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24 April 2006 @ 11:37 pm
post-surgery post  
i got through today. :)

the good news is, it went better than i expected. after a harrowing morning, pre-surgery jitters, trying not to faint from not having food, and a minor freak-out upon learning it would not be GA (my doctor then promised me that i wouldn't feel a thing and i'd be nicely knocked out), i shivered for what seemed like an eternity in the cold, cold operation theatre, got told by doc that i would feel a tiny mozzie sting on my hand where sedation was to be injected into me (it definitely hurt more than a mozzie sting, dammit), doc started talking to me about playing pool and snooker and the last thing i remember was him saying he had a snooker table to give away... (i wanted to say i'd take it if i had the space... but my eyes closed and i could speak no more).

i slept the best sleep ever. free of dreams. no running thoughts, no frantic missions, no falling, no flying, no nothing.

and now, for the bad news.

doc told me my previous blood test result had nothing to do with my current condition for which the surgery was done. "it is a different part of the body altogether. i will be sending you to another specialist in time to come. but today, we'll cross this hurdle first, before tackling the next", he said so calmly that i can't help but believe him that i will cross both.

feelin': calmcalm
hianhwee, tracy LIM: HAM HAMhianhwee on April 24th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
glad u are back! u will get thru this!
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
i will, i will. thanks babe! :)

ps. love your icon!
The Citygentcitygent on April 24th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
Awww, babe? I hope you're ok. I'm glad the op was ok, but I'm sorry to hear there's more. Got my fingers crossed for you x
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
thanks dude! :)
Marktarsarlan on April 24th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's great when your doctor is calm and confident isn't it? I think it's just as important that they convey that they know what they're doing and that everything is in control, as it is for them to actually be in control and know they're doing.
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
indeed! it was as if he was talking about treating a common cold, or some other usual thing - everything seemed really easy and clear-cut to him. :) i freaked out when the nurse told me i was to go under LA, and they sent me in to speak to my doctor. with less than 4 sentences he had me convinced and off i went to the op room.

i'm sure he'd make a really good shrink!
crazydaffy on April 24th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to drop a note to you to keep your chin up and have faith ;) I'm sure all things will work out someway somehow. Take good care, as I'm sure you will.
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
thanks daffy babe. :)
icklemonsterickleoriental on April 25th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
hey jessica.. i really hope you're alright. *hugs*
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
thanks jan. :) *hugs back*
sticker mansilver_crv on April 25th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
you'll be fine!!
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
thank you! :)
lilsnoozelilsnooze on April 25th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
U will be fine.
Have faith . :)
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
thanks babe. :)
(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
At least that sounds more like a proper doctors advise. Congratulations on overcoming your first hurdle. Good things comes in pairs, so second one sure clear one lah? :D

p.s: aiyoh, pls don't forget to ask about the free snooker table next time ok?
(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
oops! forget to signoff again :P
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 25th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
lol! i'm sure he was just trying to distract me. :) in any case, i really have no room for a snooker table. i'd take it if it was a pool table!
.that girl.: toeygirlwhowaits on April 26th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Hope it's nothing too serious and take care ok. xo
JV: speckydrag0nette on April 26th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
the extent of seriousness remains to be seen. :) but i'm fine for now. thanks babe! xox
 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on April 27th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh :( I was hoping it would all be done with after the procedure.... sorry, hon. Stuff that hangs on sucks but having a great, kind and calming doctor is the best!!!
JVdrag0nette on April 27th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
yes, my doc rocks! :)

i hope i get an equally nice doctor for the next 'round' of 'other things'. :s