Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Have a Date For Surgery!

Finally, I have a date for surgery! I knew it was coming yesterday, because while I was at the pool, Ray took a message from the surgeons office for me to call them back. Unfortunately, when I called back, the scheduler had gone home sick, so I had to wait for her to call back today. You can imagine how antsy I have been with anticipation! I didn't dare tell anyone that I might be getting my surgery date today, in case she was still sick today.

This morning I was awoken by the phone ringing. It was better than caffeine for giving me instant alertness. I was told that my surgery would be scheduled for November 16th. I asked if there was a cancellation list and if I can be on it. She said there is, and she will add me to it. This means if anyone cancels before that date, I could be contacted to have my surgery even earlier. Since I am not working, I don't have to be concerned with requesting in advance for time off. I can be ready anytime!

Now I will wait for the packet to arrive from their office with my pre-op instructions and a lab request for blood work to be completed approximately one month before the surgery. I will also start acquiring the protein shakes and other accoutrement that will be needed for the 2 weeks of pre-op prep and post-op lifestyle.

I am so excited. It all feels so real now. It's not just a dream anymore. My life is about to change in such a drastic way. I just want to be healthy and regain my independence. I have had drastic changes before, but they were out of my hands. This time, I am orchestrating the change in my life. I am taking charge.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Congratulations Bev! I hope this will be a fabulous new beginning in your life and you heal quickly.

Wenchfaery said...

That is FABULOUS, Bev! Congrats on getting a date set! :)

Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you! Take good care of yourself and stock up on knitting supplies. I fear you don't have enough to keep you busy during recovery (tee hee.)

Amanda Ann said...

This is such wonderful news Bev. I am so happy for you!!

donna said...

That's wonderful news! Fingers crossed here for an earlier date for you-I know you are so anxious to have this surgery.

NotAMeanGirl said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for you Bev!!!! I have it on my calendar and I'll be praying and thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Beverly!! Michelle and I are tickled to death the date is arrivig for your operation you've been looking for for so long, Congrats.!!!! We're praying for your rapid recovery and bright future as a new you,ha,ha,ha. We hope you will STILL speak to us,LOL!!! We Love Ya,Paul, a.k.a."Kulloo" & Michelle.

Fab Kate said...

Congrats on getting the date. This is wonderful!

And soon you'll be on the path to a healthier, more slender you!

Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you. whoopee!

Leslie said...

Wonderful! I'll be praying for you to have any easy recovery and looking forward to your telling us all about it.

Sapphiyre said...

Oh Bev! That is such awesome news! Looking forward to hearing all about it.