I had my pre-surgery assessment today, and itmostly went well. They managed to get blood to be tested without too much trouble, which is not always the case! They showed me a room and the High Dependecy Unit where I will start my recovery. It didn't look too technical and the sun was shing in the room, so I was fine about that.
The problem was that my blood pressure was too high to have an anaesthetic. They took it 4 times. The third time it was lower and just about acceptable, but then went up again. I have to have it monitored several times a day for the next few days and keep a record. When I got home it was much lower and just about acceptable. I think it is a case of 'white coat syndrome' and hopefully it will be much lower when taken at home and they will accept it. If it doesn't come down, I have to phone them and go and see my doctor for blood pressure tablets to get it down. That will delay surgery, which I am hoping won't happen.
Has anyone else had this happen to them? This didn't happen before my lumbar fusion 2 and 1/2 years ago.
This is all becoming very real now and I know that my surgery is not far away!!!