Ok Susan, tonight’s the night.  I read your comment on my last post.  You’ll be happy to know I had Coldstone icecream for lunch.  I’m having a nice steak dinner with a very nice wine for dinner.  Tomorrow it’s all “clear” liquids.  I’ll need to drink a lot of water.  I have some juice bars and broth.  Monday I’m not supposed to even drink anything.  I gather that it’s likely to be several days, at least, before there’s any chance of even semi solid food after the surgery — memory says it’s more likely to be a week or 2, but I’m really planning to deal with that as it happens.  I’m not checking because I know it’s written down where I can find it and I know it really varies person to person.

Thanks to everyone for their good wishes.

Mostly I’m looking forward to this.  In the sense that I think it’s a good decision and I stand by it.  Which is not to say there is no anxiety.  I’m certainly looking forward to having this all behind me and emerging healthier on the other side.  I do know that there is going to be pain and ongoing work involved.  There are a lot of adjustments to be made, even assuming everything goes very smoothly.

I’m guessing I won’t post again before the surgery.  And I’m not sure when I’ll be back and posting after the surgery.  So all of you be well and take care.  Talk to you later.

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