Thursday, February 19, 2009

Retrieval day

Since we were first on the list for retrieval that meant we had to be there early. It's a good two hour trip on a good day throw in rush hour traffic and we had a little bad weather we had to leave three and a half hours early to make sure we were there on time. Thankfully we were and once we got there we didn't have to wait long until they called us back. The same routine undress, put the gown on, put the booties on, put the cap on, and lay on the stretcher. The Nurse came in went over all the paper work and did vitals everything was good. The Anaesthetic finally came in and started the IV line. We waited for what seemed like forever for the RE to come in and finally say we were ready. Once they we were ready I was on my into the OR and DH was escorted to the "happy room" :). I don't remember much once I got in there just giving my information and asking me to throw the legs up and lay down.

Once I came to DH wasn't there waiting like he was the first time. The Nurse was a little worried because my pulse and blood pressure were high so she waited until it went down a little to get him. Once I started to wake up a little it was immediate pain the first time it was bearable and Tylenol did the trick. Not this time it didn't touch it and the Nurse could tell. She called in a Rx to the Pharmacy in their building and said I need to get it I will need it. Of course when I pick it up it's Vicodin, I hate that stuff it makes me sick every time I take it. I had to have something though the pain was terrible. So we decided to stop at Panera and get something to eat since I hadn't had anything. That didn't go well between the pain and discomfort of sitting I didn't want anything or to be there so we headed home.

Once home I spent the rest of the day sleeping and resting with a heating pad. Felt nauseous all day thanks to Vicodin so I still hadn't had anything to eat. Finally by dinner time I found myself hovering over the toilet and I felt 10x better and finally able to eat. Ugh no more of that stuff again it was awful. I was a lot more sore this time and it took a few days to be able to move normal again. Not sure what was so different between the first and second but everything this time was more intense.

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