Well, I am now 9 days away from Surgery, and you won't believe what has happened. Here I have been so careful trying to not be around anyone who is obviously sick, and who gets sick???? Walt came down with another COLD!!! AHHH! So now I am trying my best to not catch HIS cold! Because if I even come down with the sniffles, then my Surgery has to be postponed. And since my Neurosurgeon's calendar is at least 3-4 weeks out, then I would have to wait until at least the end of April....And that is not an option!!
So, here I am trying to stay clear of Walt (and in an RV, that is a bit hard to do! LOL) ....I have been using sanitizing wipes on any surfaces that I know, or even think that he has touched, etc (repeatedly). I even stayed out of bed last night until about 4 am this morning, so that I would cut down the amount of time that he could have breathed, coughed or sneezed on me! I know that he usually gets up between 4-5, so I figured it would be my best bet. All so that I won't catch his cold!
Now get this, he thinks that I am going too far! Do you??? And remember, until he reads this post, he will not have known about my avoiding sleeping with him!! He is just going on my sanitizing the place! If you were about to undergo an important, and very necessary Surgery, wouldn't you be staying away from anyone sick, and sanitizing after someone who is?? Luckily, he says that he is already feeling better....so hopefully, this isn't a full blown Cold???
So saying all this, this week will be one hectic week for us!! First off, because of weather, I am going to have to get up before the crack of dawn tomorrow and Tuesday, in order to drive Walt in to work, so that I can use the Truck!
Tomorrow is the only day that I can get my Pre-Op Testing done, so that they get it in time for my Pre-Op Appointment. So I will be spending several hours tomorrow at the Hospital getting an EKG, full Blood Work done, Urinalysis, Chest X-Ray and special X-Rays of my Neck in several flexed positions!
Then on Tuesday, I have to go into my PCP, so that she can give me a Medical Clearance for Surgery....or should I say, he! My PCP is apparently on Vacation, or at least out of the Office until the 26th, so her partner will have to see me. If I don't have the signed Medical Clearance by Friday at my Pre-Op Appointment, then I don't my Surgery! So I sure hope that he doesn't give me any problems giving the a-ok! I have never seen him before, so I'm crossing my Fingers and Toes on this one.
Then, Thursday we have our annual Vision appointment. This usually takes at least 1 1/2 - 2 hrs! And that is if we don't have to choose glasses!
On Friday morning, I have an appointment at 9 am (nine Freeking am!) to get fitted with a special Cervical Collar (a photo of it is pictured above). I am supposed to take it with me from the appointment, as my next appointment, which is at 10:30 am, with Dr Lynch's #1 PA (who also attends and helps in Surgery with Dr Lynch) to go over my Pre-Op Tests, and to answer any questions that I may still have.....Duh....like how long will I have to wear this Torture Device??? LOL The last Spinal Surgery that I had, I only had to wear a Soft Collar, but then, I only had 2 Discs Fused that time....And either just before my Pre-Op Appointment, or just after it (depending on how much time I have), I will Pre-Register at the Hospital.
Saturday, I have an appointment with a new woman to get my Nails done....I got my Toes redone with Gels on Friday, so they will last forever!! But the Finger Nails grows much faster. My only hope is that they will hold out until I can at least get around decently. Walt will probably have to drive me to get them Filled, but at least they will look good for the Surgery!! LOL
And of course, my Surgery on Tuesday of next week!! So in the next 9 days, I have a lot to do!! And that is not including cleaning the RV, doing the laundry, and making myself a big pot of Goulash to eat on while I am recuperating!! Nor hopefully purchase my new Vehicle!! After all, I am the forever optimist!! But with Walt sick, it is highly doubtful that we will be able to fit in buying a car.... :( (sigh) Anyway, I better go for now, got lots to do, and so little time!! Till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)