So tomorrow is the day, I will go under the knife for my first PAO and my 4th right hip surgery. I am still in shock with how I got here, it all kind of seems like a bad dream, but in the end I hope that my long hip ordeal can provide a learning experience for anyone else suffering with hip pain.
Yesterday I had my pre-op appointments which were no big deal. Basically they went over all the usual stuff with me (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.) and then I had to get some blood drawn. I was worried that my surgery might be cancelled again due to high CRP and Sed. rates but the pre-op doctor that I saw said that my numbers from the end of Oct. were no big deal and he was not concerned so that made me feel better. The only think different this time from my other pre-op's was that they did an EKG which I thought was pretty neat. I guess it did not show anything bad cause I got my surgery time.....8:30 tomorrow morning (Thursday, Nov. 21st) and I have to be to the hospital at 5:30 am! I am glad that its early though cause otherwise I would be up all morning just worrying about surgery.
Today my husband and my mom and I, we went on a boat tour of the statue of Liberty and lower Manhatten. It was really amazing to see all these sights! Its stunning the amount of people and the history that is here! We had a great time, but its about 2 in the afternoon and my hip is pretty much done with sight seeing and ready for a rest.
So, thats the story so far. New York is amazing and so far our trip has been great! I hope surgery tomorrow follows that trend as well. I will update my blog as soon as I get a chance after surgery. Until then, safe hip travels everyone!