Tuesday was a very rough day for me, but I made it. We arrived at the hospital around noon and I got all checked in. I was really nercous for this surgery. I had never really had a serious surgery on my head before and I was really nervous for this particular one. There were so many things that could go wrong and leave me in a bad situation. Believe it or not I was also very vervous that my urine test would come back positve for being pregnant and I wouldn't be able to go through with tings. Of all things to have been nervous about that should have been the least of my worries. Thinking abot it now, I would have loved them coming back to me to tell me they couldn't proceed because we were going to have a baby....
Anyway that didn't happen, so we proceeded with the careful removal of infection from the air sacs in my mastoid bone. Surgery took about 2 hours. A little longer than the doctor expected, but he feels like he was able to get everything.As I was waking up in recovery I was hit by the most excruciating pain. I had never felt anything like it before in my life. I was also very disappointed. When I had tubes placed in my ears in January I woke up to my sweet little angel Juanito holding my hand. I so desperately wanted to see him again after this procedure, but he was not there. I only saw the blurred face of my nurse trying so hard to control my pain.
The pain did not ease and I was forced to spend the night on Med/Surg. I was really embarrassed. I felt like such a wimp. I cried out of shear embarrassment, then pain, then more embarrassment and so on. They gave me morphine every 2 hours through the night and then we moved to percocet 10's in the morning. The pain had finally subsided enough that I was discharged around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
Today has been a little better, but I am still hurting more than I ever thought I would. I can deal with it though. I still need to go in and have the right side done. Once I do that we will be able to start trying again. I am so scared and nervous for what the future will hold for us, but I know that we will be ok and we can deal with anything that is thrown our way.