Feeling a lot better. Doing what I do when I’m nervous, which is working like a crazy women, 12-14 hour days this week. I’m trying to get all my client work in good shape for when I’m out.
I can really lose myself in my work. It’s not really a tip I would recommend to others so I won’t list it as #4, but it sure works for me. I just obsessively work from the minute I get up til the moment I fall into bed. It sure wreaks havoc on my neck and shoulders, though.
Tip #4: Let people help out.
Today my 90 ish year old mother in law (you can’t imagine how healthy this woman is at her age, it’s AMAZING) volunteered to come over to our house at 5:00 a.m. (!) the morning of surgery so she could be here to make sure the kids get up and off to school, fed and relatively fully clothed. I started to protest that it was too early, that she didn’t have to, that I was planning on arranging for them to stay over at friends the night before, and then stopped and said, “That would be fabulous, thanks,” and sighed a huge sigh of relief. That was the last on my list of things to handle, so I’m now officially done with getting family things arranged for next week. What the hell, she seems to want to help and lord knows it will be a huge help to me, even though it seems a lot to expect of a 90+ year old.
Food is coming, friends will be here to take care of me, cleaning lady is coming twice, kids know what to do, lists of things Mike has to do are being made, dog will be walked, cat will be fed. Once I finish a few more things for work tomorrow, I will be done with all the prep for the next 2 weeks. For a control freak like me, the thought of being unable to do things for 2 whole weeks and letting it all go, seems like a free fall and is kind of exciting in a scary way. And the thought of not being able to get onto a computer for 2 weeks is unfathomable.
At this stage of the game, there’s not much else I can do. I’ll just hope for good drugs and plan to take advantage of any and all that they offer. Not sure if I’ll be able to manage another posting before surgery, and have no idea how long after surgery it will be before I post again, so who knows if I’ll be on here for a while. If not, Happy Turkey day to all!