I don’t intend to do a day by day countdown to my surgery, but today is 8 days until the big day! I’m feeling pretty calm in spite of myself. I’m not really worried about the surgery. I feel very confident in my doctor and everything I’ve seen of the Rothman Institute is amazing.
I suppose the thing making me most anxious is having as much as possible taken care of around here before I go. Also I keep going back and forth about what I have to pack up and take with me. Of course, if I forget anything, Ralph only has to travel 3 blocks to get me something. The trick will be trying to tell him where to find something. That’s why I want to have as many things with me that I think I might need.
As Gail, said, “Hey, I have a washer and dryer. Just bring enough underwear for a few days and we’ll do a load!” I’m sure everything will work out and I know I’ll be in good hands. Ralph will be close by and visiting several times a day. Gail and I will have a good time, just having the chance to spend the time together. As Ralph said to his sister yesterday, it will be like a giant sleepover. I think it will.
I still need to make some lists and I think that will be my project for today. Just so I know what I’m doing. Over the past few months, I have become a big fan of lists thanks to my friend Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. I’ve got a couple started, but they need more work.
I won’t have to worry about food while I’m at Gail’s we’re both on Weight Watchers, she’s almost reached 90 pounds lost and we’re both vegetarians so we can have a great time. Also there will be lots of coffee drinking. She only has a small coffee maker so I’ll be taking my big one over for my time there so that we can drink coffee to our hearts content!
I suppose I should stop chatting here and get to work. I’ve got a load of laundry in the washer that should be about finished. Now I get to make my very Slow way down to the basement to switch it to the dryer. Lots of fun. I won’t mind when I can walk down the steps like a real person again. Even laundry will be a pleasure, just so that I can get down the steps.
Lots to do, so I’m on my way.