Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pre- Op appointment

I had my pre-op appointment on Friday and it went really well! I was kinda nervous that something would come up and they would put my surgery off, but that didn't happen. Whew!

I met with the surgeon who did a physical, which was all fine. We talked about me choosing the sleeve over the bypass. He said there was no reason for him to suggest one over the other, so I should choose whichever I Am most comfortable with. So, yay! Sleeve it is! It was so cool to go over the list of surgical risks and complications and have him cross off a whole bunch of stuff that just is not applicable to the sleeve. I got all the paperwork signed and turned in my FMLA and disability paperwork to the business office.

I had to do a pre-op EKG as well, just to make sure I had a normal rhythm. That was all perfect- which was a relief. I have been told a few times I have abnormal glitch on the T-wave, but it was not there this time.

Officially my surgery is on June 21st at 8am. I have to be there at 6:30am (ugh!) so we will be staying overnight in Fremont. If everything goes well in the surgery and recovery I will be released from the hospital on the afternoon of the 22nd. I will be off work for a month, which will be hard financially, but I will be able to collect short term disability and have some vacation time I can use as well. It will be tight since Aaron is unemployed, but God has always provided in the past!

Thank you for being so encouraging along the way. I can't wait for the next phase of this journey to begin! Only 15 more days!

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