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gardenia
07-20-2012, 08:06 PM
My operation is on Oct. 16th. I would loved to be able to go to the St Louis Basilica Christmas show on Dec. 15/16th. Does anyone know if I could sit for the 2 hours or so? I will take a cushion.

This will be such an uplift event. I went there today just to thank for some miracle thing that happened to me today (an issue that has nothing to do with surgery but it was very heavy on my chest). During the middle of my thanking, the organs can 'on'. Wow, it was something that I cannot describe. It envelopes you and one is just like a tiny insignificant cell in the middle of such a grandiour place.

Any opinions? If I buy the tickets (for my family and I) even if I cannot attend, it will be a donation.

Gardenia

PS - I wonder if there is anyone around in ST Louis that would be willing to meet next week for a quick tea/coffee chat etc. With enough direction, I can get there...

LindaRacine
07-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Hi...

I could not have come anywhere near being able to sit for 2 hours at 2 months postop. And, auditorium seats can sometimes be torturous. If you can get an end seat, and those in charge won't mind that you stand, you could potentially make it work.

Regards,
Linda

gardenia
07-21-2012, 02:39 AM
My husband would most likely have the same reaction. Maybe, I can get the cheap seats on the sides and if I have to strecth I could. Maybe stand up to the side. I could also be kneeling.

I might not be up to going so it could be a mute point, just a wonderful wish...

titaniumed
07-21-2012, 11:59 AM
Depends on the concert...
Beasty Boys, no way...(heavy bass can vibrate screws loose)
Spinal Tap, possibly...(deserves an attempt, only due to the great name)
Puppet show....not at any point in recovery.

Just kidding. he he

I was not able to go anywhere at 2 months...I was still in survival mode at that point. Walking 50-100 feet every hour during the day and trying to sleep which was also difficult.

At 4 months I jumped out of the nest and flapped my wings a bit. Like Linda mentioned, if you sit in the back off to the side, you can stand up every once in a while since sitting is difficult. You will become an ergonomics expert.

Recovery will be a slow process.
Ed

debbei
07-22-2012, 07:51 AM
My operation is on Oct. 16th. I would loved to be able to go to the St Louis Basilica Christmas show on Dec. 15/16th. Does anyone know if I could sit for the 2 hours or so? I will take a cushion.

This will be such an uplift event. I went there today just to thank for some miracle thing that happened to me today (an issue that has nothing to do with surgery but it was very heavy on my chest). During the middle of my thanking, the organs can 'on'. Wow, it was something that I cannot describe. It envelopes you and one is just like a tiny insignificant cell in the middle of such a grandiour place.

Any opinions? If I buy the tickets (for my family and I) even if I cannot attend, it will be a donation.

Gardenia

PS - I wonder if there is anyone around in ST Louis that would be willing to meet next week for a quick tea/coffee chat etc. With enough direction, I can get there...

My surgery was Oct 15th 2008. On Dec 15th, 2008 my family and I went to see the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes in NYC. I was able (with a pillow) to take the train from NJ to NY, ride the subway from the train station, and sit through a maybe 90 minute?? show. I used my pillow on the train, subway and show. And then we went for a nice lunch, rode the subway and train back. Yes, I remember popping a pain pill during our lunch, but I was just FINE. I was totally and utterly exhausted by the end of the day, but I did it and was so happy to be able to get out into the real world. As opposed to mall walking with my parents as I had been during recovery, LOL.

So, YES I think you can do it!

debbei
07-22-2012, 07:52 AM
And having these tickets will give you something to look forward to and inspire you to have a great recovery! Go for it!

gardenia
07-22-2012, 12:46 PM
I send out invites to my immediate family, my husband just ignored me (I am in St Louis and he is still back in Mexico). It is one of those things that after 30 years of being married to a man who makes sure there is a plan and will not jump into stuff etc will wait to see me to discuss in person.

But like the other said: have something to look after.

Maybe next year, unless politically christmas is cancelled.




Depends on the concert...
Beasty Boys, no way...(heavy bass can vibrate screws loose)
Spinal Tap, possibly...(deserves an attempt, only due to the great name)
Puppet show....not at any point in recovery.

Just kidding. he he

I was not able to go anywhere at 2 months...I was still in survival mode at that point. Walking 50-100 feet every hour during the day and trying to sleep which was also difficult.

At 4 months I jumped out of the nest and flapped my wings a bit. Like Linda mentioned, if you sit in the back off to the side, you can stand up every once in a while since sitting is difficult. You will become an ergonomics expert.

Recovery will be a slow process.
Ed