Sunday, June 21, 2009

Operation time!

OMG, my teeth were chattering when I was wheeled into the operating theatre. Part nerves and partly because I was freezing!

I noticed how everyone wore boots in this spotless, clinical zone. The walls were white, the ceiling was white.

The huge silver lights I was placed under reminded me of outer space. I felt so small in that big white room. Like a tiny speck under a microscope.

I was taking in the details on the wall trying not to think about the needle. I didn't dare look down when they started strapping my hand up "here goes, here goes" I was telling myself. A mask descended on my face and I was told to inhale, exhale. I started breathing in the gas and I was out before the needle hit me. It's the last thing I remembered. General anaesthesia is so strange. It's like stepping into a time machine. One blink and the whole op was over.

I vaguely remember seeing my appendix in a small jar and someone saying "Can you see how it's inflamed?" Uh, nope! Aside from the fact I was disoriented I didn't even know what it's meant to look like! ;)

It surprised me tho how such a tiny thing could cause me so much trouble. Last night was pretty rough. I basically couldn't move. Just so sore so they gave me a painkillers jab (Gosh, I hate needles!) but it really took the edge off the pain. In fact, I felt sorta floaty, a bit high and I fell into a deep sleep.

I feel a hundred times better today. I'm off the drip, eating like a normal human being again and they said I can leave tomorrow. Yay!

Thank you all ever so much for your well wishes. I received them through my black berry and it made me feel less alone. Till later, when I'm back home, wishing you all good night! :)


Tekkaus said...

So you are back? Good for you Jojo! :D I'm glad that everything went great for you. Anyway all the best for you. May your get well soon.

gEe said...

have a good rest and take care..

Igniz said...

welcome back, miss jojo:)

jre said...

Get Well Soon :)

ming said...

get well soon jojo!! i love you and your blog i remember when i was really little i used to watch kopitiam when i lived in malaysia and you were my favourite're such a great role model and such an interesting and inspirational person :)

Jojo Struys said...

hi guys, yes I'm back but not very mobile so going thru my dvd collection. Gonna camp out in my bedroom ;)

thx for your note Ming...well, I'm not feeling too inspirational right now but I will be back on my feet in no time! ;)

vialentino said...

get well soon ... first time visiting u here....very nice and cool blog here.

Anonymous said...

jojo, take care k?
please don't be too active...your body is on the way to healtopia..

Kit Keat Bar said...

wow...take care there girl.. and get very well soon.. can't imagine an active girl such as u got immobilized by that.. ^^

take care and speedy recovery~

Niz Ariff said...

good to hear everything is fine

Mike Yip said...

Get well soon yah

whoaa, mello said...

Hope you're feeling better now (:

zool said...

hope you will fine and blogging more

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