New to the Club!!
I had my pacemaker installed yesterday and I was super anxious about it!! For some reason I thought it would be like a colonoscopy where I would be sedated in the pre-OP room and then wake up in recovery. Notsomuch!! I didn't even get any sedation until immediately before being injected w lidocaine. I am not good at these things and was literally freaking out. I was entirely too awake for the procedure, despite a total of 10 micrograms of fentanyl and 8mg verced. Guess my sympathetic nervous system takes over!!
Turns out I was allergic to something they used to clean my skin, but that didn't show up until hours later. But by then, my anxiety settled and the combination of Percocet and Benadryl finally allowed me to relax.
I found this group yesterday when realizing I wasn't going to be able to wear a normal bra and panicked because I have to go to work starting Monday. Thank goodness for Amazon bc you still can't try things on in the stores where I'm currently at (Tucson, AZ). I am glad to see there's a group bc this is all very new to me and it all happened so fast! I am thankful for my arm sling because it helps hide the fact that I'm leaving the hospital without a bra.. haha.