Wednesday, October 21, 2009

For Reals

Having Surgeon Bud in residence means I have experienced surgery dozens, maybe even hundreds, of times. Tomorrow I have to go in and have surgery yet again. But this time something is different-- it's for reals. 


I have an ulnar nerve entrapment and it needs to be un-trapped. I had a dream that the doctor offered to throw in a tummy tuck to sweeten the deal-- I can't tell you how bummed I was when he told me (in real life) that it was a no-go. Life is so unfair.


Hopefully all of the many and varied surgeries Bud has performed on me have prepared me for the real deal. 


I hereby declare tomorrow a holiday.


Happy Ulnar Nerve Un-Entrapment Day! 


Hope you do something grand to celebrate.

10 comments:

carmar76 said...

I hope your real surgery goes really well, and you have a fast recovery!! I'll have a dr. pepper & whatever the free breakfast is at chick fil a tomorrow in honor of your holiday!

CarrieMarie

The Laundry Queen said...

Thanks, Carrie Marie!

Jen said...

I'm gonna go look up Ulnar nerve -- that's a new one for me. Take it easy...

janeannechovy said...

Hope it goes totally smoothly! I'll be thinking about you.

jwise said...

I don't know what an ulnar nerve is, but trapping it doesn't sound so good. I DO know what your average nerves are, and untrapping them is definitely the way to go.

I know--I sound just like a doctor!

Hope all goes well, you feel better, and recovery is smooth!

The Laundry Queen said...

Just got back-- a bit muzzy headed, but the nausea is the worst part. Thanks for the well wishes!

Jen-- you know how it feels when you hit your "funny bone"? Well, that's the ulnar nerve you're bonking. That's the sensation I had all the time.

Dr. jwise-- You're right, un-trapping it was the way to go. It was starting to cause permanent muscle loss, so needed to be dealt with.

SassyMama said...

Glad to hear it went well and I'm hoping it was as painless as one of Bud's surgeries...

Sappy said...

Hope you recover quickly!

Chris said...

Best wishes for your recovery!

The Laundry Queen said...

Thanks!