27 June 2013
Lots of screw ups yesterday at the hospital. Four people were scheduled for total hip replacements that day using the frontal approach. But there was only one table available for that procedure, which is not a standard table. So I laid in pre-op from 7:15 AM until 2:30 PM. Seven hours!
I was given ample opportunity to practice my own recommendations of just staying still while emotions and pain went through me.
The last thing I remember was talking to the anesthesiologist prior to the spinal anesthetic. He had put some other anesthetic into my IV and at some point, I went unknowingly into medical samadhi.
I woke up at about 4:30 PM with a mild pain in my right hip that went away after about 2 hours and went to sleep at 10 PM.
Next morning I awoke at 5 AM with no pain, and absolutely glowing well-being thanks to all of you out there sending good wishes and energies.
I am on a pain pump, but surprisingly, almost totally without pain, which is very unusual, and not a drop of blood on the dressing.
They may try to kick me out on Friday because I am doing so well, but asked for Saturday for an additional vacation day.
Thank you all out there for your emotional and financial support, healing energies, and love.