Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vail bound

Ok so not a perfect start to the trip. Got to the airport and found out that my flight is delayed 2 hours. Boo!! Instead of getting to Denver at 4:30, it will be 6:30 now and then a 2 hour drive to Vail. I am hoping that's the only trip snafu. As long as I am in Vail by 1:30 tomorrow I am good. :-) Let's just hope it doesn't come to that. An interesting development for me -- I was absolutely dreading the thought of general anesthesia -- I hate it and have a difficult time coming out of it plus I am always extremely nauseous. So, when the Vail Valley Surgery Center nurse called me on Friday to go over some details, I was shocked to hear her say that I would most likely have an epidural. After I got over the shock of that, i asked if I would be conscious for the surgery (not relishing the thought of even knowing that my hip would be dislocated) and she informed me that I "might be" but I wouldn't remember anything. Is that supposed to be comforting? Even if I don't remember it, I don't want to even see the thing that they will use to dislocate my hip. In fact, now i am starting to think that I might be better off completely knocked out. :-) Kidding but I am planning to beg for some sort of drug that will just make me sleepy enough to provide a gentle snooze while Dr. P does his magic. I am strangely calm about this surgery. I have a tendency to be somewhat high strung - especially when I have no control over what is about to happen to me. Maybe it's knowing what's coming or maybe it's because I am anxious to get on the road to recovery and going through surgery is the ONLY way to get there. I don't know. If I could snap my fingers like Samantha from Bewitched and make it Tuesday, I would. i'll continue to post each day. Hi to all of my friends and family and thanks for everything you have done or will do for me. I appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers, good deeds and general support. And a BIG thanks to all of my hip patient family. You all have been great!! More tomorrow after I see Dr. Philippon and hear the plan.