Today I had surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. We spent several weeks preparing and today was the big day. It was as positive an experience as one could have when undergoing surgery.
Mom made a new plant to add to my Plants vs Zombies family. This time it was "Wall-Nut" - whom I consider one of the bravest of the "plants". She also drew me a "guidebook" of plants from my favorite iPad game. My new plant and my most cherished "Daniel Cat" joined me in the operating room.
I had a great time decorating my anesthesia mask, too.
Dad accompanied me back to operating room (he even got to gown up, too). Actually, I had a whole crew of staff that accompanied me back. Surgery took 1 hour 5 minutes. We were at the hospital about 7 hours total. Love my surgeon - Dr. B.
I woke up very peacefully and quietly. My vital signs were monitored for a while before I left the hospital in style in a blue wagon. (I recall nothing of the surgery - just falling asleep and waking up - both with Dad at my side.)
When I arrived home I was given the dolls the hospital sent home for sister and myself. We get to use fabric markers to decorate their faces. They even came with hospital gowns and their own bandages, syringes, and anesthesia masks, too.