We were at hospital bright & early, & did my admission so they could start prepping me for surgery. The idea of going under anaesthetic is never something I look forward to. With Myasthenia Gravis your muscles are already so weak, that going under & getting certain muscles relaxants causes huge stress to the body & it can be fatal. So even though it is just a small operation, I always start to panic when I know what is coming. I signed all the necessary forms then waited - and waited. I was starting to get hangry (angry from the hunger, as the last meal I ate was 7pm the evening before!) & the longer I lay there the more my thoughts started going crazy.
Eventually they wheeled me into theatre at about 1pm & started scanning my veins to see where they could insert the fistula. It was not good news. My veins are so tiny & run away the moment I come into hospital so the vascular surgeon said it is impossible to do a fistula as my veins wouldn't hold. The vascular surgeon scanned both arms & even in my neck but none wanted to participate. The anaethetist even said I have baby veins & took about 15 minutes just to find a vein that she could put the drip up into. But, she got one in eventually!
I woke up after the op feeling good & my permcath in with no complications.