Wow, y'all. If you want to drive up your blog traffic, do the following:
1. Talk about getting your tubes tied.
2. Post a recipe for Parma Rosa Sauce.
Tomorrow's the big day. I had my pre-op appointment yesterday and all went well. I'm in good health with super-low risk factors, so all is expected to go smoothly. They took SIX VIALS of blood from my horrible veins, so I imagine they're checking out every single cell in my body to make sure I'm prepared. Did I mention that I had to fast before having this labwork done? At 10am? And NO coffee? Yeah. Yet I remained relatively pleasant and even remembered my name and date of birth 302 out of the 303 times they asked.
I met with my OBGYN and she talked me through the procedure. They'll go in with the laproscope just under my belly button, then in through my c-section scar with the instruments. They'll put me to sleep with IV medication and insert a breathing tube. Honestly, the breathing tube is the part that makes me the most nervous, even though I'll likely never know it was there. When I had my c-section, I was more afraid of the catheter than the epidural. I'm weird like that. Anyway, the entire procedure, from getting me into the OR to waking me up, should take about an hour. I'm the first case of the day, which should mean surgery starts at 9am. Christy will post some updates here. The reality of it will likely be boring things like "Jen is attempting to tolerate liquids," so I fully expect her to spice it up a bit. I will admit right now that I'll be wearing maternity underwear home from the hospital so as not to crush mah incisions. (See? GOOD THING I held onto those all this time!)
Thank you for already reaching out to me through comments and emails. It means the world that you care. I'm going to write my Comfort Food Saturday post now so I can schedule it to post. Otherwise, you're likely to get doped-up Jen's recipe for taking Percocet. (Hey, it's comforting!)
Be sure to check out my awesome blog friends who are also participating in NaNaBloPop, too!
Alissa (seriously, her Pay It Forward posts are not to be missed!) SSU (Super-cute daily features about her life and adorable children) Christy (The Ham to my Cheese...or possibly vice-versa) The Hotch Potchery (One of my original NaBloPoMo friends from 2 years ago) and Marianne (a new blog friend!)
EDITED TO ADD: Surgery is at 7am, so I have to be there at 5. GAH.