Blog 4 in a series following my journey with a bum knee and the adventure to fix it; the week before surgery.
I’ve checked off all my pre-op orders and checklist. And now we wait for a week. Waiting. How’s the waiting game for you? Are you a patient “waiter” or do you have anxiety over having to wait for something you want Right. This. Minute.?
When our children were little we would not tell them their grandparents were coming until the day of, maybe the day before because they would drive us crazy with the “when will they be here?” questions! When you are driving in the car you here “are we there yet?” at least 100 times. That is anxious waiting. We need to just take our minds off the anxiousness and enjoy the here and now.
The wait for surgery is on, but my week isn’t filled with anxiousness. No, I am enjoying the here and now…..it is filled with wonderful, joyous things before we get to the big day of being under the knife.
Our nephew is getting married this weekend and we are hosting the rehearsal dinner at our house,
However, even after surgery, there is still a bit of a waiting game to get to the point where I have no pain and a strong, active leg again. I will spend the night in the hospital and when I wake up from surgery my leg will already be on a machine moving it, bending it, and getting it ready for me to walk on that evening! Then, when I head home, I will begin physical therapy; making that leg and knee strong once again, ready to walk with no pain!
I will say goodbye for now and when I wake up after my “nap”, we’ll see what I have to say about knee replacement then.