December 8, 2019

Night Before Surgery

I’m sitting here all filled up with love. My sister and my son are here with me in the hotel room. We are laughing and just spending some great family time together. It’s these moments that mean the most.

My hubby and I have just talked and let each other know that we are a team and got each other’s back. He wants to be here as well, but we are going to be traveling back home for Christmas and he would not get time off. But we made this decision together and that means the world to me.

My anesthesiologist called and checked in and also gave me the pre-op consult. I know what to expect.

I did just fine with my clear liquid diet! I only had to do it for two days. I am now sitting here writing this drinking my Clear Fast Pre-Op drink that is full of hydration and nutrition to prepare my body for my big day. I am drinking the watermelon right now. It’s good!

My hotel refridge is stocked with broth, water, protein drinks and my family will pick up sugar free jello ad popcyles when it’s time to come home from the hospital. I will be spending one night.

My mind and heart is in the right place. I’ve prayed and meditated and now it’s time to take my shower with the antibacterial soap. I have to take one tonight and another one before we leave for the hospital.

I know this road is not easy. People think it is. But this is work! Mental and physical. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are taking the easy way out. YOU ARE NOT! The mental work is one of the hardest you will ever have to do. I do think I have that under control. I was totally fine when I had my band. I had made my mind up and nothing was going to stop me and it didn’t. I see myself being just fine this time NOW hold up and wait a minute, do not get me wrong, that last sentence made it sound like I got everything under control. I know struggles are ahead but it’s how we face them that makes the different.

So now it’s time to lay it down and prepare for a new day.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for this blessing and I will not waste this opportunity. Allow me to shine your light bright and be a beacon for others.

I’ll see you on the other side.

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