Apple Pie and an update

“I think I’ll have an apple pie”

Mo made her way into the kitchen….

I heard a sort of soft thud and grabbed my camera. I just knew what had happened.

Update on my operation.

I go in for the op on the 28th. This is so there is time to get the results of my pre-surgery medical I have on the 20th.  At least it will all be over in time for Christmas, though I will miss Mo’s birthday.

I’m a bit scared because it’s a major op and my age is against me. I pray that my tests don’t throw anything up that could cause complications.

  • Ivanhoe

    It’s good to know that it will be taking care of soon. Generally, if you do not have any blood disease or serious heart problem, the op will be okayed and a piece of cake ;) Still scary stuff I know. I was out for a procedure this past June for a 1st time ever. You can do it!
    Thinking of you!
    Hugs from Ohio,
    I.

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      I keep telling myself that I’ll just go to sleep, wake up and it will all be over. Which is quite true, so why do we worry so much? :)

      • Jackie (Eric and Flynn)

        Yes it is true. I was always petrified of ever having to have a GA. Six years ago I broke my leg very badly and had no option but to have a general anaesthetic. I remember going to the operating theatre and being told to count to 10. I believe I got to 3. The next thing I remember was hearing my name being spoken by a nurse as I came round. This helped me so much when I went for my cancer operation last year. I was no longer worried about the anaesthetic. Don’t get me wrong, I was still scared stiff about the operation itself but not going under. One thing I will say; if you think the anaesthetic may make you sick, do tell them. The first time I was violently sick afterwards and I told the anaethetist before I went last time and she said she would give me an injection to ensure it didn’t happen again and I was fine. Sorry to ramble on but I just wanted to let you know that it is not as scary as we all build ourselves up to believe.

        • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

          I have no idea if I would be sick, but I’ll ask for the injection anyway :)

  • http://www.triloquist.net Ron

    I’m just getting ready to head out the door to go to the airport this morning, but I wanted to stop by and give you a great BIG cyber hug, Babs…

    (((((((((((( You ))))))))))))

    And to let you know that I’ll be thinking of you on the 28th. I’ll be blogging a bit while I’m in Florida, so I’ll be in touch with you before then.

    You take care, my friend. I have a positive feeling that you’ll go through this operation with flying colors.

    Talk to you soon!

    X to you and Mo!

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      You have probably left already, so I hope you have a good flight. You are in our thoughts too Ron, but I know you will get great comfort from being with your family for a while xxx

  • http://www.weworkforcheese.com/ mike

    I’ve been following your updates, Babs and my thoughts are with you. It sounds like you’re in great hands though, so don’t be scared.

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thanks Mike. I’m really trying not to be scared. I actually manage it for a while at times too.

  • Comedy Plus

    You know I’ll be sending you big healing hugs too. You’ll be fine and you’ll feel so much better once you heal up. You can celebrate Mo’s birthday after you’re feeling better. That would be a great thing to do for Mo.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs to you both. :)

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      I think I come home on Mo’s birthday, so we could celebrate it in a day or two, with family. Mo doesn’t care, but I do :)

  • http://thegoodthebadtheworse.blogspot.com Linda Medrano

    I’ll be thinking of you on the 28th. I’ll be glad when it’s over. Don’t worry too much about your (our) age, Babs. In these cases they work for us more than they work against us. The post menopause thing slows things down. I really think you’ll be fine, Honey. And I think you look to be in good shape on top of that.

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thank you Linda. I’m really trying not to worry. The worrying is usually worse than the ordeal, I know :)

  • http://thinkspin.com/ Lauren

    Sending positive thoughts your way. The waiting is the hardest part. Thankfully, the day of your surgery will come upon you quickly and soon you’ll be looking back on this with relief.

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thank you. I know you are right. It will soon all be just an unpleasant memory, and I can start enjoying life again :)

  • http://www.ladybanana.co.uk/ Lady Banana

    The days leading up to it are going to be tough there’s no doubt – stay as brave as you can.. We are all thinking of you x

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thank you. It helps to know that other people would be scared and that it’s not just me being a baby :)

  • http://mommamiameaculpa.com meleahrebeccah

    Oh, Babs!

    I wish this wasn’t necessary, but, as per your previous posts, I have confidence in the doctors that will be taking care of you. And of course I’ll be praying and waiting for an update after the surgery!

    XOXOX

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thanks Meleah. I can’t wait for it to all be over now. When do you get the results of your scan?

      • http://mommamiameaculpa.com meleahrebeccah

        I can’t wait for it to be over for you too.

        My results? By Monday! Thankfully.

  • http://artofbeingconflicted.com Cheryl P.

    I, too, am thinking postive thoughts and saying prayers for you. I wish this wasn’t happening to you but I remain confident your doctors will take care of you.

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thank you Cheryl. I’m sure they will take care of me well. It’s a great hospital :)

  • Maureen Kuppe

    Oh Babs, like all your friends here, I too wish this wasn’t happening, but remember things could always be worse. Keep positive, and know that in a few weeks this will be over. I’ve had a GA a few times; never had a problem with them. They give you meds to relax you too. Take care, and please don’t eat anything Mo has scooped off the floor… no matter how delicious it used to be! ;)

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      I can’t wait for it to all be over and I’m sure it will all go well. The more positive stories I hear the better I feel :) You made me chuckle. That apple pie wasn’t for me, thank goodness but Mo definitely ate it.

  • http://beingbettejo.blogspot.com/ BetteJo

    Have been very lax in my blog reading lately, had no idea! I’m hoping that the anticipation is the worst part and once it’s done you’ll be up and around and the tests will all be great! Hoping makes it so, right?

    • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

      Thank you BetteJo. I keep telling myself it will be over before I know it :)