I weighed in last night down 1.8 lbs. On my home scale I'm about 15 lbs less than Benny so I kind of giggle at that.
My body's been weird again. Normally I'm only lightheaded during TOM. Sunday I almost didn't complete my workout because of lightheadedness. Monday I was lightheaded in the shower. Both days I was sweatier than normal. Yesterday and today I just didn't have the energy to work out; perhaps that's from this rainy weather.
Yesterday's weigh in wrapped up a crazy day. Benny finally got the stone removed from his salivary gland. The day started out with me being tense, on edge, and feeling rushed. Benny was sort of dragging his feet so I had no choice but to take the highway to get to the Multi-Specialty Surgery Center in Carmel. My car is crap and I don't trust it on the highway; the rain didn't help either. Benny never seems to think about rush hour traffic when we go places. So I had all these things whirling in my head while driving. Benny was smart and chose not to respond to my commentary about everything that was wrong about the day LOL. My stomach was all in knots and I felt nauseous the whole way.
We arrived about 10 minutes before his scheduled time (9 am) but had to wait 20-30 minutes before he was called back for pre-op. Some time later they called me back to collect his ring and wallet before whisking him off to surgery. I think some of the nurses were crazy because they said it was hot in there and I was freezing! During the endoscopy I read a little, watched TV, and played on my phone. I don't think I did a single thing for long periods of time.
When they were done Dr. Fritsch came out and talked to me. Everything had went well. There was only one stone (normally there are several). It was 1/2-3/4 inches long...not sure how wide. The Dr. sent me back to the waiting room for some time before the nurse brought me to Benny in recovery. I kept chuckling how Benny looked, trying to fight off the sleep. They had given him some water and goldfish crackers (their way to make sure patients aren't too sick from the anesthesia). Benny was very thirsty and had to have a refill on the water. The only thing that was bothering him was that his tongue was swollen. The nurses weren't concerned about that so I guess it's OK. (It was still swollen this morning.)
The last thing they do to make sure a patient is OK to go is send them to the bathroom. As long as the patient can pee they're good. The post-op instructions said if they don't pee within 8-9 hours then there might be a problem. It was almost 1 pm by the time we got out of there. Benny wanted to take the stone with him but they said that it has to go for testing. I guess for them to determine if it's a calcium deposit like kidney stones or something else.
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