Tuesday, June 15, 2004
:: THE OPERATION THAT WAS ::
I can't type (this is all LEFT hand). I can't write. :( This is worse than the first one since my whole right hand is now bandaged. How long does it take to heal a wound? Grrrrr! Anyway, here are some bits and pieces of the ordeal I went through. (For new readers, check out my May 17 post regarding "the finger").
> I was confined at the hospital Saturday morning around 8:00 am
> I came prepared --- I brought my Hello Kitty blankie, my aztec jammies, combed my hair until it shines, brought 5 magazines
> I had 4 injection shots - dextrose, skin test, blood sample and meds that has to pass through my veins! Whew! The last one was the most painful......
> I texted friends before the process, feeling safe kuno
The operation was terrible but before I went to Tralalala Land, I got the following texts from a good friend:
"I feel bad about your surgery. I hope it would be successful!"
Nuninuninu...hmmm, the sender of those texts is someone important to me. I mean, who among you KNOWS that I like Chicago? I even forgot that I like them! Haha! So, when they put anesthesia on me...I was singing "You're the Inspiration" in my head.
> The operation started around 2:00 pm and I even said "Goodnight!" to my Anesthesiologist while my Ortho Surgeon was texting on the other side.
> My first memory after the surgery is seeing my bandaged right hand and asking the nurse to replace it with a new one (the bandage) but she told me that I was operated already (so, I'm still in delirium when I said that, I suppose).
> It was almost 4:30 pm when I came back to my room and I remember CRYING so hard to my mom since the anesthesia is wearing out and I am slowly feeling the pain!
> I slept, slept and slept and finally woke up at 6:00 pm the following day (Sunday). Gee, that anesthesia was HEAVY stuff!
> I complained A LOT and asked the nurses to remove my dextrose (or else I will remove it myself) since the pain is unbearable! Imagine, PAIN in both hands?
> I went home around 9:00 pm last Sunday. The ordeal is over and the wounds are now on its healing process (hopefully!).