Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ready? No? Too bad.

So surgery is on tap for tomorrow morning. The cadaver ACL is marinating in the freezer as we speak. I can't wait to sign the release that says, "I realize that anything can happen and I won't sue if I wake up with one leg".

Am I ready? Mentally... not really. It's hard to prepare for something that takes you back a year and a half of progress since my last surgery. I tend to forget how bad things are once I am past them, so I have been trying to remember what the days following the surgery were like. I am sure it will come back to me on Thursday evening with blazing speed. Now physically, I am ready. I think. If you can call feeling like a million bucks and being able to ride 51 miles off road with little soreness great. Psychologically, I am not really ready either though. I am a bit stressed at work and with life right now, and wasting a week lying on the couch in pain is not a de-stressor, contrary to what you may think.

Wah wah, enough whining. I am sick of myself already. So what will I do while laid up? I am excited to watch Weeds Season 3 which I downloaded awhile ago and if I get really bored, I can always read blogs. YEAH! Of course I will be reading blogs. I may even blog while on pain meds if you are lucky. Wouldn't that be fun for everyone? I have to learn the bones of the body for anatomy class and since there are 206 of them, that will be as hard for me as memorizing my husband's phone number. It has no pattern and he can't remember mine either.

Oh and don't worry about my blog people. I intend to tell stories about my wild youth to keep you all entertained while my adventurous life rots. Imagine hearing about how I used to spend hours kicking a ball over the telephone line and catching it on the other side. It is going to be so exciting. Pop some popcorn.

So I bid you adieu and I will see you on the other side (hopefully not of the light). I will try to stay awake and focus enough tomorrow night to blog the words..."Ouch. Done. Success."


Danielle said...

Good luck with the surgery. Season 3 of weeds should keep you occupied. We are so obsessed with that show that I think we stayed up all night watching most of it.

Crazy Rower #2 said...

Is the ACL in YOUR freezer? Make sure Tom doesn't stick that think on the barbecue!! Wishing you all the best in the surgery, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow morning! ODP will be here to wheel you around Papago in the wheelchair until you're good enough to get back on that bike. Stay tough killer!

angel said...

Hang in there Banana. I'll be thinking of you as well and praying to the Knee Gods that the 2nd one takes ;) Perhaps we'll set up some wheelchair races at Papago?!? Gotta keep your competitive edge, right.

Your Scrumhalf Connection said...

Good luck with the surgery...I've never done a cadaevar! Should be awesome...I look forward to pill blogging!