Well here I am just a short nights sleep ( or not) from my castle visit. I feel apprehensive to say the least. I have spent most of today at the hospital getting all of my x-rays, Type and cross, and registration completed.
Because I am a nurse some things bother me a great deal. The HIPPA rules are very clear, but all sorts of things happened today that makes me wonder if they will be talking about me to my husband infront of the whole room of people. I heard several doctors talking about serious issues with family members asking them to make a decision right then and there. No privacy, no real explainations, no time to digest what little bit they probably understood.
This morning at 7 am I received a phone call from a nurse at the hopsital asking me to verify info. The name was wrong, some personal info was wrong, the diagnosis was wrong.
She told me she had talked to me earlier and could not understand why I had given her the wrong info, when infact I had never received a call from them at all. Because she countinued to insist about this, I went to the hospital early this morning to make sure all of these things were cleared up.
My pre op with urologist went pretty well on Tuesday. He was really upset at the bruises on my arms. I told him to remember that I had to have Venofer iron treatments IV just a week ago and that was from the IV's going bad. Urologist decided he needed more blood work at that time because I guess he just didn't realize or didn't read the referral info prior to that time.
DH could not be there.
My pre op on Friday with my GYN went very well and she answered so many questions. My DH went with me so he could hear all of the pre op info and read the op permits before they were signed. Even with him being there he remained distant all weekend. So not what I need from him right now. When asked what she thought about the real reason for the constant painful bleeding with large clots, GYN said it was probably Adenomyosis with fibroids, so the only real answer is a hyst. My DH was pretty upset at that point because he didn't understand how the muscle of the uterus could be causing the bleeding. I tryed to explain it to him.
The plan is to have a TVH/BSO may have to change to abdominal, A&P repairs large cystocele and rectocele with pelvisoft mesh and a TVT.
Now all of you LIW please dont get scared, just be proactive about your care.