Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pre-op Bop.


(Gratuitous shot of Ellie bringing me "Bunny" to say that everything will be just fine.)

I spent my entire morning bouncing from doctor's office to hospital — it is finally pre-op time. I wrote here about my very icky sinus condition, and I've finally taken the plunge to get the surgery.

I've been putting it off because of the cost of it. Well, I tell myself that, but secretly I've been putting it off because I'm scared to death of having these procedures done. And after the umpteenth signature they had me pen that basically signed my life away (including one that actually was a do-you-want-to-be-an-organ-donor application) I started having heart palpitations and almost bailed.

But my surgeon tells me that there is an 80% chance that after all of this I won't have migraines or sinus headaches. And there's a 90% chance that I won't have recurring sinus infections. And I'm a big fan of math, and that math sounds really good to me. I'm banking on it 100%. Yes, it's time to be positive. (Anyone know of anyone else who's had this done?)

Most importantly, in the big scheme of things, this is really very teeny tiny. Truly, a minor blip on the radar. And I can't wait to get on to focusing on those bigger things and getting back to the person I used to be.

Bouncing back. That'll be my motto.

5 comments:

Caroline said...

I am just getting into this blogging thing and thought yours would be a great one to read...
Good luck with the surgery- all will be better once it is over.
C

Dawn Gahan said...

You will be in my prayers, girlie. What day is the surgery?

Debbie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alison said...

my best friend AND her sister both had their deviated septum operated on because of sinus infections they couldn't get rid of, and both are beautiful functioning humans today (with all of their organs). my bff even had to have her nose broken or something of that extent. all i remember is her in "nose tampons" and putting on a puppet show for her at the end of her bed about the gossip that was going on at school (um, yes, this is the kind of teen i was).

i'm sure you will recover at lightning speed. take advantage of people waiting on you- my advice is to get a bell.

xxx and ooo

mom/ninny said...

Remember to resurrect Curly! He is a constant & will wrap you in love & support from you know who.....xoxo