Oh that Goose bumps and fear on OT table

It was half past nine in the evening and doctors confirmed, “We have to run a C section for you, that’s a umbilical cord round the neck and it is risky enough to go for natural birth. Not jeopardizing it any more, we will have to go for it”. When it comes to situation at risk, we have no other option than agreeing to what doctors say. So we confirmed and early morning was planned.  I was asked to quit food and water from night itself in order to go for c section early morning.

Feelings when you get operated for the first time

Feelings are awkward when you are well conscious enough to know that you are going to get operated. It was hard for me to sleep for the whole night. I woke up early got ready in my pajamas to get operated. I was nervous and excited both at the same time as I was going to get operated and also welcome me new being on earth. We started for the hospital as per the time given by the doctors to us. Car started and we moved on. Early half past five and I could hear the lucky bells of the Aarti going on in the temples. I felt blessed and lucky to hear them will heading for something big.

Hospital staff was expecting us. We were showed our room wherein we kept our belongings. Every one of my family members was asked to sit outside the room as they started assisting me by checking my Blood pressure and all the necessary requirements. I was given my OT gown. I felt I was made ready for the halal. Doctors were ready in their gowns too and assistants were running to check all things were in place. I was shifted on the OT table and I was shocked to see the scissors and knives placed around me. Doctors and assistants by my side literary brought goose bumps on me. Anesthesia doctor who calmed me down was a real woman to help me get rid of my frustration and fear. She calmed me down. Big injections were like as if I was kind of a nonliving object. I could feel numbness in me and after few seconds I was as hard as rock. I needed assistance in even laying down. I was like out of my body. Anesthesia is something like magic. I was so shocked. Scissors and knives were running in and out of me and could not feel anything. I was like wow, is it really me being operated? I questioned. All I could hear in the OT was mumbles and talks of doctors when they were cutting open my layers. I was scared enough to look down me being operated.

Well, C section brings in less pain then compared to normal delivery as I had both of them but both of them have their own pros and cons. It takes time to recover from C section compared to that of normal delivery. Oh well, then came the crying sound. I was so excited to hear and I could not wait to ask doctor what was it? Doctor said, Oh well, wait a minute, baby is having good weight, let me tell you, Oh it is a boy? Are you happy? “. I thanked god for having a baby and brother for my little angel”. News went outside OT and my whole family was too happy to welcome little Shrey in this world.  We were a complete family now.

Well, Things are tough before they happen. Ones, they pass, it always comes back as memories that keep on bringing back fear you had and smiles back to you time and again.


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