Thursday, March 30, 2006

Getting Ready

Hi everybody, I'm still here. It's amazing how many things there are to do when you are preparing to "drop out" of your life for a while. Everything is moving ahead as it should, medical pre-op tests are done, work and home are organized. I feel like I have turned a significant corner mentally and emotionally and I completely credit the power of prayer and positive energy. Thank you all.

I have been "Preparing for Surgery with Mind Body Techniques". It is a structured way to achieve a state of calm preparedness and enlist your mind's power to assist in your own healing. It's almost uncanny, but once I reached this point of absolute calm, everything fell into place as if by magic. I unexpectedly have the full assistance of a marvellous and talented co-worker who will take care of my department and my students in my absence. My doctors are great, my insurance is fantastic, and thanks to disability and my excellent benefits I will lose very little income. My house is clean, my pantry is stocked, and all that is left to do is to pick up a few items for my hospital stay. Twelve more days 'til surgery. I have lots of fun things planned to fill my time until then, and some of them even relate to art and quilts :) I promise next time to post something at least a little bit related to these two topics.

11 comments:

jenclair said...

Jen, I'm so glad that you feel as if you turned "that corner"! The book you mentioned sounds excellent, and I am a firm beliver in the power of our own minds in both physical and emotional health. Prayer and meditation and positive enery!

Love the poppies in your photo.

mary m. said...

I just know everything will be fine...sounds like you are doing all the right things to prepare...you're one smart lady!

Dale Anne said...

Jen,
I've marked on my calendar of your day and I'll be thinking of you, sending lots of cyber HUGS and prayers.
Positive thinking helps so much (speaking from experience) and just knowing that others are thinking of you.
Hugs,

Deborah said...

You sound like you have such a great attitude. I'm eager to hear more about your fun activities for the next several days. I hope you're planning some good activities for those recovery weeks too.

Frances said...

Jen what a lovely positive post, so glad everything is coming together well, the article sounds great and calmness is a positive healer, enjoy your 'fun things' thinking of you,

Rian said...

Jen, you've got such a beautiful attitude. It's wonderful that you can let go and go with the flow~ trust the Universe. There is power in all of us. The mind is an amazing thing.

This is going to be a great spring for wildflowers with all this rain. Ours aren't out in full glory yet. Just a few poppies and lost of wild mustard.

Marlene said...

Jen,
Sounds like knowing that everything is taken care has you relaxed and at peace. I'm sure the surgery will go uneventful too.

Do you like to do needlework?

I would like to send you a care package, could you email me your address?

JulieZS said...

Jen that is great that you are preparing in this way. It really works, I know from experience. I'll be thinking of you on your surgery day.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Good to hear that you are thinking so positively, Jen.

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