Saturday, January 18, 2014

Preparing for Surgery

I am feeling a bit over-whelmed right now. I'm trying to get ready for my up-coming surgery and figuring out what I'll need to take. Part of my concern is that I was supposed to get my packet from the doctor last week and I've yet to receive it. I will be going by the office on Monday to pick it up. I know I have some prep work I have to do on my knees and I'm a bit concerned that we're down to the last week and I have no idea what I need to do yet.

I'm writing a list of what I think I'll need. I'm planning that I will be gone for 2 weeks and, if not, it will just be a pleasant surprise. I'm much better if I prepare for a longer time away than to find out I will be even longer away than I thought. I'm very blessed by the fact that the hospital and rehab hospital are no more than 15 minutes from my home so, if I do need something, it won't be a huge deal for someone to go home and get it. This is a huge blessing!

I have been working on something to take with me and I'll share pictures with you in the next few days. I'm trying to make sure I have things that will encourage me there. I'm getting my iPod ready with songs that will comfort me. These include all the Fernando Ortega music, 10,000 Reasons, as well as my favorite jazz music by Diana Krall and my favorite standards by Jo Stafford. Music is such a powerful thing for me and I know that having my favorites will just help me so much. 

I had a wonderful coffee date with a dear friend last week. I hadn't seen her for awhile so that was so fun. I'm also going to make sure I get together with another dear friend this upcoming week before my surgery. It's just a good thing to make time for these little fun times in the midst of all the craziness of preparing for this surgery. It's good to laugh and share.

I hope your Sunday is blessed!

Julie

1 comment:

  1. I think that is very smart of you to get that packet tomorrow! I am praying for you. ♥

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