The day before my surgery which was on Thursday (Nov 19, 2015) afternoon called me to tell me how to prepare for my surgery on Friday afternoon at 2:30pm (Nov 20. 2015) She mention that I could not use/eat the following products:
3.Any kind of liquid
4.Any kind of food
5. Make up
Unless I was very thirsty I could eat an ice cube and put in my mouth and let it wet my mouth. I was also told to buy antibacterial soap to shower before the surgery. Then, i had to stop eating the day before. I became very “hangry” because I was starving. I do recommend you guys to make your surgery appointment in the morning instead of in the afternoon.
At 12pm- I took a shower with the antibacterial soap that the nurse recommended me the day before. Then I put on some of my most comfortable clothes that I had. 😀
My older sister took me to the Lakeside Hospital Outpatient building. I went to check in at the desk and I had to go over my paperwork and sign a couple of documents.
Once I was done, I waited with my sister in the waiting room. After 15 mins of waiting, my name was called. The nurse took me to a small room. I had to change into my stylish green gown and also put on some brown tan hospital socks. Afterward, the nurse had to check my vitals (blood pressure/temperature/weight). Then she poked me with a numbing needle on my left hand. Which allows you not to feel pain when they insert the IV. Once she started the IV. I received a bag of fluids that included saline solution, antibiotics, and 2 medications to prevent motion sickness. (I tend to get nauseous easily). The Anesthesiologist enters the room and told me that I will be receiving the twilight anesthesia.
Twilight anesthesia is an anesthetic technique that uses mild doses of drugs to block pain, reduce anxiety, and provide a temporary memory loss, thus enabling patients to feel comfortable during and after surgical procedures
Once the Anesthesiologist left the room, the nurse brought my sister back to the room with me. Typically, sisters, she began to take pictures of my misery haha.
The surgery was supposed to be at 2:30pm. But the doctor came 1 1/2 hrs late. Once the doctor came into my room. He used a marker to mark my breast where I will be getting surgery. Let me tell you, It was awkward as fuck! Once he did that, he left to get ready for the surgery.
Then the nurse told me, sister, to go to the waiting room. The OR nurse- Karen came in and put me a blue surgical hat on me. As I walked straight to the Operating Room (OR). I got on top of the table. The Anesthesiologist put me a mask on me and got me to sleep. While at the same time Nurse Karen was putting 3-4 warm blankets on me. Which felt so warm.
During the surgery, the doctor was able to remove the 4cm benign tumor. On top of that, there were no complications during the surgery.
I woke up at 4:30pm and was transferred to the recovery room. I did not remember anything during the procedure. I felt that I just came back from a super deep sleep. When I woke up, I asked the nurse for food and water.
I then change into my comfy clothes. At this point, I did not feel any pain, because the nurse gave me some painkillers.
Then half an hour later, I was discharged from the hospital and I was on my way to the pharmacy to get hydrocodone and stool softener.
When I got home, I was able to eat Olive Garden and in addition to that my mother made me some lentil soup. I was able to eat everything.
After I took the hydrocodone, I started to feel the after-effects of the meds. I decided to go to sleep around 8pm.
I woke up at 1 am because I couldn’t go to sleep at all, and when to sleep at 5am and woke up again at 8 am. Then I had to make an appointment on Monday for my follow up and also the doctor had to remove the plastic surgical bandage.
The doctor sent the tumor to pathology and he told me that he will let me know about the results in a couple of weeks. This is to make sure that its a fibroadenoma. I will keep you guys posted with the results.
Thank you for the love and support.