Sunday, January 29, 2012

Good Riddance

I wouldn't say I'm fine with my upcoming surgery, but I'm about ready to have this "alien blob" (that is what it is referred to in the book, Punk Wig) taken out of me. I've mentioned before that it feels like it's growing by the minute. Of course, that is not really the case, but it will be nice to have it G-O-N-E!

That being said, I've never really had to stay in the hospital for any length of time. I've had things like wisdom teeth pulled and other small procedures done, but I have never stayed in the hospital overnight as a patient (no not even to give birth...for those of you who are not aware, my beautiful blessings became ours through adoption). And worst of all, my surgery is not until late afternoon on Tuesday and I can't eat or drink anything after midnight on Monday. Oh joy to that...we'll be having a feast and a gallon of water at 11:45 if anyone wants to join us. So, I'm just a tad nervous about the ENTIRE experience. I'll be glad when it has all passed and Wednesday has arrived.

Now that the whining is complete, I intend to come through this surgery with flying colors and get back to a "new" normal sometime in the very near future. I'm not one to sit around and do nothing, so I'm hoping that won't be the case for very long.

My list of things to do to have an A+ surgery experience (not necessarily by order of importance):

-Reiki at 4pm the night before
-Upload meditation and relaxation music to my phone
-Eat a full meal just prior to midnight the day before my surgery
-Feel all the love and prayers surrounding me on that day
-Good night sleep
-Think of my family
-Be confident that all will be fine
-Positive thoughts, positive thoughts, positive thoughts

Can anyone think of anything else I'm missing?

I'm not sure that I can really ever prepare myself completely for surgery, but at this point, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I'm certainly ready to say "good riddance" to the alien blob!

"Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control."
Richard Kline

Just because I don't like to post without pictures, here is a picture of my two memere's from E's birthday celebration...Oh so cute!


Shannon said...

Tough is your middle name..XO

island girl said...

Ohhhh, what will you feast on?! Sending good thoughts, vibes, and prayers your way for tomorrow!