Mate i only asked one cos im sat here hitting refresh waiting on the cake competition results. Im finding her a little "snooty" to be honest. Thats why i thought i bet delia dont cook spag bol every week!
Only a couple of days. Hers was bigger than a golf ball. I can relate to the fear if the G.A but its fine. I promise you. Ive had a few and you saw on the last thread what a total wimp i am. But its totally fine, tell them your scared and they hold your hand. Ive found it hard because at the point of going under you're not allowed anyone with you. Thats when i get scared. But it really is like going to sleep. And ive often cried like a true wimp.
I keep telling you, Blathers - walk in the park. 3 days lovely sleep and 2 weeks off work (oh, no, sorry - you don't get that bit do you [evil]).
I was completely and utterly knackered at the time though. It was just after my father's 60th (big party), and a few days before that my GM died (not unexpected, but still obv a shock) so I was trying to help DM through the party and all the other stuff, and deal with DS who was about 18mths old, and generally not stopping to sleep cos I didn't have time. I went to sleep with the pre-med - they had to wake me up to take me down to theatre .
Much better than the Swiss insistence on spinal because I am asthmatic which meant I got to listen to them grubbing about digging escalator grease out of the inside of my knee (sorry DW)
You do keep telling me Stealth, but I keep panicing anyway
I need to time it so that DH can be off work for at least the days I am in hospital and I can get help with the school runs for a while once I get home. I need to time it NOT for a school holiday too so I have a minute chance of getting at least a little rest
Yes my friend was def doing the school run wheb she got home. She certainly wasnt "laid up". She's had two sections too and said it was easy compared to that.
It really will be easier than a spinal cos its just like when they put your cannula in the back of your hand. Except this time instead of capping it they'll put the stuff through it. Your arm goes cold and you feel it travelling up where u have this oh shit moment of "hold on im awake im awake i can feel that going up my arm dont you touch...zzzzzzzzzz"
Right, called the booking helpline who have sent details through to the hospital who now have 2 weeks to get in touch with me to book an appointment. Given that I got referred for this in November, I'm not holding out much hope.