Thursday, December 20, 2018

Recovery

Well, I went to Boston this week for my minimally invasive sinus procedure.  It was an outpatient deal and I stayed with my friend who lives in Massachusetts so it wasn't all bad.  I have a drippy nose (and will for a while) but no pain, at least not in the area of my sinuses.  That part went very well.

The hard part was getting set up in pre-op. The anesthesiologist could not get a needle in my vein to hook up an IV. After ten or so attempts she went for help and then there were to of them jabbing both arms with needles.  She finally settled on using a tiny needle --"the size we use for babies." My arms are a lovely shade of purple and my hands look like pin cushions.

I am hoping to be breathing better soon.

10 comments:

  1. Goodness, that does sound like an ordeal. Glad the rest of it went well.

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  2. I once had that awful needle issue. I am so sorry, but you are now ready for the holidays.

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  3. oh my goodness. So sorry to hear this Olga. Glad the sinus are better and will be even better in the coming weeks. But play the bruises up for sympathy my dear. :-)

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  4. Oh how I hate when they go fishing for a vein. When they get it right off, I praise the sticker lavishly.
    Hope this surgery does the trick for you.

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  5. Dang. I hate that part. I expected it with my colonoscopy. Figured there would be more insult to my poor body but didn't go wrong that time. I'm like Patti. If they get it the first time, I heaped compliments on them. Sorry you went through that but glad the rest went well.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your arms. Hopefully your sinuses will be much better.

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  7. Best wishes for your recovery. They always had trouble sticking needles in my arms, too. A nurse once told me to drink lots of water beforehand, and that has seemed to help. But ... may you go a long time before anyone has to stick you with a needle again, for any reason!

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  8. Hope the surgery is a success. I found out the hard way that my best hand for an IV is my left hand.

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  9. Yuck! Glad they were able to finally get your IV settled, and hope the surgery was a success.

    Eileen

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  10. Oh no! Hope you're all healed by now.

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