I finally got my act together and lined up all the care for both my mother and myself so that I can have my surgery on Feb. 17. I had to arrange for 2 months of full time care- not easy to do at such short notice. It's been a whirlwind and I don't feel at all prepared. I deceided to keep my dogs at home this time- the people that are caring for me can care for them too. I know I'll feel much better having them here and really don't want the added expense of the kennel.
I'm sure that the main reason that I feel so lost is that I have nothing to go by, no experiences to read or have shared with me. It's like going to a foreign country alone and not knowing the language. The office manager for the surgeon, after hearing my nervousness, asked me if I'd feel better if I spoke with someone that has been through the surgery with the doctor. I said yes, of course, but still haven't heard from anyone.
I'm not used to being scared and I don't like it one bit. Perhaps scared isn't the right word, maybe I'm more gunshy at this point LOL! I have faith in the surgeon but still can't shake this feeling- any suggestions?