I had my post op visit with Dr. W yesterday. She was telling me about it being a difficult surgery and then asked if I remembered waking up during surgery?
Yeah, apparently I woke up in the middle of surgery and they had to really drug me up to get me back to sleep. No wonder it took me a while longer to recover this time. Double dose of anesthesia, excessive bleeding etc.
I told her about having that same weird pain/swelling and red line on my arm after having it pop up on my leg. She said it sounded like a little phlebitis but since it resolved itself quickly then it wasn't too worrisome. She was more concerned with the swollen lymph node I had. It went away pretty soon after the swelling in my leg went away.
She gave me a referral for the specialist. She said they coded everything for the ins co so they shouldn't give me any problems. My new label....AMA/hypothyroid/habitual aborter. Nice. Oh well. If it keeps the ins co from giving me grief I'll take it.
I'll probably call the Dr's office Tuesday to set up a consultation.