years. I’ll never be a long distance runner, that’s for sure. But I still enjoy the runs that I can do. I’ll have more about that in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, enjoy this post from the Hysterical Runner, you’ll definitely want to head over to her blog to read the rest of her story!
Around 4pm the anaesthetist came in to discuss the drugs he should use to put, and keep, me under and to control the pain. I am a bit of a freak and allergic to paracetamol and also get a bad reaction from morphine (makes me throw up worse than mixing jaegermeister with wine and beer). We had a long chat during which he explained the different options we had and together we decided to go for a spinal block before the operation. I would also be kept under by administering the drugs during the operation via IV rather than gas. Apparently normally you would be put under with the IV drugs and then put onto gas but he suspected the gas might make my nausea worse. He also explained bit about how the procedure would work and about the fact that the table would be at a 14 degree angle (head down). Overall I had a lovely chat with him and felt instantly reassured that I was in the best possible hands.
I was also visited by my husband and son who came to wish me luck before the operation. I was feeling a little nervous at this point but also weirdly excited. What was probably worrying me the most was knowing that I was going to have the spinal block and that this would not be too comfortable. I had an epidural when in labour with my son and had hoped that would be the last time I ever had a needle in my back. I settled on the bed to watch some mindless tv and waiting for the knock on the door…
Part 2 will follow later..