And I Was Very Brave

Well, maybe I wasn’t “very” brave, but at least I wasn’t sobbing on the operating table this time. Surgery was pretty smooth, and the doctor promised to be extra gentle. Bless him, he mixed another drug (bicarbonate of something) into the freezing to take some of the sting out of it; he also used an extra fine needle reserved for infants and pansies like me. Ativan also helped. God bless mood-altering drugs.

Right now, my arm is elevated on the back of the couch while the freezing comes out. I was a sweating, crying, cussing ball of pain a few minutes ago, but I have gotten myself together enough to whimper about it on the internet. This part sucks. I want my momma. I want more drugs.

Tomorrow will be better. Thanks for stopping in to check on me.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. FL Liz says:

    Aww I hope you are feeling better, but I’d bet that’s not going to be for another few days.
    Brave woman, you are. Not sure what the ‘freezing’ thing is all about but can wait until you are bi-pawdle to explain.

    1. Thanks Liz. I’m a smidgen better today.
      “Freezing” is the local anesthetic they use to numb the hand and forearm for this delightful little procedure.

  2. lexy3587 says:

    hope the pain goes away soon 🙂

    1. The worse of it (the sweating and swearing stage) has passed. Thanks for the good wishes!

  3. I was checking in to see how it went. Glad you are ok Kay!

    1. Getting there, thanks! Hope the last couple days were good.

  4. My arm hurts just reading this post. I hope Sherman and the Electrician are helping to alleviate some of the pain.

    1. My boys are trying their best to help. Both being clumsy goofs, it’s not all successful help, but it’s the thought that counts. 🙂

  5. Cinderella says:

    I am sorry you are hurting Kay. Hope you are able to sleep through it, and tomorrow will feel a bit better, and Chrsitmas better too.

    ((hugs)) to you and Sherman and cyber-good wishes/love to Spike.

    1. Love to you too, Cinderella. Merry Christmas and thanks for checking in with me.

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