My "procedure" is booked for March 22.
(don't you think "procedure" sounds much less stressful than "major abdominal surgery requiring you to refrain from doing anything for the following six weeks"?)
They'll let me know the time when it gets closer to the day.
I should be good to go again in about 10 weeks.
I got the call yesterday, but having missed it, finally caught up with the O.R. booking agent today.
First pre-op blood work is done, I've an appointment with the Anaesthetist next Tuesday, followed by the pre-op clinic & second blood work the week before the "procedure" in March.
Still just over 4 weeks of anticipatory nerves, but I'm pretty sure they'll go fast.
And I'll be just finished the clay class, so surgery and recovery won't mess with that, AND I should be ready to face the world again- well, drive and carry suitcases, by the end of April in time for the Annual Conference in Calgary. AND this won't interfere with travel plans for my Nephew's wedding in Victoria, so I can go ahead and look for a cheap flight for that.
It's a relief to have a date.
Even if it involves intravenous tubing and sedation instead of dinner and a movie.