Me and TMJ – Part 6 Arthrocentesis

The day of  my operation, hindi naman ako masiyadong kabado. May konting kaba I admit pero not that much. I knew I was going to be under General Anesthesia, my anesthesiologist assured me that I would be asleep and not feel a thing. I had friends who were with me so they would surely take care of me, and I prayed hard. So I know God would guide me through this.

Here’s an account of what happened:

This is Friendship Bernard and Me when we arrived at the hospital.

Hinihintay pa namin na ma-ready ang room.

Si Ding – siya ang naghatid sa akin sa hospital.

This is near the Nurse’s station where they took my height and weight.

When we got in the assigned room, nagpa picture agad si Bernard sa kwarto.

Nauna pa kesa sa akin.

An Indian nurse came and got my Blood Pressure.

Ayaw magpatalo ni Bernard, siya din daw.

With matching photo documentation.

After a short while, a Filipina nurse came. Lalagyan niya na daw ako ng IV

First try, palpak. Lumobo or something. Hindi naipasok sa tamang nerve.

Dahil nga palpak sa first try. Nagtawag ng reinforcement si Ate.

Another tusok na naman. Traumatized na ako.

Si Kuya unang try, pasok!

Palakpakan!

Pinagbihis na ako ng pink na gown.

Question ko, kapag sa Operating Room na ba, wala akong underwear?

Wala daw.

Uyyyy na shy naman ako………..

Dumating na si Friendship Rommel from the train statiion.

Wacky daw !!!

Paano ako magmo moment nito?

Eh ang iingay nila?

Eto na ang last kong matinong picture.

Kasi soon after this was taken, sinundo na ako for the Operating Room.

This was taken when they brought me back to my room from the Operating Room.

Nawala na ang aking Pag Asang maging Outpatient lang.

They asked me to stay the whole night for observation.

Ang mga supporters – Richard, Lito and Mike.

Konting katahimikan, at last……

This was Wednesday night.

Thursday I was discharged.

And 2 days after. The new and improved me.

Parang hindi naman nga eh? Bandage lang ang nadagdag.

Pumasok na rin ako sa office. Dyahe naman kasi kung mag off ako. And besides I felt that I was ok so there was no need for me to stay at home.

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One Comment on “Me and TMJ – Part 6 Arthrocentesis”

  1. Kapatid – I’m glad to know that you are now back in action! Angsaya-saya niyo naman, photo-session pa before and after the surgery. Ang sarap ng may maraming kaibigan, ano?


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