I’m Excited!

Last week I told a friend of mine that “I’m excited!” about my upcoming surgery. She told me that was inappropriate. At the time I thought that perhaps I shouldn’t tell anyone that I’m excited and looking forward to surgery, of all things!  That does sound kind of weird. Then today at work our ER (Enchanting Receptionist) suggested that I start a countdown ritual to surgery. It would be like when we make a countdown chain out of construction paper before Christmas, and remove one link every day until the big day of celebration arrives.  This surgery should be looked at as a celebration, not something to be worried over. I will celebrate taking a giant step towards wellness. I will celebrate healing. Sure, it’s something to get over and get through. But without the surgery, how can I move forward? So honestly, I’m excited! This will be a great adventure, and offer me more opportunities for healing and for looking at my world from a different perspective. And each day after surgery I will be faced with something brand new and never experienced by me before. I think that’s something to celebrate and certainly to be excited about!  … 18 days to my surgical celebration!!! I’m exited!

2 thoughts on “I’m Excited!

  1. Wow! I’ve officially been quoted on the internet! What a huge compliment! I think you’re very brave and courageous. You have the best surgeon in the world so the chances of something going “wrong” are slim to none. And even if something does go “wrong”, who’s to say it won’t turn out to be a blessing in disguise, therefore making the “wrong” a total and complete RIGHT.
    There’s nothing to be upset, sad, depressed, or mopey about. A positive attitude and outlook will get you a heckuva lot further than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself.
    You have so much to look forward to and be excited about. Imagine the things you’re about to experience, endure, and learn that you never would have had the chance to absorb if you hadn’t been blessed with this endeavor.
    You’re amazing, fun, smart, witty, and charming. And most of all, a good nurse. 🙂

    • As usual Jen you say the exact right thing at the exact right time. I am blessed to be surrounded by support and love and just plain old great advice. Thanks!!!

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