Hi everybody! Lioness111 here to share the events of my surgery. amd the aftermath. The day of surgery, I had to check in at 5AM. and went to the prep area. Everyone was so nice. The nurses came and introduced themselves, as did other members of Dr.Crabtrees exclusive team.
the anesthesiologest explained the methods and risks and I signed the proper forms. An IV was placed in my right arm,. then came the wonderful relax you medicine before you are taken to
the operating room. The next step is scooting from the bed to the operating table which is only about 22"wide. I always think my body will fall to the floor--but it never does. The staff are well trained and can cope with any scenario. After a few minutes, I hear them tell me to count back from 10,9,8,7 and I zonked. The operating rooms for lung surgery are completely desensitized. The cleaning products are odorless and neither the staff or the patient can use perfumes, powders, or deoderants, hairspray, lotions,etc......The name for my surgery is a wedge resection of the lung, using the Vats procedure. This involves making several small incisions ol which one is for a camera to be inserted, another is for the doctors instruments and one is for
help identify the cancers origin and if they are matastasized. Matastasized means movement of bacteria or disease from one part of the body to another. This information tells them where the original site of these cells were located. This info helps the doctors with there diagnosis and plans of action for treatment, etc....Installment #1-more to follow. Sincerely, Lioness111
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