Pre-op came to get me for my 1st surgery at 10 am. They wheeled me down to the 2nd floor where a "Hybrid" surgery room was. Ron followed me down. The nurse brought Ron to a waiting room, and I was wheeled into the operating room.
They had me roll from my bed onto the operating bed onto my stomach. I thought they were going to put me in a twlight sleep or something, but I was awake for the entire procedure. I felt the operating nurse cover my body with something. Someone was putting something cold on my feet and between my toes, and something cold behind my knee. Dr. G said they were going to numb the back of my knee, make a small incision there, and the procedure began.
Only a couple times did it hurt bad enough that I put my face in the pillow and cried. I think they gave me a couple doses of morphine. I'm not sure if it helped or not. I remember looking at a clock that said 12:00 when the procedure was over.
I rolled back onto a bed. My knee wrapped in an ace bandage, and a port attached in the back of my knee. They brought me to a new room (270) on the cardiac floor so they could keep a closer eye on me. They kept me on the heprin drip, put me on oxygen, and nurses and aides were in to see me all day. They took my blood about every hour.
LeeAnn came to sit and visit with Ron and I, they Mike anbd Kristen came, then brother-in-law Ron came to see me around 4:00. They all left at 6:30 to go have dinner, then Ron was heading home so he could get a good night sleep.
I had my dinner, and now had to use the bed pan because I was on strict bed rest. They were able to remove about a foot of the blood clot, so the chances of a piece breaking off were much higher. Do Not Like using Bed Pans.
Again, I couldn't have anything to eat or drink after midnight. I started having pain in my left side and shoulder blade area. The Dr. ordered that I have a CT scan, so at 1:00 am, they wheeled me down on my bed to have a CT scan.