setback

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We came to Toronto to tie up loose ends. I suppose we didn't really decide how long we would be here. The idea was that we would get to Toronto, visit everyone that needed to be visited, finish our banking/investing, sell our vehicle, and be on our way. Unfortunately, it seems like we're going to be here a little while longer.

I woke up the other day with some pretty severe pains and Alex drove me to the hospital. We were there for 12 hours - waiting, waiting, and then I had a minor surgery.

It was so frightening! The doctors were very nice and pleasant, and they claimed it was a routine operation and that I had nothing to worry about. It was all down-hill from there. The lady who was inserting the needle for the intravenous hook-up made a mistake. She said "Uh-oh" on more than one occasion - which didn't alleviate my anxiety about the situation.

The doctors put some drugs into the IV to put me to sleep during the surgery. Much to my dismay, I woke up half way through and felt everything. I cried like a baby. They said my blood pressure dropped during the operation, which is why they couldn't administer more of the sedative. This was probably the most traumatic experience I have ever had.

Alex stayed by my side the entire day. He wouldn't even get himself any dinner until I insisted. He made sure that I was comfortable and relaxed. He is amazing and I am so happy to have him in my life. I don't know how I got so lucky.

In conclusion, we are stuck here while I get better. 2-4 weeks, they say. - Mina

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43 comments

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about that, and what a scary experience! To wake up during surgery.. that's actually a fear of mine.
    I hope you feel better and SOON!
    Best wishes.

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  2. whoa scary! you have a good man. hope you're doin ok girl.

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  3. Anonymous8.11.09

    Oh, Mina, that is so frustrating. I hope you're doing well. Just think, though, that it's so much better that this happened while you were still in Canada and not off in a foreign country! It's just a setback, like you said. Soon enough you two will be off on your adventures, and we'll all still be around waiting to hear about them!
    XO.

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  4. That last comment was from me, by the way :-)

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  5. oh my goodness, that sounds unspeakably awful! glad you're ok. I'm so happy for you that you have a loving, caring husband to see you through

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  6. Oh that's horrible! You have just cememted my hate for hospitals and the like. I hope you feel better soon and that everything, healthwise, is okay.

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  7. Oh my goodness that must have been awful!

    Hope you get better soon :)

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  8. oh no this sounds awful!! I hope you feel so much better soon x

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  9. So glad to hear that you are recovering now and that the surgery went well. What a rough start for you guys. Warm and healing thoughts :-) ~S

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  10. I'm so so sorry to hear about this. We are all thinking of you and sending you happy, healing vibes :)

    xo Nina

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  11. Oh my goodness! I hope everything gets resolved and you start feeling better :/ Eat a cupcake or two!

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  12. oh my goodness, that sounds absolutely terrible!! i'm so sorry you had such a bad experience at the doctor's, i hope you get better soon :)

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  13. Oh my, that sounds Scary, I hope you feel better very very soon.

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  14. oh mina!!! im so so sorry to hear this. on the bright side, as least you were "home" when this happened and you didn't have to deal with this abroad. rest up!!

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  15. "in sickness and in health."

    Mina, i read this and was so scared and worried for you. You poor thing!!! i'm glad that it was just a routine surgery... and that you had your husband to care for you.

    Keep Calm and Carry On. yes!

    saying a prayer of thanks for your safety.

    xoxoxo

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  16. I am so sorry to hear that Mina. I hope that you recover well and know that this is time for the two of you to get closer together. We'll be thinking about you.

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  17. oh my gosh mina i'm so so so sorry!! that's absolutely terrible!! you're in my thoughts

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  18. Oh, my gosh! That is so scary, Mina, but I'm glad you made it through okay. I hope you feel better soon, and I will be sending good vibes your way!

    xoxo

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  19. oh my gosh i hope your ok i'm praying for your speedy recovery!!

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  20. That is absolutely terrifying. Probably one of my top five fears! I'm glad you made it through okay, though. You're in my prayers.

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  21. oh my gosh! i hope things turn around quickly and that you feel better! <3

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  22. Wow. Oh my god that sounds so scary and painful! I hope you get better quickly and get lots of pampering and hugs from alex!

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  23. Wow - that sounds so horrible. I hope that your trip just gets better from here. Take care of yourself and enjoy Toronto! At least this didn't happen in some foreign country - that would have been even worse.

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  24. Oh Mina that sounds so horrible. Poor you.

    I really hope you get well soon and can get back to your happy travels.

    Much love to you & Alex from London xx

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  25. Oh I can't imagine how terrible that must have been. My husband and I were actually just talking about our fear of waking up during surgery. Sending happy, healing thoughts your way!

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  26. That sounds awful! I hope you get to feeling better soon!!!

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  27. oh no! so sorry that you are felling bad and that you are having to postpone your fun adventure. get well soon!

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  28. Oh my goodness, you poor dear! I hope you're feeling much much better now, and I hope the images of that event pass quickly. :(

    Lots of virtual *hugs* -
    Carrie

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  29. Wow, craziness! I'd say, for sure, though, that having to deal with this here where you're comfortable would be a bit better than being in some country where you don't know anyone! Hope you have a quick recovery & get on with your trip! =]

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  30. How scary! Take good care of yourself and take plenty of time to heal. Get some good books and a root beer float. :)

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  31. Cute blog! :-)
    Enjoyed it.

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  32. yikes...I hope that you are doing better!

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  33. Mina!!! Oh my goodness that is horrifying! You will be in my thought and I hope for your speedy recovery.

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  34. Oh my goodness! That does not sound like one of the fun-sidetrack/set backs.... I hope you feel better soon and continue on your adventure!

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  35. Ugh so sorry to hear and that must have been SO scary! Sending lots of good thoughts your way...Feel better soon!!

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  37. Sending a lot superpower to you, lady!
    I have just read about it now and also read that you are already feeling better!
    gooooooooooood!

    Get superstrong and healthy and back to your sparkly best!
    xxx

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  38. Ohhhh my girl !! I hope you're feeling much better now :)

    and to wake up halfway during a operation is no good at all. I can imagine how you felt.

    And Alex is so sweet and you're a lucky girl <3

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  39. Oh Mina,
    That's awful what you have to go through with waking up in the middle of procedure. My hubby works at the OR in a Toronto hospital, and it DOESN'T usually happen. I am glad you are ok, though.

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  40. You poor thing! I hope you are doing better! That sucks that you're set back, but at least it happened before you were far away.

    get well.

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  41. Whoa - waking up in the middle of surgery sounds terrifying. I suppose from now on other things may seem less scary?

    Hope you're well on the way to recovery and your travels.

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  42. Oh my god those food images are amazinggggggg.

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  43. Sad to read this, hope you get better soon!

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