Going Holistic …or not. The day before surgery

Tomorrow is the day; 7:00 is the hour. I am first on the surgeon’s schedule, which means we have to leave here at 4:00 a.m. I shudder as I type that. I should go to bed right now. He said he takes the “skinny people” first. I’m flattered, I think.

I have read all the hospital’s material about procedures and risks. I have watched the DVD. Lots of things can go wrong, and I know about every one of them. Fortunately, I’m not a worrier when it comes to health issues, so I’m not freaking out. Maybe tomorrow, but not yet. The most interesting part of the preparation is taking two anti-bacterial showers—one tonight and one in the morning. If nothing else, I will be very clean.

The plan is to be up and about the first day, three days in the hospital, ten to fourteen days in rehab, then six weeks of out-patient physical therapy. Therapy is important. “You gotta do the work,” I’m told. I’ve been told a lot of other things as well, mostly about pain. The doctor assures me that he will prescribe adequate pain medicine; I choose to believe him.

So, today is my last day with an absurdly crooked leg. Tomorrow is the first day of my life as a marathoner.

Bobbi Linkemer is a writing coach, ghostwriter, editor, as well as the author of eighteen books under her own name. Her passion is helping writers at all levels to convey their messages through books. In her forty-five-year career, Ms. Linkemer has written on hundreds of topics for magazines, individuals, and organizations in both the private and public sectors. She has been a feature writer, a magazine editor, and a corporate communicator. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs and individuals who want to share their stories or build their businesses. Bobbi Linkemer • 314-968-8661 bobbi@writeanonfictionbook.com

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2 comments on “Going Holistic …or not. The day before surgery
  1. Linda Austin says:

    Go, Bobbi, go! Hope you’re up and “running” soon!

  2. patt pickett says:

    Best outcome headed your way!! Patt Pickett

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