I got tired of planning and packing today - just would love chill and relax today. I think I have everything packed and ready. There were a few items left on my to-do list, but I don't care at this point. Reporting for surgery tomorrow at 5:15 am! This is it!
All the tests are done and I spoke to the gastroenterologist yesterday who cleared me for Monday's TEE and surgery. Friends have been wishing me well and praying earnestly for me. It was amazing to hear from old friends, too, as they messaged/texted encouragement and verses.
Still a bit stressed about bras! I bought and tried some front-opening ones, but could barely get them on now let alone after surgery! There was one that was soft but so little support that I couldn't even get it hooked in front. Wondering if there is a big Velcro wrap type thing or something I should get. The girls are large and I'm afraid to go without something because I don't want my incision to be pulled.
Have been knocking things off , but also adding to my to-do list and trying to find time to just relax and chill - perhaps tomorrow !
I'm getting a bit frantic - so much to do before surgery! There are things that must be done and those I'd like to have done. I spent Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic for what I had hoped would be the final clearance appointments, but ended up having two additional tests scheduled. Which sounds easy, except they weren't able to schedule them both at one location, so I drove an hour (one way) today for a 15 minute test. I didn't have that extra time in my schedule... if it wasn't for the fatigue that I'm dealing with these days, I wouldn't be so frantic. Can't make it too many days without a nap.
In any case, the cardiologist told me yesterday that my arteries are pristine! Hooray! Thankful for that! He showed me the image of my ascending aorta compared with the back side - quite a difference in size!