Saturday, November 26, 2011

Packing Pre-Op Items

Having another low-key day and loving it!  :-)  I took a pain med last night and slept like a rock.  Although I woke up at 5:30a, I fell asleep before 9p last night so I am well rested.  The area around the line is really sore but I am thankful I slept as well as I did.  I did some of my physical therapy exercises this morning in bed too. Jeremy made a yummy breakfast of whole grain waffles with rhubarb jam, a honeycrisp apple (my absolute favorite) with all-natural peanut butter and coffee.  Did I mention Jeremy is the breakfast guru in our family?  

Decided to start packing some of the pre-op items I won't be able to wear after Monday like non-button-down shirts, jeans, etc.  This will be one less thing for Jeremy to pack when we head home.  My wardrobe post-op will be button-down shirts and sweat pants for several weeks.  I took some time this morning and read through the packet of information Dr. Lenke's nurse gave me.  When I saw Dr. Lenke earlier in the week, I asked him for an anti-anxiety pill for Sunday evening.  Dr. Lenke said, "I'll give you a Valium."  Jeremy said, "Can I have one too?"  LOL!

While I'm doing some paperwork housekeeping, Jeremy is typing away at the final edits of his first book which is due, like now.  He inked his second book deal days before we left for St. Louis and he needs to start on the new book in a couple of weeks.  God is very abundant!  Hopefully, Jeremy's writing will provide a nice distraction for him from the upcoming days.

We decided to go on a quick walk this afternoon, about 2 miles, through Forest Park before it started raining.  It is such a beautiful park.  On our way back to the Lodge we saw a sign for a pub at the golf course and stopped in for a bite to eat.  It was quite yummy.  We watched Life in a Day on Netflix, interesting documentary of people across the globe who filmed their lives on July 24, 2010 and it was condensed into a film.  My back is quite sore at the moment.  Rain started and we might see some snow flurries tonight.

I snacked on some sugar snap peas which are always a yummy treat.  Dinner was veggie barley soup with a Greek salad and leftover baguette.  I also had a little dish of cornbread stuffing.  Super tasty!



  1. Way to go, Doreen and Jeremy! You seriously exude grace under pressure... (I watched Life in a Day last night too - so inspirational)
    Best wishes for a peaceful surgery eve. xoxo

  2. Praying for you and wishing the best for you and Jeremy!!