Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Day of 'The Procedure'

Had the procedure on Sunday. We were told to ring the hospital at 6:30am for instructions on whether we could go on in at 7:30am. As we had to be there so early my mum-in-law stayed with us the night before so that she could watch our girls. On the way, I gave my cousin a wake up call. Initially she was to be at ours by 7am but as MIL decided to stay my cousin and her family didn't have to rush over to ours like zombies.

I was under general anaesthetic for the procedure so didn't really feel anything. If not for the pad left between my legs it didn't feel like anything was done as there was no discomfort whatsoever after the procedure. I seriously have a high pain threshold. I was warned of the cramping and nausea I would feel after it was done but I felt just fine. It was all over rather quickly but we were at the hospital for ages just waiting for a doctor to discharge me. We eventually got fed up of waiting and we went in search of one with my bum hanging out of the hospital gown.....not a pretty sight. Didn't have my dressing gown with me as I was told it was an in out thing which didn't require an overnight stay.

Finally got home at 4pm ish to be greeted by my lovely girls. Aiesha was playing with my cousin's daughter and Sophia was attached to MIL's hips. My super efficient and great cook of a cousin whipped up lunch from whatever was available in my kitchen although initially she didn't notice I had an extra freezer and was going to send her husband out in search of chicken. She whipped up ayam masak kicap for the kids, prawns sweet sour for the grown ups with sides of telur dadar and sayur goreng. As I was technically sort of like supposed to be under confinement she made me HUGE pot of bubur ikan complete with shredded fresh ginger, coriander and spring onions garnish. It was all yum!

Before the procedure I was a bit of a wreck but I am coping so much better now. We are blessed with our 2 girls and InsyaAllah we will be blessed again.


MommyAdam said...

you take care ok..hope you're feeling better...i cannot even begin to imagine how you're feeling..

Melina said...

I'm coping quite well now thanks. Being back in Malaysia helps. Keeps me distracted.