Are you nervous?

Heck yes. It’s funny, that’s the question that nearly everyone has asked me. I am really nervous. So I’m just in denial about the whole thing, for now. I’m sure I’ll lose it once I get to the hospital. 🙂

Seriously, though, I think I’ll be just fine. I’m young and strong and pretty healthy, and I know lots of folks who’ve had this done. It’s a major surgery, but it’s a pretty common procedure for the doctors, and since it’s not an emergency and I’m not currently in distress, things are really positive. I’m sure it will suck for a while, but I’ll be back and writing in no time.

For family and friends — if you’re in town, one of the main things we might need is for someone to sit with me in the evening so Stephanie can feed her cat and get her mail and tend to her home. So if you want to hang out with an invalid and watch some DVDs or play some Xbox, we’ll probably call you up.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. lisa

    i’ll be thinking about both of you tomorrow morning. in fact, i was thinking about you while i was sanding my van tonight.
    i wish i was out there so i could help. i hope it all turns out well, and you are soon very healthy and feeling much better.

  2. bilerico

    Call anytime. I love watching DVDs with invalids. Heck, I’ll even sit with you without any DVDs. 🙂

  3. rachel

    Maybe we can watch movies that have invalids — like Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number? Nobody could do rich invalid like Barbara…

  4. on the movies with invalids theme, my mom suggested “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”
    my first thought was “Awakenings”. hell, the neurology theme in it might also make it a good movie for ME to see after my brain surgery. *8-)

    If movies get old and you want to watch TV, mom suggests “Ironside” to get your Raymond Burr fix.
    good luck to ya dear, i’m thinking of ya…

  5. Jen

    And don’t forget the stoic invalid classic, An Affair to Remember. Now if we can just figure out how to get you to the top of the Empire State Building…

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