Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Aftermath - Week 7 Pre Op
The weather had improved remarkably so those truffles had to be made quickly and chilled to help set.
In Week 7 I lost 2 more kilos - totalling 17.1 kilos lost - a bonus to everything else that happened.
On the Monday - had the day off - still too sore and out of it. The anaestetist rang and explained what had happened and what was going to happen from there. He stated that he was 99.9% sure I was allergic to the drug suxamethonium which is a muscle relaxant. It was pointed out to me, that I was in the right place to have the reaction, where it could be treated. Anywhere else, and I would be dead. Oh joy! However I needed to wait 6 weeks for my cells to recharge to react to allergy testing. Once it was confirmed, I could then have the operation with another suitable drug. He also sent a letter outlining what happened and what not to give me in possible future situations. Arghhhhhh....more waiting!!!!!! Now I know I am a teacher who has to be patient, but seriously - I am so not a patient person outside of work!!!
The other thing is that I will now have to wear a medic alert bracelet, as it is the most popular drug of that type to use. I have heard now they are a bit better looking that in years past. I checked the website:
The bead ones are cool, although maybe not completely practical. A bit of time to make that decision though!
What was nice though, was that the nurse from the Surgical Obesity Clinic rang to check I was ok and what happened. The dietician also emailed and was available to chat anytime.
We also returned to Boulcott which was weird - like the scene of the crime. Everyone knew who I was, and me knew nobody - pretty intense. Any who - got a refund for the time being. Better in my account than theirs!
My department were lovely at school. I got flowers and a card - very sweet.
Went back to school on Tuesday - too early. I know people care, and I dont want to sound ungrateful, but I wish that other than my closer peeps at work, that everyone else would just leave me alone. I also wish that I had a tape recorder that I could just play the story and walk away. There were all the aww tilt head sideways. You must be so disappointed (really...nooo I was stoked..WTF). Some people at work are just plain nosey and dwelling on the negative. I just wanted to move on, and the constant questions just got me depressed. The students were really my saviour. Being teens, its all about them - so while they cared that I was ok - it was quickly back to their dramas, nice.
I lasted the week - and made it to senior clearance and their leavers dinner on the Friday night. One bonus - instead of liquids as pre planned - I could actually eat a normal meal. I had carbs (kumara) for the first time in weeks and it was nice :)