I had my pre-op today too... I just loved drinking that barium.
Yum. I almost threw up on the table, but I made myself keep it in because no way was I drinking it again.
I had the
A uninalysis and pregnancy test
about 7 vials of blood drawn for CBC, Thyroid, Hepatitis, HIV and a couple
of others I don't remember
A gallbladder ultrasound
A chest Xray
An Upper GI
A Pulmonary Function Test
an Arterial Blood Gas
Fun fun fun. Took half the day off for the tests then back to work with the barium rocks
in my stomach.
I asked the nurse what would be a show stopper and she said elevated TSH for thyroid, UTI or raised White
Blood cell count. I think the only thing I am worred about is the TSH. I take thyroid but sometimes it tests
high and sometimes not. I'll find out my results on Thursday. Also, I am hoping for gallstones because I have
frequent right upper quadrant pain and I'd like to be able to say that's what it is and be done with it.
I was fighting
a cold two weeks ago which turned into a sinus infection. I just finished antibiotics on Sunday so hopefully the WBC
is good, but I did wake up today with a scratchy throat, I am hoping it is just allergies or from having the window open as
I sleep. I really don't want anything getting in my way right now. I am sure you can all relate.
Oh, and I
have lost 10 pounds since my consult weight... woo hoo.
Well, tomorrow is my big day. I am finishing up my packing
and getting ready. I took my Milk of Magnesia this morning and I am on a clear liquid diet all day, so no more last
meals. I was supposed to go out last night with my boyfriend to celebrate an early valentine's day. I talked to
him at 5:30 and he was on his way over. He never showed up. I don't know what has happened to him. I am
caught up in both worry and anger. I don't know whether to be worried that something may have happened or angry
that he flaked on me for a very important day. I can't find him or get in touch with him. At this point,
I have decided there's nothing more I can do and I have to focus on me and let it go. I will know more in a few
days, but I have to have my surgery and be in the best shape/mood I can be for that. So that is where I am right this
second. I am going tonight to stay with my parents. They'll be taking me to the hospital in the morning, then
I will be staying with them after the surgery. So, I'll update once again when I get home. Good luck and
best wishes to everyone else. Thanks to all who have left messages of support.