I can't believe how fast time has been flying by. My surgery is approx a week and a half away!
Last week I had to go give blood at a blood donation center in case I will need a transfusion post op. Yesterday I was at the hospital for a checkup, medical history and more blood testing. The doctors also took new pictures and all these different types of molds of my teeth and other weird things involving metal headgear lol. I got my prescriptions already, just need to fill them. They gave me 6 - an anti-biotic (amoxicillan), peridex (mouthwash), afrin allergy & children's sudafed (for congestion), ibuprofen 100mg & acetaminophen/codeine (for pain). I don't know why they didn't prescribe something stronger for pain but my OS did mention a while back that there isn' that much pain involved in this so hopefully I will do fine with what they gave me.
I asked whether the breathing tube and urinary catheter will be out by the time I wake up and they told me that the breathing tube will most likely be out but the catheter will probably stay in -- eek, I was hoping all that stuff would be out so that I don't have to feel them taking it out =/ I am scared of that part...
I still have a dental cleaning next week and getting surgical hooks at my ortho the day before surgery and that's it... ready to go!
I am starting to feel a bit anxious about the whole process but trying to stay positive and think that everything will go smoothly.
My naturopath gave me a some supplements/vitamins (in powder form) to take before and after surgery to help with recovery.
I still need to go shopping to stock up on stuff I will need during recovery.
1 year ago