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
Love Di ♥