Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Survival and success

Can you hear the crescendo of Barry Manilow's full orchestra as he belts out, half a step higher than the last bar, "Looks like we MADE it......."? I can, cuz, we did!. Well, we, meaning, I made it. :) And I did have general anesthesia after all, which is all the more reason to be happy for things going well. I confessed here, I think, my fear of "going under", but, fortunately, my fears were not realized in any way.

The anesthesiologist very logically and patiently explained to me that, more than likely, the reason I had trouble with my blood pressure elevating so much during the sinus surgery I had last was because of the use of epinephrine and cocaine in the nasal cavity, and he felt 99.9% certain that I would not experience those problems again as long as substances like that were not involved, and they weren't. So yayayayayay for that anesthesiologist and his ability to explain things well to neurotics like me. :)

I'm healing, but can't spend much time doing things like this, so I'm closing my brief note with a very large thank you to anyone who uttered prayers or good wishes for a successful outcome and speedy recovery. It's working!!!

3 comments:

girl MD said...

sounds like we are both healing. me with more sleep (finally) and you with not typing.
glad you made it through the surgery unscathed.
girlMD

RunAwayImagination said...

It's so good to see you finally freed from the chronic pain that has tortured you for so many years. Can't WAIT to see you Friday!!!

Patti said...

Yay Suzy-mom!
I'm glad everything went smoothly!

I love you!