I called my dad a few times while he was at the hospital, once was right after they took my mom in for the prep before surgery... then I called my dad about 40 mins later... I was trying to be patient and not get him worrying any more than he was already. Thankfully my Aunt was up there with him to keep him company and sit with him and also my mom's cousin and I would say her best friend, Ellen, works at the hospital and was able to go see my mom and talk to my dad and Aunt.
When I talked to my dad the second time, he said that they got to see my mom for about 5 mins or so after they did the prep... which was just putting in an IV... then they took her right off to surgery... the doctor was there already and waiting... that was great. Some times you have to wait forever for the damn doctor to just show up.
The took her into the OR and the doctor held my moms hand while they got her all ready for the procedure/surgery. He knew she was nervous and that meant a lot to my mom... he had a great bedside manner. :)
Before she even knew it she was sleeping...
When I talked to my dad that second time, she had been in the OR for about 20 mins or so, and he thought it would be about another 30 mins. So that wasn't too bad.
He called me and said that she was in the recovery room and that it should be about 2 hrs before they get to see her. The doctor said that all went well, very well. I thought that two hours was a long time... but I think they say that to you so you aren't worrying after only 30 mins or so when you haven't heard anything. They like to give the patient enough time so that the family isn't stressing out. BUT two hours seemed like it was going to take an eternity. I wanted to know that she was up and doing good.
I called my dad again in about an hour. She was sitting up and had some pain meds. Ellen found out the information for us. Good. Sitting up is good that means that she came out of the anesthesia . Yay! I felt relief then.