Green Means GO for Surgery

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Earlier this week, I spent most of my day running around from medical appointment to medical appointment – I had to visit both the dietician and the surgeon. Thankfully, they’re both located in the same clinic so I didn’t have to drag my butt around from one end of the city to another. The dietician appointments always go well. This time, I was down another two pounds! Before you get excited…the last time she weighed me was at our last appointment back in September. Hey, I’m not complaining though. I will take those two pounds gladly! We also set some new goals and revised some old ones: more veggies, more water, taking my calcium supplements regularly (according to the pharmacist, I can take them with my other meds and have no fear of interaction), and trying to stick to “real foods” rather than processed ones. Very pleased with the outcome of this appointment and looking forward to losing some more weight and getting healthier with each and every visit.

Next up, the surgeon. I have to admit, somehow I have had the greatest luck with medical professionals over the past few years: my family doc, my dietician, the ER nurses and doctor who treated me, and now my surgeon. Wow. Great bedside manner, friendly, outgoing, understanding, and he explained stuff! He even drew a stick figure image of me and my bellybutton to show exactly where the incisions would go and how big they’d be. No set date yet for the surgery itself but the hospital will call me a week before to let me know when, where, and what to do. And then, I get two weeks off of work. He figures I might not need that long but better to be safe than sorry. It will be a day surgery only – in and out of the hospital in about 6 hours. Home the same day unless I have a reaction to the anaesthetic. Mommikins is coming with me and taking me home, and has let her employer know she’ll be taking a few days off to watch over me while I recuperate. My surgeon took the time to explain how and why a gallstone attack happens, introduced himself by first name (no I’m Doctor so and so), and put me instantly at ease. I’ve never had surgery before so I’ve been a bit anxious the closer the appointment was getting. I’m happy to say that, although I still have anxiety about the surgery itself, I’m comfortable with the person who’s going to do it.

I also have another interview next week. This time it’s a much higher level position and to be an honest, I was surprised to get the call. I’m so much more nervous than I was for the first interview and yet, I’m having trouble getting motivated to prepare my notes. Perhaps because I’m not confident that I’ll get it. I’m certainly qualified and even the big boss man in our department is certain of my ability. We had another meeting when I told him about the position on Thursday and he offered some great advice which I will certainly use. He also thinks he knows the individual I’d be working for should I get the position – he said if it is the person he’s thinking of, I would LOVE to work with them. That’s extremely encouraging especially since he’s one of my references!!! I’ll be sure to let you know how this one goes once it’s done.

That’s it for no - No further updates.


tweetey30 said...

Isnt it great when you find a dr who addresses himself by this first name.. I know you dont have children by OBGYN when I was pregnant with the older one had a hard time of sense of humor at first.. LOL..

We did my ultra sound and Jeff piped up and said something about not hearing any music..LOL.. Or something to that effect. its been ten years since that comment was made..

Wandering Coyote said...

Ooh, another job interview! I just read your FB update so now it all makes sense. Good luck!

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