Friday, May 25, 2007
Today I went to a surgery center to do Pre-Ops. This is when you go in and answer a series of questions to save time on surgery day and to be sure that you are still eligible for the procedures needed.
So far so good.
It was fairly painless even with the blood that they had to take.
Living Will was addressed yet again and I was informed that if I trust my spouse, it is actually better not to have one. Apparently in some cases they won't resuscitate you on a 911 call if the living will is produced? Wha-huh??
The nurse then wrote down all my procedures for my verification and signature..looked at me with as much sympathy as a nurse can muster when she's stressed and has 400 more patients to see that day and said...
"This is going to hurt."
I then had to sign a paper about being willing to accept a blood transfusion and informed that this particular surgery can cause you to bleed out.
Who would like to make a bet that I WILL definitely have to have a blood transfusion?
She reminded me that it would be better to get bad blood than to die immediately but somehow I feel I need to think about that?
I tried to reassure myself that I could get someone I love to donate their blood in case of need but then it hit me that...I DON'T WANT ANY OF YOUR BLOOD!!
(I think I'm connected to a risky crowd of peeps!)
But, I love ya' anyway!