Next steps

12 hours to go.

12 hours, that is, if we stick to the outline schedule, which has me prepped and on the operating table at 8.

Actually, tis a bit more complicated, so here, for anyone into prayer – or just simply keeping their fingers crossed – is what tomorrow looks like.

12 midnight – nil by mouth (though some fluids stll permitted)

5 – no more fluids (eek!)

6/6.30 – wake to final checks and a pre-op enema (double eek!)

7.30 – meet the surgeon: discuss risks, etc. check for the umpteenth time if i want to do this.

7.31 – head for home

Nah. 🙂 Only joking

8-9-ish, down to theatre and prepped for anaesthesia. There is a minor op before me so it may be closer to 9 that my op begins.

9 – before the op proper gets going (but after i am under) they do a final scan (probably) checking for nasties in my bladder. Everyone tells me it is 99.9% certain that there will be no issues. I am terrified…. not of the op…but of coming round to be told there has been no op.

Why me? As if there weren’t enough hurdles getting to this point anyway.

12-1 all being well, back from theatre with new body parts in place and start to come round to new life…

tomorrow evening…loadsamorphine!

Wednesday/thursday – zonked

Thursday/friday – start to get mobile once more. Dressings off and, for the first time, get to see my new anatomy.




8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Stace said,

    Fingers crossed and double crossed for you!


  2. 2

    Romola Des Loups said,

    Everything crossed! xxx

  3. 5

    janestheone said,

    praying for you Jane, you will be OK I am sure

  4. 6

    Sarah said,

    Am sure test will be fine, and you’ll wake up all nicely muffed.

    If all goes to plan, the morphine is just for the first hour or so, while you’re in recovery. After that they stick you on paracetamol and dihydrocodeine. That’s because, believe it or not, vaginoplasty doesn’t usually hurt very much. It’s really not painful surgery.

    Hope you get a restful night’s sleep. Don’t be scared to ask for a sleeping pill if you want one 🙂

  5. 8

    Jenny said,

    All the best.

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