However, there are always some what ifs. First, because I have had 2 c-sections, there is a small chance that I will have too much scar tissue to do this laparoscopically. That would change the length of the surgery and recovery time after considerably. Second, there is the chance that Dr. P.J. will see something while in surgery that looks suspicious. In that case, he will remove whatever it is right away.
And my what if, that is probably the most important right now, is that I have not been cleared for surgery yet. I thought everything was ready (surgeon, insurance, pre-op labs, work schedule, family schedule) but my pre-op EKG came back abnormal. My heart rate was abnormally low according to the nurse. The anesthesiologist doesn't feel comfortable proceeding without clearance from a cardiologist first. I am not at all worried about having heart issues. I know that I don't. I just have a low heart rate. It's always been that way. I wanted to make some easy money donating plasma in college and I was turned away because of it. I remember during my c-sections, they asked me "Are you all right" because my pulse was so slow. I remember Dr. Colette coming in one morning after my mastectomy saying "31? What is with that?" So now I am praying that the cardiologists report will be approved by the anesthesiologist so that things can go as planned. I'm ready!