Daily Archives: July 21, 2008

See You on the Other Side

I was going to write a really long entry today and here it is, way past my bedtime already!  How did the day go so quickly?!

Well, I’m setting the alarm for 3:50 am (ack!) since we have to be at the hospital — ready to check in — at 5:45 am.  We’re leaving early since we’ve never been there before and don’t want to be late.  Surgery is scheduled for 8 am and I have no idea how long it’s supposed to take.  The kids are gone..sniff, sniff…Paige is at my mom’s and Eric is over at a friend’s.

I had one episode of panic right before I started making dinner — I started crying and blubbering on Dave’s shoulder.  Then I pulled myself together and I’ve been pretty calm about it the rest of the night…I really have not been thinking about it much.  Dave went out to get money for the tolls for tomorrow’s drive and he came back with 4 really, really sweet cards — one from the whole family, one from him, one from the kids, and one from all our animals.  😀

I have a big aversion to having my picture taken at this point in my life.  I still expect myself to look like I did in my 20s and early 30s and let’s just say that’s not the case anymore.  🙂  (Those of you that have seen my Hearing Journey avatar…that’s from 2000.  Eight years ago.  I only wish I still looked like that!)

BUT…I might try to get over that and post pictures of my head bra.  We’ll see.  I mean, nobody expects me to look good right after surgery anyway, right?  I can only go uphill from there!  ha ha

All day long I’ve been doing the “this time tomorrow” thing….at 8 am, when I woke up, it was “This time tomorrow I’ll be in surgery.”  At 8 pm, “in 12 hours I’ll be in surgery” and…”Hopefully at this time tomorrow I’ll be home and it will be overwith!”

Now it feels like I’m almost at the top of the roller coaster…once I upload this post, I’ll shut off the computer and go to bed.  I’ll wake up and the 40 minutes will fly by as I get dressed and make sure we haven’t forgotten anything before we hit the road.  Once we get to the hospital (it’s about 45 minutes away) I won’t even have time to think about things.  So here we go.

The next time I post, I’ll be bionic.  Whoo!!

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