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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cerclage is In

Today was cerclage day and everything went according to plan.  We got to the hospital right at 8:00 this morning and got checked in.  Our nurse took us immediately to the room we were going to be in and got right to work. 

This time was different than last time because it didn't take 5 times to get my iv in.  And let me tell you, that made me very happy.  The nurse did ask me if I was right or left handed and when I said "right", she said she was going to check that hand because it's usually better to go with the dominant hand.  Knowing my crazy veins, I told her the left was best and showed her my good iv sticking spot.  She went with it and got it right off the bat.  Hurt like a son-of-a-you-know-what, but at least it didn't take 5 times! 

After all paperwork and everything was done, the anesthesiologist came in and explained his piece and then said we weren't scheduled until 10:00 (it was about 9:00 at that time) and that he would see me in an hour.  About 5 minutes later, another nurse came in and said we ready to go and we were going early!

I was rolled back to the OR and we got started at 9:12 and was done and back in the room at about 9:45.  My left leg was more numb than the right leg through the whole procedure.  I felt some pain during the procedure, but nothing unbearable.  Once back to the room, I told the nurse I was hurting and she immediately gave me some pain meds through my iv.  OH BOY...that stuff worked fast and it was freaking weird!  As soon as it first started working, I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience.  And I felt nauseated.  So, I told the nurse that too, and she gave me some Zofran.  After that, I think I was in and out of consciousness.

The rest of the morning and afternoon was par for the course.  I had some lunch and waited on the feeling to come back in my lower half.  My nurse did try to get me up to go to the bathroom around noon....WAY to early.  I stood up and I felt like I was going to fall on my face. 

I finally was able to get up and go to the bathroom around 4:30'ish and we were discharged a little bit after 5. 

Everything is well, both stitches are in.  I'm just a little tired and at this time...still a little numb.  I'm just glad this one is done and behind me.  Just need to make through the next 23 weeks with no incident!

Oh, and the more exciting thing of today....we found out we are going to go back for a follow-up with ultrasound in about 2 weeks...which means we shouldn't have to wait until August to find out what Baby E is!  That is exciting!  I can't wait!