In just a few hours I will head to the hospital. I am to check in at 10:00 and my surgery is scheduled for noon. I’m feeling a little anxious, but mostly I’m relieved that I’m so close to having this part of the ordeal finished.
I have a lot of confidence in my surgeon, and in my endocrinologist. It’s good to have doctors that you trust and who you know are experts in their fields. I’m blessed to have people in my life that care about me and who have pointed me in the right direction toward these experts.
Now I’m going to try to get some rest. I’m so sleepy, but I’m not sure I’ll sleep well. The last two nights have been short on sleep and long on awake time. The times I did sleep were full of a million and one nightmares about surgery and ugly scars and poor hospital care. I know they were just dreams, but they don’t make it easier to relax and be glad that I’m almost to this finish line.
Overall, during my real awake hours I feel pretty good. I know what the prognosis for a full recovery is, and it’s excellent. I know what the treatment for thyroid cancer following surgery consists of, and I’m ready to finally start dealing with this.
I don’t like going under anesthesia, and I’m not thrilled with pain. Otherwise I think I’m going to be fine! I’m counting down hours and minutes instead of months and weeks now! HOORAY!!
If you’re a praying person, please pray for me.