View Full Version : I have a surgery date...Aug 1st! so far away?!

01-18-2006, 05:35 PM
I have a date circled on the calendar!!! I feel better, I think?? I originally thought August was too close for me & now that the date is set it seems like a world away. Now I have to WAIT & not think about this! Of course I set it up that way so I'll have the most help from my sisters. My husband will take vacation time(what a vacation!) Now I'm hoping I can keep busy enough to keep it out of my thoughts--yeah right! My back aches keep reminding me! Lynne

01-18-2006, 07:03 PM
Hi Lynne...

Congratulations on getting a date. It will be here before you know it.

While I think it's a good idea to have someone with you while you're in the hospital (most hospitals have fairly inadequate nursing care), you'll find that having someone with you for at least a few weeks when you return home is of more value.


01-18-2006, 07:12 PM
Yay! Time will fly by! I got my date mid-November and time just flew after that. Only a little bit more to go now. :)

01-18-2006, 07:21 PM
thks Linda,
I think it will work well having my sister with my boys the first week, allowing my husband to come visit me alone. Perhaps by the second week my boys can come & visit if I don't look to scary....My husband will use his time off when I'm home.

01-19-2006, 11:02 AM

Well done on getting your date. I'm sure the time will pass pretty quick for you - it seems to have gone quite quick for me and the waiting list here in the UK is 18 months!

Plan a nice trip somewhere and use the time to get yourself fit and healthy for the op so that you can recover quicker.

Take care!

01-19-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm glad for you! I had to wait from May until November for my surgery, and it did seem like a long time to wait. However, it got here before I knew it and there it was! This will give you time to do everything you need to get ready.

By the way, if you like to bake, make sure everything is not too high or too low. And make sure your pans are not too heavy to begin with. :)

You'll do fine! Linda

01-20-2006, 04:56 AM
thks, Linda,
One of the thgs I'll miss the most is cooking/baking after surgery. I've been thking how I could do thgs. Possibly I won't feel in the mood to fine/dine anyhow! I pretty much test out new recipes a couple times a week. I have some of my stuff in some coffee shops(baked goods). A week ago when I decided on the surgery, I also decided to call around to my local hospitals/rehab centers & see if they could use me as a personal shopper/chef. two said they could! Helping out will keep my mind of my stuff!