I bounced right back after surgery. Pretty happy since in the back of my mind, I was concerned about having surgery with active Lyme. No problems. Then I had to go back to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center less than a week later to fix my PiCC line. Well, I ended up getting a new one entirely. It was odd because other than the shot of Lidocaine, I didn't feel the first PiCC line at all. But on this one, I felt the shot (like a bee sting), I felt them pull out my old line (I could feel it in my chest!), and I felt him threading the new one it. So odd. It seemed to take a lot longer too. Although this time I didn't take a valium or ativan before hand. Been there, done that.
It hurt like heck for about a day or so and now I'm fine, back to normal. That hospital is so great.
While I was there, my surgeon allowed me to get my post-op follow up in. They usually require you to wait 7-10 days, but since it is such a hassle to drive to & from LA, they were understanding & let me take care of it early. Can I just say I LOVE my surgeon? Dr. Leslie Memsic. For a million reasons. Besides the fact that she is one of Cedar's top surgeons, she is also one of the funniest, nicest people I have ever met. Every nurse that mentioned her stated how she was THE BEST doc & had the best personality & treated everyone she comes into contact with with the utmost respect. I love her. She gave me a hug before I left.
I also forgot to mention that the hospital staff gave me no crap about having Lyme Disease. I even over heard the anesthesiologist refer to my Lyme as "Chronic Lyme Disease", so no steroids. I guess they use steroids to reduce nausea. I didn't say it, he did. Dr. Memsic pumped me full of antibiotics for the 28 hours or so before my surgery & then again after. She even made a comment about checking to make sure this was a good antibiotic for treating Lyme, and that it wouldn't cause any problems.
I was off my IV Rocephin for about 3 weeks (so that it didn't signal another gallbladder attack) and I must say that I haven't felt that good in a long time. Once I started up again, I felt it take me back just a touch, and now today I woke up and feel like crapola. Think maybe I am toxic. I am not suffering, but I am not up and about. Started cleaning and didn't finish a thing. Think I'll drink a ton of water & then do my sauna....... Need DETOX. I want to get some Burber. People swear by it, anyone here tried it?
What do you think? Do you think that it's odd that I felt so good being off of the antibiotics? Like maybe I should stop?