The journey to surgery is moving along with only, maybe, one little hiccup. I couldn’t complete the sleep study. The place was great, the guy who was going to watch me sleep (that sounds a bit creepy) was nice and I was ready for it. I got woken up after 90 min. Yeah, pretty severe apnea. We tried the over the nose model. Nope. When I tried to breath out of my mouth it didn’t work. Tried the over the nose and mouth model. Nope. I felt like I was suffocating. Final try was the in the nose model. Yeah, I didn’t even have that in for a minute and I was pulling it off. Ever had someone pinch your nose and cover your mouth? Well, you now know how the in the nose model CPAP works.
I guess I have a bit of claustrophobia. Okay, more than a bit. This does not bode well for having to use a CPAP. The tech sent me home and told me to wait for a phone call telling me the results. Call came yesterday and I didn’t do so hot. My EKG was the only thing that was fine. I’m really hoping the surgeon gives the go ahead even though I don’t have a machine for the two nights I’m in the hospital.
On the bright side, he wanted me to lose 15 pounds and I lost 16, and I’m still losing. Woo-hoo!! Surgery is approximately 2 and 1/2 weeks away and I’m getting psyched. My hubby and son have been so supportive; I couldn’t ask for better guys in my life. Another plus is I went shopping in my closet and found some clothes that now fit.
I’m still a work in progress, need to find an outlet besides food for when the stress hits. That’s been a tough one. But I’ll keep plugging along.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe