We took the train from Songtan to Suwon, and then hopped in a cab to get to the hospital.
Once the surgeon saw me, he knew immediately that I needed surgery ASAP in order to try to save my nerves and regain as much sensation as possible. He showed us pictures of the procedure I needed on Power Point and started explaining how the process would work.
I would immediately start lab work and prep for surgery. I would stay over night, have surgery in the morning, and MAYBE be discharged Thursday. I FLIPPED OUT. This was an outpatient procedure in my mind. Now, all I could think about was, HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST?! We explained to the doctor that we needed financial information before we could make a decision. I also continued to say I refused to stay over night! The doctor didn't care about our concerns; he laughed at us and said we had 10 minutes to make a decision.
I hung up and grumpy gills translator came with an estimate...
They drew my blood. Hooked me to 10 electrodes and recorded some kind of info. And lots of other little things. They gave me a room, without a roommate (yay!) and got me some sexy hospital clothes to wear.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us in ANY WAY. Thank you to Jessica for driving me to my appointment this morning and watching Rooney tonight. Thank you to Sharon for letting us borrow the car! Thank you to anyone who has given us info, prayed, or reached out. And thank you to Drew for being here with me every step of the way. You all rock.