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Surgery Scheduled

January 17th, 2019 at 07:11 pm

I heard back from the scheduler and DD's surgery has now been scheduled for February 7th. I didn't think we'd get in this soon, but I am glad we did. There is also a pre-op appointment on the 30th of January and I post-op appointment on the 22nd of February. So that will mean 3 trips to Seattle in 4 weeks. Ugh. But it will be worth it. I have to double our gas budget for that. We usually spend about $100 a month on gas, but I'll budget $200. That means not contributing to the computer replacement fund this month, but no one needs a new computer at the moment, so no biggie.

DH will have to take 3 days off work. He can work 4 10 hour days instead of 5 8 hour days, though. Or he can take some paid vacation time. It's not like we can afford to go on a vacation and we can't leave the rabbits even if we could, and they don't just allow him to work and take the vacation money, so the money and time off might as well be used for something like this.

I wish I could do the drive on my own, but my RA starts acting up after about 30 minutes of non-stop driving and I start to worry about my reflexes on longer trips, especially on a freeway I am not used to driving on with a much higher traffic volume and inhabitants that think turn signals are optional for lane changes. I avoid driving on the freeway most of the time even in my own city because I just don't like it.

I am hoping we will get an estimate on how much the surgery will cost. I am sure we will have to put down a down payment, too. That seems to be the way it goes these days. But we have $5K in the bank for this so we should be fine. Our portion should be less than that. But honestly, as much as I hate being debt, this is a surgery we would go into debt for, and I don't say that lightly.

6 Responses to “Surgery Scheduled”

  1. mumof2 Says:

    so glad that the surgery is so soon...will be worth the 3 trips in the long run...hope isn't to expensive...may your DD get a lot of relief and start getting back to a "normal" life

  2. Creditcardfree Says:

    Praying for your daughter's healing.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so happy for you! Wishing you the best of luck with your travels and the surgery.

  4. alliecat79 Says:

    Good vibes for your family and your daughter! I hope she gets some much needed relief.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I'm glad the surgery is scheduled for soon. Prayers and good wishes being sent your way.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    This is good news!

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