My phone tag with Tepeyac is at an end (for now): I have surgery scheduled for October 12 at the entirely reasonable hour of 7:30 in the morning. I guess doctors are different from lawyers, because I get UP for work at that time. My pre-op will be October 6. I have butterflies in my stomach - I feel like I just bought a ticket for the prom. Am I crazy? (Don't answer that.)
I should note that unlike AYWH, I don't have anxiety issues with surgery - I can honestly say I don't have anxiety issues at all. (Just a temper. That's so much more attractive, right?) I'm stoked that this got scheduled so fast (less than six weeks after the day I called, on the date I picked, when my husband is expected to be in the country).
I will admit to being anxious (not in the anxiety disorder sense) about one thing. The nurse told me I couldn't eat or drink for 8 hours before surgery, but nothing about the prep that AYWH did. I only have enough sick leave to do this about once in 18 months or so. I think I'm going to write Dr. L a nice letter and explain (as politely as I can - people seem to take my precision as hostility, but I HAVE to be precise!) that I have some criteria.
(1) If you're going to do exploratory surgery, fine, but you're going to do the WHOLE procedure as soon as you finish.
(2) If it requires an incision, it gets done that day. That means the polyp, the cysts, and the incisions ALL go, or no surgery.
(3) It ALL has to go. If all the adhesions can't be removed, I will reschedule for when the technology is available. I'm ambivalent about more treatments after the surgery. I'm committed to spending my thirties pain-free, surgery-free, and with normal digestion, and THAT is what has convinced me to go forward with surgery.