Let me tell you, I will be happy if I NEVER have to go under general anesthesia again. The surgery, itself seemed to go well. Better than my doctor expected. That is, until I came "to". Anesthesia always makes me nauseous. And this time was worse than any other. I was vomiting blood, so much so, that they decided to keep me in the hospital overnight rather than releasing me (out patient), as scheduled. The doctor is not sure why I had such an extreme reaction, but things did get better over the week following surgery. A few months back I had a horrible reaction to the Predisone my doctor had prescribed for helping me treat a severe sinus infection. My throat closed, I had hives and needed to take Benedryl to stop the itchiness. He said that they generally introduce Prednisone into the IV when doing sinus surgery but because I had recently had such a negative reaction and recently, he went with an alternate steroid. But I got to wear this nifty wrist band during my stay at Cedars Sinai Hospital.
It has now been two weeks since I had the operation. And I can already notice a difference. I can breath easier and feel much less congestion. I am sure that I will be glad that I did the surgery, over time. But I will not lie, I was a little concerned for a few days. The pain has been minimal, thankfully. If I feel a slight headache coming on, I just pop a couple of Tylenol and I am good to go.
It sure feels good to have the deep haze lifted. And I have never been more appreciative of my good health.