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Unread 08-06-2007, 10:10 AM
Approaching panic mode

In less that 24 hours, I will be going in for my TAH. Today is not off to a good start. My Mom, scheduled to arrive at 9:30 this morning, called me at 5:30 this morning to let me know her flight has been cancelled. She is rebooked on an early evening flight. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this flight isn't delayed or cancelled. Of course, my two 7-year olds woke up when the phone rang, and the fighting started about 5 minutes later. My daughter has been on a complete tear since waking up. I am seriously considering having her stay in her room all day today, as I just can't deal with it right now. I had planned to get my hair cut today and do some shopping to get things I will need during recuperation. I also need to finish one work project today. I am self-employed, so don't have anyone to pass it down to. I had really hoped to not have a stressful day today, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I am also getting worked up about the surgery, and my stomach is in knots right now. I think it's going to be a very long day. Thanks for letting me vent.
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Unread 08-06-2007, 10:19 AM
Approaching panic mode

Can you talk to your kids and tell them Mommy needs everyone to be on their best behavior? Sometimes that does the trick (for a bit anyway). I can sympathize with the fighting I still remember that with mine.

Try hiding in the bathroom for a soak in the tub for a bit, maybe put on a DVD for the kids (I didn't stick mine in front of the TV but there are times you need it) maybe go rent one they've wanted to see?

I wish I could help you out. Your mom will be there as soon as she can be and that will help take some of the stress off.

See if a friend could watch your kids for you so you can get your hair cut - you need to have some pampering today!
Unread 08-06-2007, 10:21 AM
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Just typical. These things are sent to test us. I know it's easier to say, but do try to take things easy, do things in your stride ad what can't be done won't matter.

Good Luck for tomorrow xxx
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Unread 08-06-2007, 10:46 AM
Approaching panic mode

Take a deep breath sweetheart. Everything is going to be all right!

I'm sorry your kids are being difficult today. They probably sense your nervousness and tension and are worried about you. Kids are so perceptive, aren't they?

Go get your hair done, do your shopping, and try to distract yourself today. Your mom will arrive in plenty of time for your surgery and in 24 hours, you will be on the other side. We can't wait to see you when you get here!

Big hugs,
Unread 08-06-2007, 11:36 AM
Approaching panic mode

Dear specialkx2

There was a time when I was worried about a particular event taking place in my life. A very wise person, my younger sister, asked me if it would do any good to worry about it, would it change anything? I said, "No, it won't."
"Then don't", she said. Take time for yourself today. Do only the things that are really important, everything else can wait. Sit down and relax and enjoy your children. Tomorrow will come, whether we worry or not. I am also scheduled for tomorrow. I know we will be fine. Maggie
Unread 08-06-2007, 06:50 PM
Approaching panic mode

Don't you know the folklore??? It's a proven fact... bad day before surgery means a very successful, easy surgery day! Come on ... that's known throughout the world! Take care. You are going to do GREAT! NONE of us got all we wanted to get done the night before. Hang in there. I'm all for the poster's idea about using TV. Those of us that didn't rely on that all the time have free reign to use it in emergencies now!
Unread 08-06-2007, 10:37 PM
Approaching panic mode

to you. Here's hoping your mom's flight goes as scheduled tonight.

Remember -- we're all pulling for you. Just think -- soon you'll be on the road to recovery.
Unread 08-06-2007, 11:32 PM
Approaching panic mode

Hang in there girl!

I too was hoping to have everything ready to go, be prepared for it all...but thanks to my 2-3 day bowel prep prior to surgery, I spent most of that time feeling cruddy and on the toilet!

Do what you can do, the house can wait. For me, when my girls fight it is worse than fingernails on a chalkboard, I cant stand the sound and stresses me to the max. I'm so glad your mom is able to come and help out. I hate asking for help but I was so grateful to have the help while I was out of it.

Keep your chin up, and be an active part of the team to get yourself better. Focus on the healing, and take your time. When you get home, find a friend or neighbor to take the kids for a couple hours so you can have your nap. You'll need one! Take care!

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