Monday, March 05, 2007

Prayers Please

My surgery is coming up on Friday. Katie came down with a cold yesterday. I took her to the MD today to make sure sure she doesn't have strep or the flu (she doesn't) but if I get her cold, I have to cancel my surgery. I think I might have had the cold last week and gave it to her, but if I did, it was mild. I can't leave her now and stay somewhere else, because A) I've already been exposed and B) I am already so panicked and sad about leaving her while I am in the hospital that I want to cry.

I have so many mixed feelings about this surgery. I want my life back and to get that I need to have the surgery. I want off the narcotics, but I am so scared of the pain that I am going to feel post-OP. I have heard many different stories ranging from being up and about the next day and driving within 2 weeks to others saying that they couldn't even ride in a car for a month.

Anyway, any and all prayers are appreciated. I know that God will do what He will do, but I just want to be done with this already.

7 comments:

Sarah and BB said...

I hope Katie gets better soon, I know your surgery will be hard on your family, but you all are very strong.

We will be thinking of you.

mdmhvonpa said...

Prayers sent ... I hope you are doing well.

rae said...

aww Wendy.........I can't beleive its already time. You are on my mind a lot, and I knew March was your surgery, it really snuck up fast.
All of my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Please have Cheryl write us when she can to let us know how the surgery went?
Thanks and hugs
rae

Judy said...

You are strong, and God is stronger. He knows exactly what you need, and will provide. I have no doubt that this is the turning point you've hoped for. Katie will do fine, and so will you. And once you get home, my entire family will swoop down upon you to make sure you're not lonely.

Vivian said...

I am so sorry you are going through this fear. You are definitely in our prayers. Trust in God's strength and power and oh yeah, don't forget to trust in your own as well. =) Big Hugs to your whole family.

Mermaidgrrrl said...

Sweetheart I'm sure you'll be one of those that copes just fine with everything. I look after so many patients and I seriously believe that state of mind is a big part of it all. Have you got any relaxation exercises on disc/MP3 or something that you could use to help you feel calm and confident? If you go off to sleep in the theatre feeling strong and steady then your chances of waking up that way are hugely increased. And I also believe that your overall recovery can be influenced this way too. Lots of physio-guided exercise, lots of good sleep, lots of really good healthy nutrition, lots of love from your family and friends.... all these things profoundly affect healing. You can do it babe!

Gandksmom said...

Thank you all for your support, thoughts and prayers. I am going to go and get something medatative for the CD player to play after the surgery, if not before. I know that after the surgery, I will need something to drown out the noise of the floor. I will let you all know as I am able (or as Cheryl is able)