Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Going Under the Knife

Tomorrow morning at 6 A.M. (eww) I'm suppose to show up at the hospital for my trigger finger surgery. I think it's my first surgery. Ever. In my life. (Unless, for some reason I am forgetting about some surgery I might have had in the past, which seems unlikely.)

I was once admitted to the hospital in my early 20s when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. But nope, no surgeries.

Although I could have chosen to be "put under", I decided it was easiest to just forgo that, and just have my hand put to sleep instead. The surgery supposedly only takes about 15 minutes and I figure I'd rather endure that quarter hour or so of consciousness than have to figure out how to avoid low blood sugars due to not eating something that morning. Can you pass out when you're put under, and how would they know if you did? Hm. Well, I won't be finding out the answer on that one tomorrow.

So even though this is surgery, it's really more of a procedure that they do at a hospital rather than at the doctor's office. But I like telling people I'm going under the knife. I'll also be getting some stitches. And if I'm lucky, I'll have a small scar to show for it all. Well, that, AND a pinkie finger that moves freely and doesn't trigger anymore!


Valerie said...

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. The most I've had was the removal of two moles, but! One was in my eye! That has to count for something!

I did see that movie with Paul Rudd & Michelle Pfeiffer and I think that's when I realized how truly funny he is. I might rent it again this weekend just for the heck of it.

I think The Soloist is coming in May--I hope! I don't know why they delayed it.

We'll have to catch AI tomorrow night--it wasn't on tonight due to the Prez speaking.

Again, good luck tomorrow!

Kris Hundt said...

A shoot just wouldn't cut it. I'll be thinking of you.