Thursday, April 2, 2009

Post Op

Today was my post op appointment for my gall bladder surgery. What a waste of time. It was a 90sec. appt where she asked me if I was doing ok and then poked my wounds and I didn't squirm so everything must be fine.

She said made a few quick comments about my pelvic examination and remarked how it was good that I got my gallbladder out so I could continue TTC and I responded with some kind of sarcastic remark (why do I keep doing that? I'm on clomid, I can't be held responsible for bitchy remarks or eye rolling) and then she said it: "You just need to relax".

Good Lord. Why is it every time that I walk in that office that someone tells me that I need to relax?! I was kinda shocked that she had just said that to me and I just starred at her for a sec and then said, "Oh, I do." Oh do I wish I'd been snappier with my reply.

She was done and one her way out (Wham, bam, thank you m'am... surgeons are so predictable) but I remember to complain about my lack of pain medicine despite repeated complaints that my back hurt after surgery. I think she was pretty pissed to hear I hadn't been given anything and she said there were orders to give me pills or a morphine drip on my chart so I shouldn't have gone without. She said that she would check with my nurse. I figure it won't really matter, but at least I got that relayed to her. I also have a satisfaction survey to fill out from the hospital and I intend to do gleefully sooner or later.

It's CD 7, last clomid pills tonight. I've been so stressed that I'm worried I've doomed it this cycle, but I always think that and get really stressed early in the cycle and I've been surprised before so hopefully I will be again.

6 comments:

Celia said...

Yes, relax and get drunk. Who needs an RE when all we have to do is chill out to some Enya and drink a mojito? Jerks.

Nichole said...

Ditto what Celia said - what a craptastic thing for a Dr. to say! Fill out that survery girl!

Seriously though - I found it ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to relax while taking Clomid. I really am dreading having to take it again - it turns me into a monster!

Hang in there hon - Good Luck!

Michelle said...

I'd do the survey while still having the full clomid attitude. That would be fun....
I always have issues while taking the meds, but the days follwing I seem to relax and de-stress pretty well. I hope that's the case for you this time. Good luck and thanks again for the GB info!

Sarah said...

i hated when my husband told me to try not to stress. but a patient advocate at my center told us both recently that stressing about being stressed doesn't help anything. she advised me to just let the stress be - don't feel guilty about it on top of it.

{Mrs.M} said...

Hey there, bitchiness is a GOOD sign! It means you're responding to Clomid, that's one positive way to look at it :) Glad all is well with you surgery recovery!!

Amanda said...

Hmmm... I don't know if it really has that much to do with the clomid... I just use that as an excuse. I honestly think I'm just a bitch deep down inside and don't care about covering it up anymore :)