An appointment at last, but not on a Wednesday
March 11, 2016 5:30am CST
My surgeon originally informed me that he would try to push my eye operation through as an emergency, which would be on a Wednesday. Naturally I have been expecting a telephone call for the past few Wednesdays. Much to my surprise I received a call this morning from him. It seems that he has arranged a slot for next Friday, so at least I have a definite date now. At least all the sense of the unknown has now been removed. It should prove to be an interesting journey because my appointment has been set for 7-30 AM. All that I need to do now is to try to avoid suffering a cardiac arrest in the anticipation of what the operation will be like.
24 people like this
• United States
13 Mar 16
It's going to either be the longest week ever or the shortest or both. I would prefer an early morning appointment as the doctor and crew will be at their best. Good to hear it is on the schedule! That's one hurdle jumped.
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 Mar 16
@Asylum I know what you mean. I had to see a dermatologist today because I had a bump removed from my ear and the report came back inconclusive. They had to cut out some for another test. Now I'm sitting here with a bandaged, very sore, ear.
• Midland, Michigan
16 Mar 16
When I had scary dental procedures planned some years ago, I studied up on them so I'd know what to expect. I would do the same if it were I planning the eye surgery. I like to know what I'm up against, so that I can pray and believe for the best outcome but not freak out if I hear something and not know what it means.
• Cambridge, England
11 Mar 16
I'm glad that you now have a definite date. 7:30 is wholly before sparrowfart, so I hope that both you and especially the surgeon are both compos mentis at that hour! I have found that controlled breathing exercises are a great help in calming the nerves before an operation (something like 'breathe in for 3, hold for 3, breathe out for 5'). Don't overdo them, though. Over-oxygenation is not good! I wish you calm nerves and good luck!