Monday, April 14, 2008

Bad idea

So I thought I was cool enough with the idea of surgery to watch a video of it on YouTube. Don't do it!! I'm usually fascinated by watching surgical videos, but I guess it was the idea of having it done to myself that made me nauseous. I think I felt my dinner come up. So, if any of you that haven't had the Lefort I done yet, don't seek out videos! I think I'm completely freaked out again. I thought I'd post a link to it on my page for any others that wanted to brave the freakshow, but I can't bring myself to do it. AAHH!!!
On another note, I've got another adjustment tomorrow. The time between visits seems to go by quicker and quicker. I figure I should only have two more trips to the ortho before surgery after tmmw.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Quick Question

Did any of you guys start a pre-op vitamin regime? I've been reading up on it a bit and plan on going to my little nutrition store this weekend to ask the owner. She and her husband know everything when it comes to herbs and vitamins. I've read that vitamin C & A, zinc, copper, and B complex promote healing while Arnica Montana and Bromelain (whatever that is) help reduce bruising and swelling. Did any of you take any of this before surgery and if so how early before? What about post-op? I've taken Vitamin E after having stitches in my lip and chin area and I healed super fast. Just thought I'd get everyone's opinion. I see my surgeon at the end of next month so I'll ask him too.
On another note, did any of you have issues with a heart murmur? I've read on some blogs that it freaks docs out and could postpone surgery. Mine isn't bad but its loud.

p.s. apparently I have a new found love for countdown clocks. I had to add another one for graduation since it's sneaking up quickly!