Author: Emily Wright

Pre-op post, illustrated with help from LOTR

I just got off the phone with the preop nurse at Hopkins. On Monday morning around 4am, I will drink the permitted 8oz. of Gatorade and then we shall set off into the predawn, arriving in Baltimore no later than 5:30. I will be nervous, because it is the biggest surgery I have had, because a lot is on the line, and because I see stars and list to the side whenever an IV has to be inserted. They will start giving me medication and fluids, and then I will feel less nervous and more assertively sleepy. I don’t...

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