We arrived at the hospital for the D&C. I was told to go to the day surgery area and that I would be on the “wait and see” list, meaning I would sit there all day until there was either a cancellation or someone else’s surgery finished early and there was a space for me. I was terrified. I’ve always been a squeamish person. I hate hospitals. I used to faint every time I had blood taken (although I’ve vastly improved in this department since getting pregnant and giving birth the first time!) I have an aversion to veins so IVs gross me out. I’ve never had general anesthetic before. All of this, plus my current emotional state, seemed like a recipe for disaster. Amazingly, I held myself together pretty well.
I was called into the pre-op area pretty quickly after we arrived at the hospital. I changed into a gown and my IV was put in. Then the nurse called in D and told him he could wait with me. It was another few hours before Dr. P came and told us it was time.