It is 2:28am, Sunday, September 13. The last 48+ hours have been a literal nightmare, if not simply the worst in my life. Some explainin’:
I have had foot surgery again, this time, the right foot. When I went in, the anesthesiologist was an arrogant TR Knight looking guy who moved me along a little quickly. He kept bringing up having a nerve block done and asking if that’s what I had last time. I had no idea, and kept trying to think it through until he said we kind of had to move along, so I just said hell with it let’s roll.
Also, the whole time I was trying to figure out what was going on with the anesthesiologist, a woman was blankly staring at me from across the room. Her right arm was severed off at the shoulder. I tried not not notice, and did the randomly-looking-around-the-room-while-whistling bit, but that didn’t work too well. Very disturbing.
Anyway, when they turned me on my side, I knew I hadn’t done it last time. I didn’t feel it or anything, and it was fantastic at blocking pain, but I had no idea what it was and when they asked about catheter to continue block at home, I got a little scared with that. Hindsight 20/20, should have had catheter.
Anyway after surgery, I was put in room with some guy who’d shattered his ankle or something, also getting treated by my doctor. This fucking guy NEVER turned the TV off the entire time I was in there. I tried to sleep, but all for naught. He mumbled to himself every now and then too. The guy was probably in a lot of pain, but still a little STFU WOULD HAVE HELPED!!!!
I decide I can’t stand it there. I get checked out. We get to car. We start driving home. Nerve block starts wearing off. There is absolutely NO pain blocker or anything this time. I have felt the screw in my foot the whole time. The pain is extraordinary. I think I’ve passed out three times. I have been itching all over because of the anesthesia I guess. The has helped drive me more insane.
Maybe a few posts down the line I will try to find some advice or something out of all this. All I can say right now is this blog entry is literally saving my sanity; giving enough time for vicodin to kick in (the oxycodone isn’t doing a damn thing this time). I am hoping to sleep…