Friday, July 2, 2010

interesting tidbit....

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?

UH...WHAT?!?!?!?

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.

2 comments:

Another Dreamer said...

Oh my gosh! That's scary, but at least you don't remember it right? That would probably be even more scary.

Hope the consultation gives more answers.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm glad you don't remember waking up either. That would be traumatic.

Hoping for answers for you.