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How are you pampering yourself before surgery? How are you pampering yourself before surgery?

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Unread 02-03-2012, 07:26 PM
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I went window shopping with a girlfriend the other night and we tried on horribly funny outfits (like with a vest I swear was made from a cookie monster hide) and then took photos. The laughs were the best medicine.

Sunday I'm having my girlfriends over for brunch. Monday I am getting my hair done and Tuesday I'm having tea with a dear friend who can't join us for brunch. Wednesday (the 8th) is my day.

I'm trying to remember to laugh and breathe.
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Unread 02-04-2012, 12:51 PM
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I love these! It makes me happy to think of us all being nice to ourselves--we have to keep it up post-op! Wow--love the massage/pedi in the hospital! And, I, too, am indulging in a few more sweets than usual. Why not... Otherwise I am trying to eat super healthy to keep everything moving through my system (tmi?).

My dw and I are going to our fave sushi/Asian fusion food restaurant tomorrow night for my night-before meal. Tempura fried basil leaves topped with tuna tartar, mango, and macadamia nuts.... Mmmmmm. My parents are here to stay w/ our 3 & 5 y.o. (having surgery in San Francisco a few hours away), and they are pampering me, too. They even offered to defrost our big freezer in the garage so when friends bring meals we have space for leftovers!!! I am a lucky girl!

(mind you, I have to admit to having some trouble sleeping the past few nights, but my preparing for surgery hypnotherapy audiobook helps some)
Unread 02-04-2012, 01:11 PM
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TEMPURA FRIED BASIL LEAVES?? Are you FREAKING kidding me?? that sounds divine! (can do w/out the tuna)
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Unread 02-04-2012, 01:14 PM
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I think you can basically do no wrong with tempura fried anything!!!
Unread 02-04-2012, 01:30 PM
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I just spent a week skiing with a group of girlfriends - got back today - before I go in on Monday... got to get my head around it now!
Unread 02-04-2012, 02:15 PM
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Having my hair done next Thursday and going for a mani/pedi next Sunday after Church. Also, my DH is taking me for All-you-can-eat crab legs on Monday!! Otherwise just trying to breath!
Unread 02-04-2012, 04:24 PM
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Hi- i channeled all my pre op anxiety in party planning and planned an local overnight outing For what turned out to be 20 women! We called it Uteruckus and
Got a group of Hotel rooms in Japantown, san francisco. We had cocktails and then a healing circle where everyone added an oject to a gratitude bowl to support me during healing. From there we went to an amazing Indian rest where i had arranged a pre fixe menu for dinner, though everyone paid for themselves. After dinner, some of the group went to hear a funk band play and dance at local club. The next morning we all went to soak at get massages at a spa conncted to our hotel.

It was a BIG thing to organize...I have 3 small kids and most of my friends have kids too, so coordinating fo chld care, etc was a lot of planning but it was so much fun and it really took my mind off of th upcoming surgery. I also went into surgery feeling sooo loved and supported.

I totally suggest some pre op "shedonism"!
Unread 02-04-2012, 06:15 PM
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Ooh, Kimchi, I love it!! It is true that planning takes the mind off... During my recovery, I am going to work on planning my 40th bday party in May (it is a prom party--the prom you never knew you could have). My task is recruiting "prom committee" members to delegate tasks to (I may have a better time post op of convincing them, haha...).

Just back from my pedi party, which included wine, cheese, and chocolates. Sooo relaxing!

Keep up the pampering!!!
Unread 02-04-2012, 08:46 PM
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Treat yourself girls b4 u get to the other side, enjoy nice hit bubble baths, manipedi, trio to hairdressers girls time, and extra special time with ur fella and time 4 the kids as will be little while b4 u can enjoy things again, spoil yourself rotten, good luck and wishing you speedy recoverys x
Unread 02-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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I had an Im "ovary" this party at a local piano bar with friends. We had to best time and the look on people's faces asking what we were "celebrating" were priceless.

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