Thank you again to all whom have posted on this site. Your suggestions, encouragement, and input have been invaluable! I am 4 days away from surgery...nervous, but at peace. Monday & Tuesday will find me (with my husband's help) deep cleaning, washing the sheets/towels, and doing last minute shopping, preparing my pudding and jello. I feel so much more prepared than I ever would have without all the comments I have read here. I wouldn't have thought about button front tops, or known about the need for throat lozenges...so thanks for that!
Reading these posts have made me feel less scared about the post-op experience, and I am going into surgery with a positive outlook! I can't wait for the pain and numbness from my shoulder to my fingertips to be gone!
Thank you again - I'll update after surgery.