I had comedic nurses, and an anesthesiologist was a prankster. Instead of the count backwards from 10- he says count backwards from 3027 by 27's. When I said you owe me 3 grand everyone laughed and then it was lights out. I don't know about you guys but that is the moment that I am the most frightful. I really had a hard time coming to- I know I had a conversation about my tattoo. But, I don't remember much other than Doug coming in and kissing me and telling me that it was all going to be OK. By the time I was in the room it was 8:30- I was soooooo hungry. My family knows how I get when I get when I am hungry so of course Doug and Mom rushed to get me a sandwich and an orange. I then finished off a pear, and apple and so much water and then I had the realization that I would be up all night in the bathroom and I was connected to the IV and the sexy massage boots. This is a dangerous proposition. Then I look and all my wristbands and I notice the one that says- falling risk on a fluorescent yellow band. Really? Falling Risk- how insulting. however when I stood up for the first time- yep you got it- my center of gravity has changed. A LOT.
Bumps: I don't sit still and I get bored quickly. To all my students- It will be shocking for you but I was NOT a model student. The next 3 or 4 weeks might be difficult.
Battles: Maybe I should not have looked in the mirror. It is quite shocking, but not disturbing. It is the difference between life and death and I chose life. It really is pretty simple.
Blessings: Again, so many. A wonderful dinner from Christine tonight, Doug who brought me a starbucks because he knew the hospital coffee would not do. My dad who prays beautifully and always prays his heart. A son who text me just to say I love you. So many people who pray and pray big - I have known that many students, coworkers, and friends that have left such a deep impact on my soul, I am humbled by the fact that I have touched you in the same way. I love you all so much. I am glad that God has placed you in my life. I am blessed, blessed, blessed.