Finally, I have a surgery date!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
My appointment in Seattle went well last week. The measurements for my prosthesis were completed without a hitch and they scheduled the surgery for the week I wanted to get it done. Since the surgery is on Monday, Jan. 26th, I should even be home for David's 19th birthday on the 31st. I pray that Snoqualmie Pass is clear of snow and ice when we need to travel across it (couldn't guarantee that this week!).
In church we have an opportunity before the prayers of the people to share joys and concerns. I raised my hand for the microphone but David got to it before I did. His joy was that my surgery is scheduled and then I'll be able to "get rid of that stupid helmet!" Amen to that!
My other joy right now is that just 11 days from now I will be six months seizure free and finally able to drive again! Not that I'm counting the days or anything!!
My not being able to drive has been stressful for both Kevin and I. I think Kevin is looking forward to Dec. 28th almost as much as I am!
I've almost reached my mini goal of losing 10 pounds before my surgery and there are still five more weeks to go. I'm going to reward myself with a new pair of walking shoes as my current pair already has a lot of miles on them. It always feels better, better arch support, when I get a new pair of shoes.
Life is good. We are all healthy and looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus next week. You would never know by looking around my house that Christmas is a week from tomorrow. Other than a wreath hanging by the front door and a centerpiece on the table, absolutely NO decorating has been done. I hope to change that this weekend. I NEED to change that this weekend!