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the surgery

the latest update on this hendrickson family happens to be full of excitement.. 

i was given the opportunity of having another shoulder surgery done. awesome. i shouldn't be sarcastic about it. i am very thankful for it. dont worry, i truly am. 

the story (my side):

mother and i walk in the hospital at four-thirty in the a.m. they do some tests and then they put a tag on me.  they asked us to have a seat and read a paper about what the anesthesiologist does. why would they make you read that?! i was already on the verge off crying and then they tell you to read about what happens when they stick the needle in your spine. 

so the nurse calls for me, she put the IV in and i am ready! she moves me to another blank white room and says "this is the block room". (the room where they stick the needle in my spine). so the anesthesiologist comes to me and says that he is going to give me a drug that "will make me dumb" are the words of choice. ummm, no thank you? or wait..okay, why the heck not?! so i ask if he has done it and thats about all i remember.  

the story from then on (mothers side):

as the anesthesiologist was coming at me with the needle, i apparently, kept moving away from him. he tried several times but i kept trying to get away. after a while he finally got me. 

i woke up super dizzy and not knowing where anything/anybody was. there was a very awesome nurse that kept putting chap stick on my lips but other than that, i thought my mother had abandoned me. 

after a while she came in, they helped me up to walk around a little and gave me the hard drug for the pain. then doctor kimball came in and explained to me what he did. he said the previous doctor had put in "anchors" to hold my shoulder in place and they had broken! so he removed them. but i still have what called the "snapping scapula" which is impossible to fix. its basically my scapula grinding on my ribs.but other than that i felt great. within minutes we were on our way to my dads office. we then grabbed lunch. 

this was by far the best experience i have had with a surgery. this doctor knew what he was doing. im not saying the one before didnt.. but doctor kimball is my favorite. still super sore but im using it as if it werent. :) 


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