Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:51 PM
Well after sitting in a "prep room" with an IV putting a giant knot in my arm for almost 3 hrs, they knocked me out and did my surgery today. The sedatives they used put me out very well. They gave me something "to relax" before taking me out of my room for the surgery and I faintly remember them putting the mask on my face and the next thing I remember is waking up in recovery and asking for water, all they gave me was ice chips with a spoon, which I fell back asleep while eating. they woke me back up to tell me I was spilling the ice on my lap, then let me go back to sleep.. LOL I woke up in my "prep room" about another hour later with my wife and sister sitting there. Upon waking up, I noticed my left foot felt "asleep" and I was having trouble moving both legs. After calling the nurse in she helped me to my feet and then to the bathroom. I'm not a fan of anesthesia for sure. I'm supposed to take it easy and avoid very much movement for the next 2 weeks until I have a follow up appointment with my neurosurgeon. I went under the knife about 11am and left the hospital about 3:30pm. So it was overall a descent dealing. After much protesting on my part I left with a script for Flexeril and Hydrocodone. The narcotic has never done anything for me, but I gotta take what they give me. The incision isn't even bothering me right now, but the numb left food and left knee that doesn't appear to be working quite right are giving me heck right now. I picked up a nifty little camoflage cane on the way home to help me stay stabile on my feet when I have to move, and it's saved me from busting my rear or face a couple of times so I'm going to use it until my body gets back to it's normal operation. Thank you all for the prayers. I know I had alot of people praying for me and I cannot express how much that meant to me.