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Unread 05-15-2006, 05:10 PM
Chime in - How are you handling this? :)

I'm totally neurotic and anxious about all this and got to thinking about what I've been doing to help cope. I thought it might be fun to compare notes about what we all do to keep our minds off the upcoming date at the castle? I'll start:
cleaning
homework
bugging dh
TV
buying yarn for upcoming knitting after castle trip
making a "nest" for where I'll be spending most of my time
shopping for a Lazy-Boy-type chair
teaching puppy new tricks

These are just a few...what have you been up to?

Julia
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Unread 05-15-2006, 06:15 PM
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I've been on a book buying spree. Like all I'm going to do is sit around and read. I've also begun to lose my patients with my DH who thinks it might not be as bad as I think. LOL
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Unread 05-15-2006, 06:27 PM
Keeping busy

I've been doing just about the same.

cleaning
helping kids with homework
nagging dh
TV
buying yarn for upcoming knitting after castle trip
making a "nest" for where I'll be spending most of my time
Teaching kids all of mom's jobs
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Unread 05-15-2006, 07:15 PM
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Things I've been doing to keep busy,

haircut
colored my hair
went shopping for pj's, robe and slippers.
yardwork - planting
cleaning
had cookout Saturday for dd's b-day
pre-op appt's
going to movie "Over the Hedge" with dd and dgs
Need to go to Walmart for small items for the castle and candy for the nurse's.
and I think I'll have one Margarita to calm my nerves.
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Unread 05-15-2006, 07:23 PM
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Hi, I'm new here, but becoming more anxious as the days go. 5 weeks left for my day. I've been making healing CD's to bring with me to the hospital, guided imagery with Dan Spotts, peaceful sleep, healing and meditation music. I've also purchased a realy good juicer since I won't be able to go into town and get my daily wheat grass shot and veggie juice. I'm going to start growing my own wheat grass and make my own veggie and fruit juices. So I've been researching alot about this. I've also been keeping busy with my gardening. the worst time for me is at night, I wake up and all I can think about are these horrid thoughts. It can be consuming. I'm trying to just be pro-active and do things that will help me stay focused on being positive. ::SIGH::

Lisa
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Unread 05-15-2006, 07:26 PM
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Well I go tomorrow morning and I have just tried to keep things as normal as possible. Have a little fun and don't sweat the little stuff. That all worked until yesterday when the little things did finally get to me. But I still lived through it with a lot of hugs from my dh and dd.
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Unread 05-15-2006, 08:08 PM
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I've been very scattered. I have been making lists, list and more lists. I haven't acted on very many things on my lists but detail things like that are a coping mechanism for me. I didn't do much agianst my list today but woke up yesterday and rushed around the house doing this and that. I am determined to finish sewing curtains for our guest room. I plan to go shopping for castle and recovery room items tomorrow. By coincedence I have a dentist and neurologist appt. the day before my hyst. They will be good distraction for me. I'd like to knit something while I recover but so far haven't thought of anything I want to make. I swing from very calm to emotional and not so nice. I find it helps me to repeat, "Pray for peace." to myself. I also let loose a bunch of my ranting in a journal. Oh, and I have been spending a lot of time here on HysterSisters.
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Unread 05-15-2006, 08:19 PM
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Minroses,
Just a thought for you. I had an appointment to have my teeth cleaned today before my surgery tomorrow. Turns out it wasn't a problem for me, but you might want to check. There were restrictions and if it had been more than a cleaning I would not have been able to have the work done.
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Unread 05-15-2006, 08:26 PM
Going Away Party

I'm a bit on the twisted side and typically handle stress by trying to find some humor in a siutation. Admittedly this has really tested my resolve! I have 29 days to go (entirely too much time!!) so I am planning a party! I am inviting all my ovarian bearing (past and present) friends to a local Tea House to celebrate the end of periods! The invites are on pieces of paper that I rolled up and put inside of tampon applicators (complete with glueing on the string for easy pull out). We are going to be decorating eggs and even thought about making a pinata in the shape of a uterus. What do you think will be stuffed inside?! If anyone has any other fun party game ideas I would love to hear them!!
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Unread 05-15-2006, 08:41 PM
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Thanks tcprincess. I hadn't thought of that. It is only a cleaning. I won't let him do anything else. My neuro. is always booked way in advance so I am glad that my appt. turned out to be right before my hyst. so I can get his advise about meds. I also need to get my hair cut and colored. Oh how I wish I could find a new hairdresser. Everytime I go to my current one I tell myself I will find a new one but never do. She does an okay job but for the $ she charges it should be fabulous.
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