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!