My surgery date has been set - February 8 at 7:30am in St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond Heights. I'm ready - last night my throat started hurting so bad I once again had to take Rx painkillers. This is ridiculous!
My dad is taking me to the hospital. We have to be there by 5:30am, so I think he's spending the night on Wednesday and maybe going out to dinner with Jean and Grandma. Aunt Marilyn will arrive on the 8th and stay with me through the 13th. If I still need help then, Michael will come and stay. Hopefully I'll feel much better by then. The dogs are going to dad's house until I can handle walking them again. I've turned in my FMLA paperwork and everything is in motion.
I'm missing Mardi Gras this year, which you know is a HUGE deal here in the Lou. :( I'll also miss the Barkus Day parade this year - the parade where all the dogs get dressed up. It's one week before Mardi Gras.
I won't be able to talk at all for 7-10 days. If you need info on me, call my Aunt Marilyn, dad or my cell phone. If someone is around they'll answer it for me. If not, that's what voice mail is for. Once I start feeling a modicum of human again I will be texting, emailing and IMing anyone who is available. Since my computer is downstairs it will be at least a few days before I'm able to get to it.
Send positive thoughts my way! (And I wouldn't say no to flowers!!) :)