13 December 2010

A Plain Jane Christmas Wish Granted

After 20 years of complaining about a bum knee, I'm finally getting it fixed.  I just got home from a rather uneventful pre-op appointment.  Other than sacrificing a vile or two of blood, I got some great news.  The schedule got pushed back an hour, so I'll be sleeping in next Monday, then I'll go to the clinic where a very kind elf anesthesiologist will put me back to sleep!  Uninterrupted sleep must be on every mother's Christmas list, and mine is going to be medically induced.

As if the extra sleep wasn't gift enough, I also get to skip all medicine the morning of surgery ~ including my daily mess of vitamins.  I'm to wear jammy pants and a cotton t-shirt.  No jewelry.  No makeup.  No lotion.  No nail polish.  No hair spray.  No fru-fru of any kind.  Doctor's orders!

Surgery right before Christmas might sound like a bummer, but I'm telling you, it's every Plain Jane's wish come true.  ~ It's Plain & Simple As That


  1. Yea!!! I love your great outlook and positive attitude about having to have surgery.

    Please let me know if you need anything. We have a nasty stomach bug circulating over here right now, but by next week, we'll be ready to help you any way we can.

  2. I'm pretty excited about the hope of being able to run or do the elliptical or even push off the wall of the pool w/o it hurting! We left too much in our FSA, so this was the year to do it. Plus, we're moving into a house with 3 levels ~ best to get it taken care of while we live in a single story, even if it is on Duplex Alley :)

    I think we'll be okay. We mostly eat cereal anyway. Mylon is taking the day off to taxi me around and my inlaws are coming to stay with the girls. It's all outpatient, so I have high expectations of it being very simple. Dr. says I'll be able to drive the next day! Woo hoo!

  3. Hi,
    I'm stopping over from for Missionary Moms. I hope your surgery has gone well and that you are soon feeling stronger and even better than you have in a long time.
    Blessings on you and your family this Christmas!

  4. Thank you! I'm doing better and better each day. Blessings to you for a great 2011