And I’m a bit nervous. I know just enough about my neck surgery to think (and think and think) about the possible complications.”Awful-izing,” my husband calls it.
And then, of course, some good friends filled me in about their own surgeries and how terrible they felt for a couple of weeks afterward. Thanks, guys!
I would have much preferred to hear half-truths: “Piece of cake. Hardly even needed painkillers. All that stuff you hear about complications? Don’t believe it. Not gonna happen.”
I had my pre-op appointment with the surgeon the other day. He says I’ll feel like I have strep throat and whiplash for a couple of weeks.
He keeps his face thoroughly composed even when he says, “The only thing you have to be careful about while you’re recovering is falling. Oh, and choking.
Do you ever have some big thing that you’re dreading, and as you get closer to D-day, you start this count-down thing?
Like: “in seventy-two hours, at @ 4:30 PM, this will be over.”
And the next day you think: “in 48 hours, at @ 5 PM, I’ll be in recovery.”
And now, Monday, Nov. 28th, at @ 2:45, I’m declaring: “in 24 hours, I’ll be right in the middle of surgery.”
And the Lord will be right there, too. Even though I won’t hear Him or feel Him.
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV Bible)
If you happen to remember me at 11:30 AM Tuesday morning on Nov. 29th, pray for me!