Saturday, August 13, 2011

" Two Days Left ! "

Hi everyone ! I'm thinking that this will be my last post before my surgery Tuesday. My husband made it home Friday for his vacation. 
We've gotten the house almost completely ready for when I return home from the hospital.
If you are new here, I am going to have both of my knees replaced on Tuesday August 16th. I'm very excited about the surgery, well I should say, excited about eventually having my life back again.

The past few days I have found myself feeling more anxiety about the surgery but I suppose that's to be expected as it is a pretty major thing to go through. I feel very prepared mentally and physically for it.

So I am packed and ready to go. There is something very important that I want to say to you all. Realistically I don't know how I will feel after the surgery. I've been told by my doctor that he hopes to have me home by Friday the same week. 

I want to try and post about how things are going. And I will try to do that but I don't know if I'll be able to visit everyone for awhile and I hope that you all understand. I am also looking forward to lots of encouragement from all of you. I know how much that will help.

I know that I have a lot of work ahead of me and most likely a lot of pain but really we are all different in how we feel, hurt and heal. So I am hoping and praying for a really good outcome.

Those of you who know me well can understand how contented I feel right now as I cleaned my entire house today. Well the downstairs at least. It helped to keep my mind focused and just having my house in order calms me!!

Tomorrow my kids and grandchildren are all coming to visit before the surgery. Monday I am going to try as hard as I can to relax. I think that Monday is going to be a long day for me!!!

I have to be at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. It takes about two hours of prep so the surgery should be around 8:00a.m.
They say it should take anywhere between 3 to 4 hours and then about two hours in recovery. A long day. Most of which I probably won't remember.

My husband Jake says he won't leave the hospital that day so it's going to be a long day of waiting for him as well. I told him to bring my computer and some movies, he said he would.

So that's it I guess. I could go on and on but I'm pretty tired this evening. Oh and I went to Wal-Mart today. The last time on bum knees I hope!!

I will try to visit everyone as soon as I am able. I hate missing all that's going on with everyone. I will be visiting this weekend and just so you all know, I will be thinking of you. 

All my Love and Prayers
to You!!
Love Di ♥

19 comments:

Garnetrose said...

Just concentrate on getting better. It will be rough but you will do just fine. Take care. God bless and visit when you can.

Sharon said...

Hey, Di! You are going to do just fine and just remember to do everything the doctor says to do and you will be dancing in no time at all. I feel for you, about the pain, but this is one time that no pain no gain will be the words of the day. You have a great surgeon and a wonderful husband, perfect prescription for healing!
You've got my best!

XXX

Lois Evensen said...

I'm sure it will all go well. I just know it will. You know you're in our prayers and we will miss you while you're gone. We'll be happy to see you when you get back. :)))

Great big hugs,
Lois

Wanda..... said...

Wishing you joy tomorrow while visiting with family, total relaxation of Monday, smooth sailing through surgery Tuesday and as comfortable as possible recuperation. I'm an early riser too, so will be thinking positive thoughts for you, Di!
♥ Wanda

Teacher's Pet said...

You know that I am thinking of you and look forward to hearing about your new knees....my bionic friend. I am sooo happy for you!! I'm glad that Jake is home and that you will spend time with your family the remainder of the weekend. Rest and take care of yourself, Di. Hugs and love to you.
J.

Teacher's Pet said...

You know that I am thinking of you and look forward to hearing about your new knees....my bionic friend. I am sooo happy for you!! I'm glad that Jake is home and that you will spend time with your family the remainder of the weekend. Rest and take care of yourself, Di. Hugs and love to you.
J.

Rob-bear said...

I hope the surgery goes well, Diane. And don't let them leave you in pain post-surgery. There are lots of good meds that can cut the pain down to size.
Looking forward to seeing you again when you are ready.
Blessings and Bear hugs from Canada.

Rebecca said...

What Wanda said. That's what I was going to say and she beat me to it! :)
I'm looking for you address. If I don't find it (I THINK I had it once) you won't get a card from me unless you email me at gatesmc@juno.com.

Know you are in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow, Tuesday and until you're back up and into training for a 5K (is that the name of a race?).

Maria said...

Hi Diana!
Many good wishes coming your way for your surgery on Tuesday ~
You will be in good hands,
the doctor's
your family
friends
and most importantly,
God's!
I will keep you in my prayers, Diana~
Blessings to you always,
Maria

Anvilcloud said...

Wow! This came quicker than I expected. I hope that both the procedure and the recovery go well. Hopefully, you will back home and not feeling too much discomfort by next weekend.

Tamara said...

Love, hugs and prayers for you Di! Of course your anxious - but you've done all the prep work.
Love you - mean it!

Gail said...

HI DIANA -I am sending you lots of prayers and good healing energy. I will be with you all day Tuesday in my heart and spirit. I smiled when I read how your family will visit to wish you well and of course, that Jake will be with you all day. You are blessed. I will pray too for the doctors and the nurses attending to you. Be well my friend.
Love Gail
peace.....

Barb said...

Dear Di,
I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday morning. I know all will go well. Try deep breathing to keep yourself calm. You will be in good hands. Focus on those new knees!

quieten said...

di,
I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers now, on Tuesday and in the days to come. I know you will do fine and we will be hearing from you very soon.
The Drs are very good with pain management these days so I think you'll do better than you think.
I had to laugh when I read that you were housecleaning....it is sooo you!
Love to you and yours - can't wait to hear this is all behind you and you are on the mend!
Love ya!

Sandi said...

Di, you sound super positive and ready! Good for you. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family on Sunday. Really pamper yourself on Monday . . . go to lunch with a friend, take a walk (if not too painful) or a drive, shop for comfy physical therapy clothes :), do things you want to do. Save reading for later, as you'll have plenty of time for that. :)
I will be praying for you on Tuesday, and every day, for a quick recovery.
Keep positive thoughts!

Bonny said...

My prayers are with you my friends for a speedy recovery with minimal pain. Will be here to cheer you on. <3

Erik's RV Blog said...

Diana,

Good luck! I hope everything goes well and I hope the recovery goes very quickly. :)


Erik

3Drake said...

Good luck tomorrow. I will have you in my prayers. Let us know how you are when you can.

jules said...

Thinking of you today....