I’ve had surgery before and as a rule it doesn’t freak me out.
Tuesday, I’m having a ‘repeat’ surgery. About 11 years ago I had ulnar nerve transposition surgery that had brilliant results but for some time now the pain in my hand and arm has come back. I’ve been holding out to see my doctor until after the tax season. I saw him last Monday. Surgery is Tuesday. And I’m freaked out.
Maybe the fact that I have had this done before and I know how painful it is, makes it worse? Maybe because then I was booked off from work for 2 weeks and now there will be no ‘booked off from work’ for me. Maybe because then I didn’t have 3 (sometimes 4) kids?
I asked Tommie how we are going to handle the kids after my operation. Especially driving them up and down. He said I must load up my maid and take her with me. Lovely. Just the answer I needed.