Archive for January 9th, 2008

I Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That…

I did it.  I went and read the whole thing about Glenn Beck’s nightmare during his recent “minor” surgery.  I had heard a bleep and blurb about something he went through but didn’t get the whole tale til just now (thanks a heap, Gingah

Kat mentioned in the comments about how she always has to be reminded to breathe in the recovery room.  The last time I had surgery (ironically, 8 years ago this week) the first thing I remember in the recovery room was asking for something to drink and the nurse saying “You breathe a couple times for me and I’ll give you something.”

I’m always a little nervous about going out.  I think it’s the fact that you are totally at somebody else’s mercy, usually, a stranger you’ve never met before you arrive at the hospital. 

 I don’t think there’s such a thing as “minor” whenever you are knocked out and your person cut on in some form or fashion.

I’m not the mess I was on the eve of the first surgery I ever had back in 1993.  I was borderline hysterical before that one. I’m trying to focus on the fact that hopefully, after tomorrow, I will feel like a new person and be saying “I wish I had have had this done years ago” and enjoying my day in the bed, hopefully, having Mr. Smiff wait on me hand and foot and pamper the pee-waddling out of me.  (snicker)

I also keep thinking of a verse my friend/mentor, Debbie has quoted many, many times…Isaiah 43:1 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.”  

I don’t know if “fear” is the right word.  I’m not ridiculously anxious.  I’m not so much worried about the post-op pain or even waking up in the middle of the Zap-a-lap-a-ding-dong. (Geez…that would be crappy wouldn’t it?) I know I’m in good hands with Dr.McDreamy/Lyle Lovett  and I know I’m also in His hands.

Still, I’ll be pretty tickled this time tomorrow when I can do my post-op blog post and tell y’all the funny stuff I said when coming out of the fog. I’ll have Mr. Smiff keep good notes.

An Intimate Evening With Mr. Smiff

Two tickets to “An Intimate Evening With Eddie Stubbs” tomorrow (1/10) are yours if you are the first to say you want them.  The spayshul guest?  Mr. Smiff and Them.  The big event is at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Should be a fun time.