Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I had my pre-op appt yesterday.

First was the ultrasound. They told me to come with a full bladder, but after having been through the whole thing before, and knowing how often doctors run late, I ended up not having a full enough bladder- which didn't matter because she was doing an internal ultrasound too. So I don't know why they needed to do the external. But whatever.

My fibroid is anterior (in the back) and on the outside. I'm glad for that, because it means they don't need to cut open my uterus, just scoop the fibroid out of it. I could see the whole ultrasound, and if I interpreted it right, it seemed like the length of the fibroid was around 4cm. It was 7 at the longest, so it appears to have shrunk.

Then I had an appointment where they asked me everything I'd already written on the pre-op questionnaire, listened to my breathing and all of that for anesthesia stuff, and took blood. That appointment took an hour, though most of it was sitting around waiting for the next person to come do their thing.

They gave me a special soap. They want me to wash with it the night before and the morning of the surgery.

Today I have to do a bowel prep. Ick. Apparently, they have you do it in case they do have to do a full surgery because they would be so close to the bowel. I had a colonoscopy years ago, so I know what I'm in store for. Not excited. The toilet will be my friend today. Ugh.

My surgery is at 7:30am tomorrow. I'll update when I have a chance.


Fran said...

Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts!! Love, Fran

irrationalexuberance said...

Good luck!

Kakunaa said...

Good luck. Will be thinking of you!

"Jay" said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Sorry you have to do the prep today. I hope you have a good book next to the toliet!!!

jill said...

Thinking of you!

(Those bowel preps are awful. I had to do three of them at different intervals for two tests and an abdominal surgery over 10 years ago and I still remember like they were yesterday.)

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you today and hoping everything went well.