Well, it is the full blown surgery, not laparoscopic like I wanted. They can't fix what they need to fix without 'opening me up again.' (Makes me sound like a can of green beans or something!) He is going to rebuild my abdominal wall and straighten out the colon where the mass was-(gross!) The surgery date is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. (Because of the Thanksgiving holiday it was impossible to schedule it any sooner.)
LOTS to get done and ready. I am fortunate that I have more time to prepare than I did in June-when I was told, 'guess what you are doing in about a week and a half?"
So it is make-and-freeze-meal making time; deep clean-the-bedroom-if-I-am-going-to-be-spending-a-couple-weeks-there time; make arrangements for Princess-care; pay-all-bills time; get-car-inspected time; tell-Junior-that-he-is-responsible-for-all-Christmas-decorating time; AND keep-husband-who-has-just-entered-Christmas-retail-season calm time.
All this while taking it easy, not lifting, taking lots of 'Docusate Sodium'-(gotta be 'delicate' here on the ole blog!) and being off my pain meds! It turns out I was taking way to many and it was not good for my liver, (You were right Fr. S!)
Folks have offered to help, and there is Princess' party to look forward to, so things are not really all that bad. Take each day as it comes, do as much as I can do...and God takes care of all the rest!
Princess is still on her 14 day monitor and things are going along swimmingly. There is (practically) no more drama, except for the incident with the water fountain-details are funny but I promised I wouldn't give them here! It will be off before her party! We will know more about what the future holds with our resident Royalty at the end of the month! Like I said...God takes care of all things anyway...why worry?