It’s Thursday night as I type this, so by the time you read this I will be at the doctor’s office getting ready for my surgery. Yep, today’s the day.
At this point, I’m feeling pretty nervous and anxious about the whole thing, and I just can’t wait to get it over with. It feels similar to when you have a big test to take or have to make a big presentation; you just can’t help but have butterflies in your stomach.
Physically I am ready – I know where to go, what to bring, what to wear, etc. But mentally? Well, we can only hope. I’m worried that when I have to say goodbye to Fabio/my parents (all of whom are coming to cheer me on – they’re truly the best) that I will get all emotional. I’m also worried about how I will handle the actual pain; my body has never been through anything like that so I don’t know what to expect. Lastly, I’m worried about how I’ll feel about not being able to walk for about a month. No walking Jack. No getting up to pee (easily) in the middle of the night. No simple walking from the kitchen to the living room. Everything is going to be a challenge for me, and I already know I’m going to get frustrated. To cope I’m just trying to tell myself not to freak out, but I think we’re just going to wait and see how I wind up handling everything. Cross your fingers!
On the workout front, I did everything I could this week to get in as much fitness as possible. In addition to completing a couple of my favorite Kayla Itsines workouts in the cozy warmth of my living room, I also attended a class at Edge Yoga and Urban Athletic Club with Anne. Her friend Kathleen joined us at UAC too!
The class at UAC was another really tough one, and Anne and I both commented on how sore we were after. My biceps in particular were killing me for two days afterword. It hurt to stretch my arm out all the way, which I realized I do a lot throughout the course of the day. Ouch. That’s the sign of a good workout though! 😉
Edge Yoga was a blast too, and our instructor Mark had us bending and twisting into tons of new poses. Anne even helped me get into crow pose, which I’ve been struggling with for a while. Now I just have to keep practicing!
Anyway, I guess all this is to say I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. My workouts are logged, my clothes are packed, and I am ready to do this.
I should be out of surgery by around 11:30 am ET, so by the time some of you read this I may even be out already! Can’t we just fast forward ’til then? Please? Pretty please?
Question of the day: Have you ever had a medical procedure you were scared about?
I got my wisdom teeth out in high school and although I’m sure I was nervous, I can’t really remember being that scared. Maybe I was braver back then??