By Nancy Noble
Mark and I went to a pre-surgical meeting Tuesday. I had to have blood drawn, see the nurse and doctor, have an EKG and a chest X-ray. We met with the nurse and another transplant patient and went over all things related to the surgery and post surgery. It was quite intense! Mark and I were feeling a bit overwhelmed. I went home and read it all over again and felt better about it.
Next, I went for a walk in the sunny, cold weather to clear my head a bit. I think my daughter is more anxious than she is letting on and so we talked and I tried to ease her fears. I said, “Just think, I won’t be home for four days bugging you about your homework!” That got a smile out of her.
After the surgery, I’m not allowed to go anywhere except my doctor appointments for at least a month and maybe two, and I will need to wear a mask. There goes my husband’s birthday, my brother-in-law’s birthday and Easter. I guess Mark will have to cook me a nice Easter brunch or there is always Einstein bagels and coffee!
Fortunately, the nurse said I can go for walks I just need to stay away from malls, stores, restaurants and church.
Michelle and I were planning to go to Nordstrom on Saturday for a spa day, a pre-surgery treat, but she came down with a head cold and we thought it was best to cancel.
Stay tuned for my next post as we near our big day.