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I am going to cry

My shoulder surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.  Said shoulder hurts so badly that I haven't had a full night's sleep in almost a year - it wakes me up every hour.

I have a cold.

I might need to shoot myself.

EDIT: Let me clarify the difficulty.  I don't give a rat's ass that I have a cold.  There is, however, a better than excellent chance that the anesthesiologist may care enough to call the whole thing off.  THAT is what is going to make me cry.  I have everything in place, and if they put this off... a week?  Two weeks?  A month?  Two?... I'm going to come unglued.

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vynehorn
Aug. 11th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hang in there!
You're almost there - just a few more days and you can begin to heal. The cold is annoying, but it's a temporary annoyance.

I'll be sending good thoughts your way on Tuesday!
isabeau_lark
Aug. 12th, 2013 12:02 am (UTC)
Hoping the cold goes away SOON!
pippagrey
Aug. 12th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
Vitamin C and chamomile tea (though you're probably already doing both). If they don't help the cold, at least the tea should help you with the stress.

More good thoughts coming from this direction to add to all the others.

kls_eloise
Aug. 12th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
Vitamin C is specifically contraindicated for the two weeks before surgery. Not sure why, but it was called out in the packet as one of the things that I'm not to take.

But no one told me not to drink orange juice.
isabeau_lark
Aug. 12th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
Vitamin C is a blood coagulant. They don't want you developing blood clots.
pippagrey
Aug. 12th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
That makes sense. I also hunted a bit and found that the supplements (not C found in food) may act as a diuretic, and lowered blood volume going into surgery isn't exactly a good thing either.

Thinking about it, the lowered blood volume might help with the coagulation.

And of course some of the doctors out there recommend C before surgery, just to confuse matters....

So, still thinking good thoughts out here.

Is this same-day, or will you have to stay overnight?
kls_eloise
Aug. 13th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Out patient. Tomorrow night this time is going to suck.
vynehorn
Aug. 12th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
Oh! I get it now, and I agree that a delay would really suck. I'm hoping that doesn't happen.
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