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March 28th, 2007 at 12:56 am

Sigh. Well, I had my little outpatient procedure today and darn it all but I am going to have to have another surgery. I am so not a happy camper. I guess I can count myself as fortunate it will be a minimally invasive operation instead of the gut you like a fish kind the docs seem so prone to want to do with me. But still no sign of tumors of any kind, so I rejoice in that fact. It will be done inhouse in the office which has two surgery rooms, I will be knocked out, but it won't cost as much as going to hospital or the surgery center. So again, I will count myself as fortunate

It'll knock me down for about a week, but he said after 24 hours I can resume light duties or whatever. I assume that means dishes and laundry but I will do my best to make sure that is all out of the way ahead of time. And I may be unfrugal and just spring for microwave save paper plates and bowls, some plasticware and a bunch of napkins or paper towels to get through the week with. Maybe make up some dinners ahead of time for the freezer, or really be unfrugal and just stock up on Marie Calendar TV dinners.

I'm waiting to see what dates are available. If I can get it done on the 13th or 15th, I'll do it before I go to Disneyland so I'll have 2 full weeks to recover. If not, than I will wait until I come back and do it second week of May.

I will try hard to keep a positive spin on this, but I so hate having surgery. And I'm a bit annoyed at my body for being so useless at times. But it could be so much worse, it really could, has been in the past, this is just a minor repair jobby.

I guess DH's promotion and accompanying raise will have gone into effect just in time to pay for this when we are billed. Another thing I can feel fortunate about. Never having to put a surgery on a credit card again. That is something I wouldn't have been able to say a year ago. But I can say it now.

4 Responses to “More Doctor Stuff”

  1. jodi Says:
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    Kudos to you for finding the positive spin on an unfortunate situation. Wishing you a speedy recovery and may this be the last of the surgeries for you! Your ability to always see the best in everything is very inspiring.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:
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    Thanks, Jodi. I guess I figure there's no point in going around in a sulk making everyone and myself miserable, its just another hurtle to get through. God's kept me safe and alive up to this point, so I figure He'll continue, unless I hear otherwise. LOL

  3. Homebody Says:
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    You might want to wait until after your trip if you are feeling okay, you may be more tired than you think even with two weeks to recover. What fun Disneyland! Your kids are the perfect age.

    I have been three times, the first time the girls were 2, 8 and 10, then 7, 13 and 15, the last time in the spring of 1999, it was just with the two younger ones who were 18 and 12. The 18 year old was in a cheerleading competition. My oldest was off at college.

    DH and I swore we wouldn't go back until we had grandchildren to take. None so far...

  4. LuckyRobin Says:
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    Actually, I'm not taking the kids. Or DH. Its just going to me and a friend of mine from Texas who has the same disease I do. We are going to Disney for a few days before the convention in Ontario for our disease. So I won't be dragging anyone but me around. We took the kids when they were almost 5 and 8 and we will probably look at going in 2008 or 2009 as a family again. Depends on how much debt we get paid off and whether or not our cars survive that long.

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