Archive for November, 2009

PostHeaderIcon The dream becoming reality

happydance1Yesterday, November 4th, I went to the hospital at 11 am for an ultrasound of my gallbladder and to meet with Dr. Svendsen. For some reason I was nervous about going. Not sure what was causing it, perhaps I felt like I would be told no, we can’t do it this year.

I pulled into the hospital parking lot with not a whole lot of time to spare only to be stuck in a line waiting for someone to pull out of a space. I really don’t understand why people, when they know others are waiting for a space have to take so blessed long to pull out. I waited for 10 minutes, I was stuck couldn’t go anywhere. So I called the department to tell them I was in the parking lot stuck in a line and might be late. When the line finally did move I saw a spot and I am afraid to say I cut someone off but I grabbed it and hurried to get the Ultrasound.

Now the instructions said that the procedure would take between 30 and 60 minutes. I was done in 10 minutes! Looking at my watch I wondered what was going to do until 1pm. I couldn’t go home, so I went down to the cafeteria and bought some lunch then read my book till it was time to meet with the doctor. While reading I couldn’t help but look around and wonder if the hospital staff having lunch was anything like the people on Grey’s Anatomy. At about 12:45 I headed up to the doctors office, Samantha called my name and we got started. She did the normal things blood pressure, weight, asked questions, asked me if I had questions and then showed me a video of what to expect. After the video I met with Dr. Svendsen, he was so down to earth taking the time to explain things and answer my questions, he even got my jokes. I left feeling very comfortable and excited to get this done. I then met with the scheduler and got the dates for rest of the appointments. They are as follows.

November 23, 2009 – Meet with the dietician
December 9, 2009 – Pre Op Physical
December 18, 2009 – Surgery – have to be there at 9:50 surgery scheduled for 11:50
December 29, 2009 – Post Op Exam @ 1:30 with Samantha