Had my pre-op appointment today. Met my new surgeon. Did I mention I had a new surgeon? So my original one, who John and I were very happy with apparently had a tendon completely dislocate from his finger during a gall bladder surgery. So a surgeon with a finger that has been recently operated on and in a contraption is not necessarily the surgeon you want trying to operate on you. And he's out until June. I did have the option of waiting for him to return to surgery. I didn't like that option. So today we met the other surgeon. LOVED him! Very direct and upfront. Great bedside manner and from all the research I've done, a very skilled surgeon. We're happy.
Sat and signed all the consent forms, had to take a small quiz to see if I have been paying attention to everything, received lab orders for pre-surgery and went through all my medications to determine what changes will be made. Currently I take 4 injections and 14 pills a day. The last time I will take that many will be the night before surgery. Immediatly after surgery my medications will change to 0 injections and 6 pills a day. Eventually all but 3 of those pills may be gone in a matter of months. The last 3, well we'll see. Those are my "happy" pills and well, that's a whole different story!
The biggest batch of meds that are immediatly going away are my diabetic medications. I'll still test my sugars to be safe for awhile, but about 99% of people that go through this never have to take their diabetes meds again. Oh how nice that will be!!
Just 6 more days!