Surgery is less than three weeks away now, and I am pretty pleased at how my checklist of “to dos” has progressed:
First autologous blood donation. Check!
Short term disability paperwork. Check!
FMLA paperwork. Check!
Important items for hospital purchased. Check!
Raised toilet seat purchased. Check!
Certain items are still outstanding, however:
Second autologous blood donation (scheduled for June 29th)
Manage anxiety (hmmmm, not sure this is possible)
Find out if Aetna is going to pay for this (enough said)
Lose 5 lbs. (probably not gonna happen)
Wrap up everything at work (trying …)
Finish house projects (threshold for bathroom so walker will not hang up, spray nozzle in shower, move recliner from basement to main floor, etc.)
Have hospital bed and CPM machine delivered
See hand specialist to resolve pain issues with my left hand so I won’t have problems with crutches (waiting for call back from specialist … and I doubt they are going to get me in before surgery)
The countdown continues ...