I had it done. It will be fine. Your surgery is a little more simple than mine was. I pulled a few thing as I went down breaking my ankle in four places.
Follow any guidelines they give you that you can, show up at the hospital, don their gown and hope and pray you get the experience nurse that can put in IV needles. I got the young nurse who couldn't get it in. I know a nurse gave me a sedative, the operation team said hello or introduced themselves. I remember a little of post-op and the next thing I knew it, it was the next morning when the orthopedic surgeon woke me to see how I was doing. I pretty much have no memory of the day of the surgery. I was told a few days before that I had to prove that I could eat and hold food down. Most anesthetic don't make you sick but they can. I've a sensitive stomach and I didn't get sick. You probably won't have to stay overnight but that's kind of up to your doctor. I had too.
Yea, I won't be staying overnight - I check in at 10am and go into surgery at noon. My boyfriend and friends say that after I get out of recovery (which might be like 2 hours), then I'll have my wits about me enough to go home. I'm getting a call from the pre-op team again today, so I'm going to ask a few questions.
How did yours heal? Do you have any problems with it still?
It healed fine, though because of my injury, I don't have complete full motion of my ankle. I can walk and run fine but I'm a few degrees short of full motion. My doctor warned me I might get early onset arthritis just because I really screwed my ankle up. It's stiff in the morning in the winter. Any of the warmer months I have no problems out of it. I think I'm doing rather well with eleven screws and a rod in my ankle.
You'll be fine. A little sore, but a toothache is worse compared to what you're going to feel. As long as you listen to the docs about what to do with your foot afterwards. no roller blading!
20 years ago they'd have to cut you open from the knee with a hack saw and then use duct tape, staples, and a lot of wishing to make you better. Now, the technology and procedures are quick and minimally invasive.
You're probably not even staying overnight. So that alone should tell you you'll be fine.
Hopefully in the pre-op room where you get your IV and stuff you'll have the pleasure of being placed next to a crazy old man who doesn't stop rambling about how it's a vampire factory and they're going to steal your bones. Because that's what I had to deal with when I was 17
Yea, I'm an outpatient surgery, and what I've read online said that my surgery should only take about an hour. I'm just very nervous...I don't know what to expect. I think it would be at least mildly entertaining to be near somebody who was rambling like that - at least it would take my mind off of being nervous lol