Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Night Before Surgery

Tomorrow is the big day. By tomorrow night I will be pain free of torn meniscus and only handling superficial pain from surgery. I am so mixed with feelings and I don't know why. On one hand I am grateful that I can have this surgery at this time when medical technology is so apt and recovery will be a breeze; and yet, I am so fearful of what may go wrong while I am under anesthesia. I believe my age has much to do with these conflicted feelings. If I was thirty years younger, I would have less life experience and therefore fewer ideas to imagine in what could go wrong. On the other hand, I am an elder and therefore wise. I expect myself to think wisely, knowing the surgery is minor and the outcome will be stupendous. After all, I will be able to run...I love to run. I haven't ran in over a year and my weight gain is evidence of that. I will be able to cross my legs, walk steps without wincing, dance while listening to my iPod, and a boatload of other stuff (lucky Bob!!) Hi Bob! [sip] (that one is for Beth at Nutwood Junction-go ask her about it). I am believing what I feel tonight is normal, but I don't like the feeling. So there, I've said it! I don't like green eggs and ham!! Agh! Ok, ok...It's off my chest. Now I can go watch the Phillies slaughter the Dodgers and go to the World Series. Go Phillies!!

14 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I hope that your surgery is successful tomorrow. Technology has advanced to much that your surgery is now considered routine, no matter the age. I am confident that in a day or two, we will have an entry that says, I can not believe I was even worried about this :o)

Tracy said...

good luck tomm!!! hugs

Debbie said...

Karen, I hope you can get some rest tonight without worry over the surgery. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery.
Hugs
Debbie

Stuart said...

I hope all goes well

Jeanne said...

Good luck! I am willing to bet you will be up and running in no time! FINALLY!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

Alice said...

Just natural to be a bit anxious before something like this. I do wish you a successful healing :)....alice

Joyce said...

Saying a quick prayers that everything goes well.
Hugs, Joyce

The Uniboob Club said...

You are in my prayers sweetie. I just had this same surgery in July. You will be happy that you did it. In a while you will get back to running and that is what counts!

Beth said...

Karen, I don't blame you for being anxious, but I'm confident that all will be well. If you're feeling less than confident, let all of us give you a boost by sending you good vibes! You're going to be just fine, my dear.

Oh...and Hi Bob! (sip) ;)

Hugs, Beth

a corgi said...

I would imagine you are home by now recuperating from your surgery and that everything went well; I understand the feelings you had though prior to surgery

WTG to the Phillies; I'm a bit sad the Dodgers let it go, but the better team did win!

betty

Paula said...

Hope you will heal fast. Paula

Lucy said...

I hope you are doing really well by now and somewhat pain free.

Lucy said...

I am so glad everything went ok. I am writing this on the blog that you use nore of now. Will have to see if e-mail goes through.
Lucy

Donna said...

Helloooo!!!! Check in with your readers and let us know how you're doing!