So everything is done. I went by the office to add the insurance. Surgery is tomorrow @ 11:15am which makes me about the 2nd patient of the day. I scheduled my first massage and it is with Celia on Monday who will come to my home. Thank God it's at my house but then again I don't want my hubby to hear me crying. I spent all day prepping and I got my hair braided for easier maintenance. I can honestly say that I have prepared for this surgery far more than any other that I have had (lost count). I am not afraid to be vocal either tomorrow about the look I want. So ladies I am gonna shower and shave in a bit becuase I am just getting the kids to bed and then I am gonna have my hubby take some pre-op pictures just because. I am kind of bloated because I totally pigged out today. I didn't make it to the grocery store but hey whatever I guess I can send my husband to the store for me or we can go prior to surgery. I am sure I am not gonna want to eat but the nurses all say tons of protein and hearty foods are needed post op in order to avoid a possible blood transfusion in the future. I have all my prescriptions and everything else. Really hope I haven't forgotten anything. Oh yeah, didn't have time to purchase an extra garment but I may order the one I saw on contourmd.com.
Oh yeah before I leave I must say that I honestly don't have any expectations because I know that I am not the ideal weight. Honestly, I will be happy with whatever he gives me at this point. I just wanna see past my stomach. Pretty sad that I feel like I am trapped inside of the wrong body. I hate looking in the mirror and seeing myself in pictures. Not to mention getting undressed, walking confidently into a room of people and I could go on and on.
Well I have attached a link to the stages of anaesthesia and wow that totally makes sense.
Stages of anaesthesiaThe Guedel's classification by Arthur Ernest Guedel described four stages of anaesthesia in 1937. Despite newer anaesthetic agents and delivery techniques, which have led to more rapid onset and recovery from anaesthesia, with greater safety margins, the principles remain.
Stage 1 anaesthesia, also known as the "induction", is the period between the initial administration of the induction agents and loss of consciousness. During this stage, the patient progresses from analgesia without amnesia to analgesia with amnesia. Patients can carry on a conversation at this time.
Stage 2 anaesthesia, also known as the "excitement stage", is the period following loss of consciousness and marked by excited and delirious activity. During this stage, respirations and heart rate may become irregular. In addition, there may be uncontrolled movements, vomiting, breath holding, and pupillary dilation. Since the combination of spastic movements, vomiting, and irregular respirations may lead to airway compromise, rapidly acting drugs are used to minimize time in this stage and reach stage 3 as fast as possible.
Stage 3, "surgical anaesthesia". During this stage, the skeletal muscles relax, vomiting stops , and respiratory depression occurs . Eye movements slow, then stop, the patient is unconscious and ready for surgery. It has been divided into 4 planes:
1.eyes initially rolling, then becoming fixed
2.loss of corneal and laryngeal reflexes
3.pupils dilate and loss of light reflex
4.intercostal paralysis, shallow abdominal respiration
Stage 4 anaesthesia, also known as "overdose", is the stage where too much medication has been given relative to the amount of surgical stimulation and the patient has severe brain stem or medullary depression. This results in a cessation of respiration and potential cardiovascular collapse. This stage is lethal without cardiovascular and respiratory support.