Just a quick note to say I had the one-month post-op checkup with my PCP this morning and she is VERY pleased with my progress! Apart from a few twinges now and then I am now pain-free, and look and sound healthy. She was also admiring the handiwork on my incisions and how well my hair was handled to be able to cover them. The only real after-effect I still have is that I get tired very easily, and often take a nap or two during the day.
We talked about my returning to work and agreed on a program of easing slowly back into regular activities. Next week I am good to return to the tax office for up to six hours and to accompanying choir rehearsals on Thursday nights. Hours will gradually increase until things are back to more-or-less normal in about a month. At this point it looks like I will have three more Sunday mornings off before returning to leading music at Carnegie Presby on a regular basis. And by Thanksgiving I should be good to resume teaching computer classes.
In a sense one more month off seems like a long time but in another sense it seems like a really short time!! I have a lot to do before mid-Nov: get the car repaired, get Christmas shopping done, plan the rest of the ’12-’13 choir season, and more. Taking this time off has really highlighted how nuts my life has been, and how much I need to slow down, focus on my calling, and let other things go.
Continued thanks to all for your cards, phone calls, and most of all your prayers, without which I would most likely not be sitting here typing to you tonight!