Major accomplishment on the climb, today! I've been scheduled for surgery on Friday!
I called the clinic in the a.m. to ask if the blood work reports were faxed to surgeon's office; they were sent, I was told. Then, I called the surgeon's office to check if they received the blood test reports. Yes, they did, they said, and they had the X-ray reports. The nurse said she will see if there was an opening for surgery on Friday and call me back. She called back an hour later, saying there was an opening and I've been scheduled for surgery this Friday! I feel like I stepped on the escalator for the rest of that flight of steps!
I need to call the surgeon's office, tomorrow, to confirm the appointment, but that's just a protocol.
I called daughter to give her the news; she was able to book a flight (unfortunately, she has to pay full price, but that can't be helped); she'll come home tomorrow night.
I've spent the day running errands and making preparations. I went to the bank during my morning break. Paid the water bill and picked up my asthma inhaler from the pharmacy during my lunch break. Then, I took the afternoon off from work and to the attorney's office to sign documents (revised last will, durable power of attorney, access to medical records, etc. so daughter has everything she'll need, if anything happens).
Stopped at the Sri Lankan store on the way back to buy a few special treats - tastes of home.
Then, went to the auto club to pay my auto insurance renewal, even though I haven't received the bill yet! I just wanted to get that out of the way, just in case it comes in when I am not feeling quite up to par. It's one less thing to think about. Then, put gas to the car. Stopped at the pet store and picked up a bucket of cat litter sand. And finally, did a bit of grocery shopping - some beef steak and green beans to cook and keep for daughter; some whole wheat rolls, and fruits - cantaloupe, oranges, grapes, and bananas. One of my friends prepared a plate of food for me, yesterday, and there's leftovers from that, as well.
Looking back from this vantage point, I see that the timing of the surgery worked out very well; there was enough time to attend to most of the important items on my pre-op to do list! When the time is right, everything falls into place.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Having the surgery scheduled
- Getting all the paperwork done and in place (legal, financial, medical, etc.)
- Daughter is able to attend
- A friend has volunteered to drive daughter and me to the hospital and back
- Prayers and good wishes
How was your day, today?
That's great! So happy you were able to get your surgery scheduled. I'll be thinking of youReplyDelete
Jess, thank you!Delete
I don't want to get on too big a rant Bless but the lack of communication and organization in these medical offices is unacceptable. We see it here too. The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. Sadly our largest clinic is so management heavy it leaves the people working there with their hands tied. DH was a said clinic and they wanted him to use a kiosk to check in. It gave an error and told him to check in at the desk so he went to the desk and told her what the error was and she said he had to check in at the kiosk. They are becoming robots with a script and no common sense. I walked each step with you though and will continue to do so. FrugalReplyDelete
Frugal, thank you for walking with me. The way things are being done is needlessly aggravating, especially when one is ill or worried about one's health situation. It adds to the anxiety and stress. But, it is what it is and I guess we just have to deal with it.Delete
Hi Bless! I am so glad to read the progress being made on your journey to health. I want you to know that you are covered in prayers and love and you will be in my every thought and prayer on Friday, as well as through your time of recovery. I am so happy that your precious daughter could be with you on Friday. Please let us know how you are doing when you are able to. Much love and many hugs to you, my friend! XOXOReplyDelete
Dawn, thank you! Yes, I'll post an update as soon as I can. Hope all is well with you.Delete
Bless, you must be pleased that things have moved fast now and that you have your surgery scheduled. I will be praying for you and also for little Bless. I had another thought this morning. I found myself visualizing you being helped up the mountain by two people, each holding you by the nearest arm and with their other hand, holding your hand on that same arm. (I should be drawing it!) Others, of course, were also with you. You have people of different faiths all praying for you, all willing to help you up, and God who watches over all, listening to their prayers. ((((Hugs)))) Bushlady.ReplyDelete
I posted my reply to your comment as a separate comment, instead of a reply! Oops!Delete
Please know that you're in my heart, thoughts and prayers! Through it all your focus and determination are so amazing. Please let daughter know we're sending good thoughta her way as well. :)ReplyDelete
Carolyn, thank you! I'll tell daughter - right now, she's cooling her heels at the airport, because her flight has been delayed by over 2 hours!Delete
Hi Bless! I sent a message earlier but dont see it posted. Just want you ro know you and daughter are in my heart, thoughts and prayers! (((Hugs)))ReplyDelete
Carolyn, sorry, I just posted it. Just a bit behind with reading through and posting comments, tonight. Thank you for taking the time to comment again. Means a lot to me.Delete
Bushlady, love your visualizations! I do have people of different faiths, all praying for me (or thinking good thoughts, as the case may be)! How special is that? I feel so blessed!ReplyDelete