Sunday, May 23, 2010

The countdown has begun AND did you see that finale???!!!

First things first...Did you see the Grey's Anatomy finale? To quote all of my teenage students:  "OMG!!!" I was completely on the edge of my seat (or, more accurately, the edge of my pillow in my nice, soft, cozy bed) the entire time. I was gripping my wine glass so hard, I thought it might crack. Disaster! I'm not sure I've ever seen such an exciting, suspensful, unexpected season finale in all my life. It was really good. And, since I consider trash TV like Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives to be one of the keys to my sanity, I am proud to announce to the world how much I loved the finale. Seriously. Great television!

Completely unrelated to the above paragraph....I am now only 2 1/2 days away from surgery, and the clock is ticking...I spent the morning cooking meals to put in the freezer, because I remember from last time how damn hard it is to cook when you're on crutches. Then, three of my generous and lovely co-workers showed up with more meals for the freezer. Meals they had spent all morning preparing by hand. Good meals too. We're not talking tater tot casserole and macaroni and cheese here. We're talking sirloin, roast chicken, hawaiian meatballs, spare ribs...My family will be eating a lot better than they usually do.

It was incredibly made this whole thing seem a lot more real. I really am about to have my ankle basically taken apart, pieces removed, new pieces put in, tendons and ligaments re-arranged, holes bored into bones...followed by months and months of rehabilitation. And, I'm kinda freaking out. Yes, I went through the first surgery just fine, and I'm sure I'll be OK this time around. Still...freaking.
The great thing is this...I can maintain my calm exterior with my family (with the exception of my meltdown the other day), and I can save my freak out to send out into cyberland to anyone who might be listening. That way, I appear to be handling this all with tremendous grace under pressure. NOT!

So, off I go...Wish me luck...Not sure when I'll be back, but I will be back!



  1. I'm thinking about you today. My mother-in-law had a similar surgery two years ago and she is so happy she did it now. I hope you will be too and I wish you a speedy recovery!

  2. I'm about a week behind on my blog reading but I'm glad I came over here today just in time to find out about your surgery. Sending lots good thoughts and prayers your way and wishing you a speedy recovery!

    P.S. I don't watch Grey's anymore but I do watch Private Practice. Did you see THAT finale? Talk about a tearjerker! I actually felt guilty deleting it from my DVR after I watched it.

  3. The Greys finale made me physically I'll but I couldn't turn it off. I guess that means it was good. In a nauseating way. And re surgery: it will be hard. It will suck. But you are strong and you'll be ok. Thinking of you.