It Didn't Work
December 1, 2017 6:34am CST
I eat an apple every day. I always figure that an apple a day will keep the doctor away. And it also fills me, so I try to nibble on some apple slices about an hour before I usually get the late afternoon munchies. I do the same in the evening, it keeps my fingers out of the cookie jar, plus its healthier for me. Today though, I have to go to the hospital. And I haven't missed a single day of eating my apples, but still they called me and need me there for 3 hours. I have to have my pre-admission work done. I will be meeting with a nurse-she'll weigh me and take my blood pressure and list my prescription medications and what-not, and then I have to meet with the anesthesiologist. And that I will say I really do need to speak with because I have had difficulty with the drugs that they use in the past. ~Picture is of me and a nephew I'll still take my apple with me to work, and nibble on it in the late afternoon when others are reaching for chips and cookies. But in the long run I don't know if it really worked or not.
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Thanks, it never bothered me going to the hospital in our old town, but this is so new, I'm nervous just going there. But I have to settle down, because when I go next week for my surgery I have to be calm in order for things to go successfully. I had a bad experience going under once and ever since then I find that I'm more nervous.
@Juliaacv That is nice. When they put me under for my surgery he is was just talking to me about my job and before I know it was up and it was over. The time before I was fighting it so hard because they may be count backwards and it freaked me out.
@DesirousDreamer I always peel my apples. I actually peel 1 large apple and slice it up every day. And then when I feel peckish, I just reach for the container of apple slices and they don't brown as long as the apples are fresh and they are in an air-tight container.
I did get some answers yesterday at the hospital. I feel more confident and safer now. I am trying to figure out what we'll do in the morning before we go to the hospital, I kind of want to go shopping since I won't be able to drive for 24 hours afterwards and I cannot eat or drink and if I just sit around, I might get nervous.
Thanks. I suppose that you are correct. I feel that they will look after me next week when I go for my surgery. I explained how scared I am and how my heart races and how difficult it is to put me under, so she suggested that she would be able to give me a little something to settle me just before I go to the OR.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
@Juliaacv I had major surgery to repair a broken femur many, many years ago. They gave me valium before the anesthesiologist even arrived and after that, they could have done pretty much anything to me and I would have just been amused.
What's your main problem? I think you might be able to find a solution on youtube. These days, i checked on youtube and found out that it is full of so many ways to treat illnesses such as diabetes and many more, without taking medications. Also, trust God can heal your with prayer.
But......if we eat apples and carrots and bananas and kiwi and fresh broccoli and cucumbers, then we're eating a lot more healthier then if we were not, right? I had my pre-admit appointment yesterday. I met with a nurse as well as the doctor that will knock me out. The nurse was very sympathetic when she asked for my past medical history, she told me that she feels sorry that I had brain surgery just 2 days after my 12th birthday. But I reassured I told her that it deepened my faith and independence and has made me grateful for every little thing in my life. There's a silver lining to every dark cloud.
• United States
It's been a long time since I've had any apples. I hope that your appointment went well. The worst part of any surgery for me is the anesthesia. I had a really bad reaction afterwards and last time they put a patch on my neck to stop me from having the reaction and it worked very well.