First of all, I'd like to thank you people for your prayers and concerns about my heart surgery. You are much appreciated.
Anyways, I had heart surgery on Monday because I have a condition called Super Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT), which you can think of as a fast/irregular heartbeat that comes on suddenly and can lead to passing out and (rarely) death, along with a slew of other side effects. I had had a very similar surgery twice before(the first time they said I was cured but I wasn't, and the second time I was told I couldn't be cured), and it was my eighth surgery total.
I had to get up at 4 AM to go down to the hospital and check in at 6:30. NOT FUN! I tried to sleep on the way down there, but I was so scared that I couldn't. I got to see the sunrise, but I could've appreciated it more if I hadn't been so worried. Once we got to the hospital and went in, my boyfriend, Oby, did his best to keep me calm, but I couldn't shake how scared I was. My pre-op nurse was really nice to me though, and she put little happy faces on my feet. After all the tests were done, they walked me in to the Cath lab. My dad and Oby left, but my mom stayed with me while they put me under. I chose strawberry flavored gas, not the IV. The anasthesiologist put the mask on me and told me to hold my breath, but I was distracted and didn't pay attention to him though.
Getting put under is the weirdest feeling. Everything gets really loud and buzzes, and your vision gets messed up and then BAM! you're out.
When I woke up, I had a headache, was shaky, in pain, and generally felt like crap. Not only did the incision in my neck and the four in my legs hurt, but my elbows and ankles were extremely sore because of the weird position they put me in for the surgery. My post-op nurse, Amy, was very sweet and and cleaned my face up a bit and tried to cheer me up, but then her shift got out and I got another nurse. My cardiologist came in and told me that he didn't know if I was cured or not.
Eventually I was moved to the recovery room, where I developed a fever of 102.1, shook uncontrollably, lost my vision temporarily, almost passed out, and became intensely nauscious. And on top of that, Oby started throwing himself a pity party. Apparently, most of my symptoms were a result of the repeated alternating use of sedatives, then adrenaline, then more sedatives, etc. X.X The doctor kept on switching back and forth between keeping me the night and letting me go home, but eventually he decided it would be an outpatient surgery. I went to the hotel room my family had rented nearby, ate some cheesecake and crashed.
The next morning, I had a killer headache, nausea, pain, and general feeling like crap. My mom took off my pressure bandages and my holter monitor, and we all drove home. I thought I was about to puke during the entire drive, and when I finally made it home I painfully shuffled to my bed with my mom and Oby's help and took a very needed nap. When I woke up, I managed to shuffle to the living room with some help, and for the rest of the evening I sat/lay on the loveseat.
Two days after my surgery, I still had a headache, but I was feeling a little better. I managed to painstakingly take a shower (with my mom's help), and mostly sat on the loveseat but occasionally I went to bed to rest. Late that night, however, the areas where I had had bandages developed hives and itched like crazy.
On Thursday morning, I was feeling much better. I could walk almost normally, but I had a funny looking limp. I still was having an allergic reaction to the tape, and towards the evening I started to feel bad again.
Today, I was feeling better, but I had a heart problem so I took a nap. Later, I went and saw Bewitched (cute!
) and took a short walk on the beach with my mom and Oby. I think I over did it though, because my incisions are really sore now.
If you managed to read all that, then I am very proud of you!
But I do have something happy to say!! The Turks are in the Last Order OVA that comes with FF7:AC Special Edition!
Now let's just hope they have Rufus in it too!!!! ^____^
And I'm open for requests, but I'm very slow at drawing right now and still have to finish one for someone.
I just looked and I have over 1000 views!!!!! Thank you!!!!