Thursday, November 15, 2007


Hi everyone,
As of this writing, I will be in the hospital in 24 hours! Yikes. I'm doing okay, though, considering. Yesterday, I began to feel afraid while I was in the shower. Then, I employed the techniques given to me by Linda Gelbrecht, and which had been reinforced by my counselor on Tuesday. It involves deep breathing and imagining relaxing scenes. And, it helped. I didn't feel anxious or even tense the whole rest of the day. So, you can bet that I will employ that throughout my day today.

Other than that, there's nothing new to report. Now, I'm just looking forward to getting this thing over with. I also want to thank everyone again for bringing jokes, for your humor, and for all the gifts that I've received! And, oh yeah, for volunteering to deliver dinner! At the moment, dinners will be delivered from Nov 18 to Dec 8 . . . it looks like I'll be gaining weight after surgery! So far, I know that on Nov 18, Sunil will bring over a chicken curry dish, and they hope to make nan - which I love! And, Court said that he's planning to bring his broasted salmon on Nov 20. Lucky me!! So, thank you all again!


dave/judy said...

Hi Dee- you know all our prayers are with you and we know you have nothing to be worried about after tomorrow except what size you really want to be. (Too bad they can't just let you control the inflator for whatever the occasion)Just relax (it really is easy after sedation) and let the healing work. think of it as an opportunity to catch up on daytime tv for a few days. btw - that salmon dish sounds good. sleep well and try to relax. See ya for turkey dinner..

ascottk said...

Hi sis! I finally found this blog! I'm not going to worry too much about the operation but it's the recovery that might be a pain for a while.