Day of reckoning for Ignatius: August 18, 2008 — 4 Comments

  1. Welcome home. I hope you reach 100% very quickly!

    The dis-connected boots reminded me of when my wife was in the hospital and the nurse set up an IV pain med. The nurse was about to leave when I noticed that she didn’t attach the plunger to the syringe properly. She gave me an apologetic glance and fixed it, but if I hadn’t been there, my wife would have been in agony.

    After that, I spent the next two days with her in the hospital.

  2. I hope you are feeling better and that the sidewalk fall was not awful! ay yi yi.

    Thanks for this detailed information. I will be undergoing UFE in about three weeks (9/23) and am alternately excited and nervous. I’m sure it will be fine, but I’ve never been in the hospital for anything. I have a high tolerance for pain, so that should help. I just need to get a little better in shape before I go in. Thanks again for writing.

  3. Thanks, squarepeg and cat, for stopping by. If I were a less withdrawn person, I might have noticed the boots had connectors that weren’t connected to anything.

    cat—I posted this partly to give anyone else choosing UFE an idea of the details and nuances—all the things the physician and literature aren’t going to go into. I too have a high tolerance for pain, but for some reason “dull pain,” like cramping, bothers me a lot more than sharper pain. I forgot to get the details, but I believe Ignatius was a subserosal fibroid, positioned on top, so my symptoms weren’t bad, and the recovery from the UFE wasn’t, either.

    The fall was bad—straight onto my two front teeth—but my dentist and her neighbor’s old-fashioned X-ray film assures me they’re fine. Amazing. I’m very grateful.

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