Showing posts with label Five Question Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Five Question Friday. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2011

Five Question Friday: 4/1/11

1. Have you ever had surgery?

Yes, several actually.  I had never even been in a hospital as a patient before my son was born.  Now I've had 4 surgeries.  Actually I guess I've had 5 because the gallbladder surgery was technically two.  I don't know why I say technically.  They were two separate surgeries on two separate days.

It's so strange to fill out medical paperwork and have to list all those surgeries after going so many years checking "No" on everything.

I've had two c-sections, one gallbladder removal (which was two surgeries, one lapriscopic and one endoscopic, during which I woke up) and one DNC after my miscarriage. :'(

Waking up during an endoscopic surgery is something I don't recommend.  I remember gagging on the tube that was down my throat.  I was trying so hard not to because I knew it needed to be there.  The doctors kept telling me to just relax and I was really trying.  Then they upped the anesthesia and I was out again.  I guess I wasn't supposed to remember that because the nurse was shocked when I mentioned it.  She had been there during the surgery but she thought I wouldn't remember because of the "amnesia effect" of the anesthesia.

I also had my wisdom teeth removed in December.  Does that count as a surgery?  Woke up during that too . . . Ouch!