I thought this surgery to remove the granuloma was going to be simple. Yet, the doctor told me that I would receive a general anesthesia and have a surgery in an operation room.
I thought it’s because my granuloma grew bigger while I was waiting for the surgery for two months.
Oops! I Ate An Apple!
For the surgery I had to fast after midnight, but as I was making fresh juice for George in the morning, absent-mindedly I ate a small slice of apple.
This was a BIG mistake.
At the hospital I was told that I would have to postpone the surgery for 6 hours or operate with not a general but a local anesthesia.
I chose to do the local anesthesia with some sedative to relax.
A blue sheet was put on my face and the surgery began.
I was groggy, but felt sharp pain when a blade was moving into my finger.
“It’s hurting,” said I.
Probably the anesthetic was increased. The pain halted.
Pain and Nausea Continue
The pain halted until I was moved to the recovery room. Yet it came back and was getting intense as the anesthetic was wearing off while I was waiting for George to pick me up.
In the past, I had the Morphine IV and could supply it anytime when I had pain after surgeries, but this time I didn’t have that.
Per my request, a nurse injected two kinds of pain medicines, and then immediately I felt my whole body got heavy and groggy again.
I didn’t want to come back for more treatments, so I asked to stay a little longer.
Even after I got home, the pain has continued and if I take a pain medicine, I get Loopy.
I was not told about a special diet, so I ate regular food, but after dinner as I sat at the computer, I got nauseous and threw up.
I had to rest all day yesterday and even today, being taken care of by George.
I didn’t felt this way when I had a mastectomy. It is totally unexpected, but a friend told me that more nerves were in the fingertips and maybe that’s why they were more sensitive.
I canceled today’s volunteering for Habitat for the Humanity, but I hope I can go to a worship service tomorrow.