So the day is finally here.
Report time was 11am. I hardly was able to sleep at all last night. I ended up going to bed at 11pm, making sure to get a last minute snack and some water.
I woke up several times during the night, and we finally got up around 7am. I got ready and we headed to the hospital, where we arrived about 1 hour before report time. I checked in and then we waited right up until about 10:30am when the nurse called me back. They checked my vitals, put some sweet id bracelets and a fall risk bracelet on me. They gave me the standard gown to change into and then the wait began. First the nurse came back with consent forms I had to sign and then I started to get hooked up with some nausea meds, a nausea patch, tyenol and they laid the first line for the IV. Right around 12 noon is when my surgeon showed up to mark me, went over the procedure one last time and gave me the opportunity to ask any last minute questions. About 30 minutes or so after that, the OR nurse came in, asked all the same questions everyone else already asked, verified name and procedure and cleared me for anesthesia to come in. She said I should be feeling quite tipsy soon and I was able to kiss hubby good bye, gave him a high five and that was about the last thing I remember before waking up in recovery.
here the dreaded before: