You will not believe this...I arrive at the hospital at 6:00 am. I have had so many sleepless nights it's amazing I can even function. So I get changed into my gown and lay down. Put on my beautiful white hose
We all love those!!! The nurse has me sign all my paperwork. I have all of my bands on. Panic attack #1 big time freak out. Breathe breathe breathe. Okay now it's time for my IV. No biggie I went through IVF, me and needles have a love hate relationship. They don't freak me out at all. So the nurse starts to prepare and she uses the numbing spray (don't let them do that ask for the little stick as it numbs a heck of a lot better) she is digging around while trying to talk to me about Jon and Kate + 8. Finally I tell her she has to stop. She isn't going to find it. So another nurse comes in meanwhile the nuero lady has arrived to start sandpaper my skin away so they electrodes will stick. It feels like a light rug burn I have about 16 on different parts of my body. It's a way to monitor my nerves and to make sure the doctor doesn't even get close (kind of neat and cool and reassuring). The second nurse actually uses the little needle to numb before putting in an IV and what do you know ...boom she gets it. The nurse leaves and the neuro lady leaves. A couple of minutes later, they start the antibiotic and the nurse says "this means it will be real soon now". So I have my second panic attack. Now about 10 minutes later, I am in the middle of my third panic attack when my doctor walks in...I am thinking...okay here we go we are going to talk for a sec sign off on a few things and I will finally get my cocktail. Well the doctor said he had the flu and he was going to have to cancel the surgery. I was in shock...I couldn't believe it. I mean I don't want a sick doctor to operate on me but come on. If you wake up with the flu or if you have a fever. Don't come in to work. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A SURGEON!!!!! I feel bad for the first person. It was a small surgery probably a Discogram or Injection but they are at risk for infection I would think. Anyway, I am rescheduled for Monday the 9th so think happy thoughts!!!!