Today was my post operative appointment in preparation for surgery next week.
When my doctor came in the room, he said, Misty, I am very grateful to see this day approaching. I shouted to him, you and me both! I told him how I was very much looking forward to surgery. He laughed and told me to calm down and not be so loud. I must admit I was pretty excited. In all seriousness, he said he wasn't sure he has had a patient as excited as I am about getting this done. He knows I have been in a lot of pain and dealt with these issues for a very long time and I have not had the best success with treatments. He believes whole heartily that I will feel like an all new woman very soon! And I am anxious to feel that way too!!!
We discussed the necessary items to prepare for surgery and what to do. I asked him what he was going to do if he finds endometriosis inside. Endometriosis is not covered by my insurance and therefore there is a high chance that this surgery will not be covered. I asked him to release me as soon as he can, even if I am not where AMA guidelines want me to be. He clearly understood my request, but made it clear that if I vomit (as I typically do following surgery) he will have to admit me to stay over night. I stressed the fact that I am looking at purchasing a car or another house and this the sooner I can go home, the better I am going to be! He laughed and said, "Now don't give me angina Misty. I am liable to need some Valium before this is all done." He got the message. ;)
I am working feverishly, every day from when I get up to when I go to bed, to complete all tasks before surgery. September would have been a challenging month with just a normal work flow let alone all the critical time sensitive projects we have had to complete! Preparing to disengage for two weeks is harder than I thought it would be...