Sunday, March 7, 2010


I've had a busy couple of days. Thursday I had my pre-op appointment for the lap. Everything seemed to go fine, but I have a question for all of you. My assumption was always that a lap involved regular (i.e., full) anesthesia. The pre-op nurse practitioner that I spoke with indicated that sometimes they do full anesthesia, but sometimes they just do a regional block. Is that right? Maybe she was just getting her procedures confused. She did say the anesthesiologist would confirm with my doctor what exactly was involved and decide what type of anesthesia was appropriate, but that I might get a choice. I think I want to be out completely. Is that crazy?

We live in a cute older neighborhood. There is a neighborhood association that I am nominally involved in. There is a fundraiser for the neighborhood association that is a home tour of a select group of homes, usually the more impressive homes in the neighborhood. On Friday, we were asked if we would allow our home to be shown. At first I was thinking, umm, you must have the wrong house. Don't get me wrong, we love our house and I do think the parts we have decorated are really nice (our strategy is decorate one room really well at a time, so only half the house is done so far, the rest is functional but not pretty). But I don't think it is something that the whole neighborhood will be impressed by. But it sounds like fun, so we are going to do it. Now I want to hurry up and decorate one more room before then!

Tomorrow afternoon I have my first acupuncture appointment. I guess I would be nervous, except my lap on Wednesday is taking up so much of my nerves that there is no room to be worried about this.


  1. I would definitely suggest being knocked out for the lap. I was never given the choice but, if I had I would have definitely gone for the full monty.

    As for acupuncture, I had my first session on Saturday and I was dreading it. It was absolutely fine, in fact, I quite enjoyed it ;-)

    Wishing you all the best with the lap.

  2. I believe I was out completely for my lap in 2004, I think it's the way to go, too.

    KUP on the lap! I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday!

  3. I had my first acu. appt last Thursday and LOVED it! I'd probably choose the full dose of anesthesia, too!

  4. I know that they do Laps sometimes with a regional because they want to do something specific like pain mapping (for people with Endo, who haven't been able to get relief after a traditional lap) There may be another couple of reasons why they would do a regional block. But - I had a general for all three of my laps, and expect to be under general when I have my fourth.

  5. That is so awesome about your house!! What a compliment, and definitely an excuse to do some extra decorating :)


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