It feels official now. I began my leave from work at 5:00 pm today. My projects have been wrapped up or passed on to others’ care for a while. My out-of-office email and voicemail messages have been set. The surgery takes place in three days.
It was nearly impossible to get anything done today, but I can’t complain about the reason. My coworkers kept stopping by to wish me well, to remind me that my dad and I are in their prayers as we go through this kidney transplant surgery, to offer hugs and urge me NOT to worry about anything while I’m away. I’ll worry, but not so much. I won’t have to obsess about things knowing all my coworkers have my back!
There were brownies and cupcakes and cards filled with good wishes. Everyone wanted to know if I’m excited or nervous. (Yes! and YES!) Everyone wants an update as soon as possible and everyone insisted that I relax, take it easy and get to feeling well as soon as possible.
I’m glad that I chose not to go to work on Wednesday. Already as I go about my daily stuff, the surgery and what it will be like continuously crosses my mind. I wouldn’t be able to focus at work the day before the surgery.
The pre-op physicals are tomorrow and my dad and I will go together. Our appointments were scheduled at the same time. I know my dad is even more excited about this than I am. He’s waited so long for this. We’re almost there!
P.S. Lest you think it’s getting too serious around here, I felt the need to remind you that it’s National Cow Appreciation Day. Run out and get your Cow Appreciation cards NOW before the store shelves are picked clean! HURRY!