The surgery date is set: Sept 17, with pre-op tests to be run on Sept 4.
For co-workers and others who need to know my calendar: I am allowing two months for recovery post-surgery, which means you can plan on me being back to normal schedule by November 17. I expect I will be back to work part time before then but not at regular schedule.
I really need to stress to everyone: please do not plan on my participation in anything until mid-November. And don’t save stuff up and toss it in my direction during Advent either. 😉
I’ve known this was coming for awhile but it still hits hard. Now we move from theory to reality, from the feeling of temporary reprieve to the return of the stomach-butterflies.
On the other hand it’s still a month off, and a month is waaaay too long to suffer with a case of butterflies. It’s good to have things to work on.
I’m glad I’ll be able to finish out the toughest part of the tax season down at the boro building before taking a leave of absence. I’m glad Neil and I will be able to observe another anniversary while I’m still feeling well. I also have a choir season to plan – at least the part of the season that I’ll be able to lead, which includes the best parts: Christmas and Easter! And I have reading to do to keep the chops in shape to finish seminary next year.
And I have already started a “To Do While Recovering” list: stuff I can do from home, on the computer, or while resting, to keep from getting bored and antsy during recovery. This includes Christmas shopping: family members, time to start thinking about your wish-lists!
And I have two dates to look forward to: Dan and Mindy’s wedding, which I (sadly) won’t be able to play but I hope to be recovered enough to attend; and tickets for Mahler’s Symphony#2 in mid-October. These will keep me motivated to look past Sept 17, follow orders, and REST.
Well, there we are.
I think I’m gonna go call the health coach.