Friday, April 18, 2008

"Hi, I'm 26 with the memory of a 96 year old"

I'm fairly certain that when they removed my ameloblastoma they must have removed part of my memory too because ever since these surgeries started I have not been able to remember a darn thing.

Today I almost missed my pre-op appointment.

It wasnt for lack of knowing that it was today, or the fact that I didnt write it on the calendar. I did. I knew. I even went and got gas last night on the way home from dinner so I would have gas "For going to the hospital tomorow." I said this out loud, to Chris, and even pondered how long I would be there.

But when I woke up this morning all thoughts of having a doctor appointment fell out of my head when I climbed out of bed. I had a lazy morning, got my daughter off to school on time, came home, sat at the computer, milled about with a cup of coffee and thought " nice not to have anywhere to be." As I was walking across the kitchen at 10:01 am, I glanced at the clock and thought hmm why do I feel so unsettled? I walked into the bathroom to wash my face and as I looked at my face in the mirror it hit me that I was supposed to be at the hospital 20 minutes away about 1/2 an hour ago for my pre-op appointment. Argh!!!!

So I rushed around and left my house in complete dissaray (I wont pretend like I didnt think about it the entire time I was waiting at the hospital) and drove like a bat out of hell to get there, and made it there in a decent span of time I might add. I did the usual wait and talk to the anesthesiologist, answer all the routine questions and was surprised to hear the anesthesiologist didn't feel he needed them to draw any blood this time, which was new but not really a sad thing for me since that would have meant being there another hour and a half or so, as well as getting stuck with a needle.

I found out I have to be at the hospital at 8 am on Wednesday instead of the usual 6 am which will be nice. They did give me this weird stuff called Hibiclens to bathe in the night before and the morning of surgery, it feels morbid to think that I have to 'cleanse' my body with it before surgery like I am prepping my body for the morgue or something. Ugh.

Anyway that is it for now, hopefully I will retain some sanity between now and then.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Silly girl ... but im right there behind you. I NEVER used to b forgetful till I had 'K' !!! Glad you made it in time & praying for a SMOOOTH Surgery & QUICK recovery.