December 05, 2012

Counting Down...

Dear Readers, in case I have not yet made you aware of this, I am now scheduled for exploratory surgery on January 3rd, by means of which my doctors hope to finally identify--and correct--the source of my medical woes throughout 2012.  Now, not only is there a countdown to Christmas quietly ticking in my head, but there is a much more insistent date staring at me, always standing in large, bold print in my mind's eye.  I am really just a big kid, and never outgrew the wonder and thrill of Christmas, so I'm doing my best not to obsess about things, indeed not to think about the surgery any more than absolutely necessary until I've enjoyed far more Christmas goodies than I should have, had the fun of opening my presents, and delighted in watching my family open the presents I chose for them.  Hence, the appearance of things like coloring and candy corn

Still...it keeps hovering in the background...

tick, tock...tick, tock...


Photo by Wolfgang Glock

7 comments:

  1. Hey JNCL, Christmas IS a special and thrilling time... and it's wonderful to be able to connect with ones inner child... more adults should try it!
    Exploratory surgery? Sounds so vague... I'm sending positive vibes your way------ WHOOSH-----

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    1. Yes, the vagueness of this invasive procedure does nothing to boost my confidence, I must admit, but my inner child and my 3-year-old daughter are hanging out, having fun together and ignoring the whole thing whenever we can. Thanks for the positive vibes--I certainly need them!

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  2. Big stuff. I hope it goes really well and helps you feel much better in 2013! I will think good thoughts at you and hope to see you here more after that. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Jean. You've been a great source of encouragement this year. Hopefully, as you say, I'll be able to call the shots in my blogging life in 2013, instead of my phantom illness getting to boss me around anymore!

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  3. I hope the exploratory gets you some answers and a solution to your troubles. I'll be remembering you come the New Year.

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  4. At least you have time to prepare, Campbell. Believe it or not, it's a great blessing to be able to prepare for something like this

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    1. Oh, don't I know it, my friend. I've had two emergency surgeries in my life--gallbladder removal and a C-section--and I was thinking just the other day what a novel experience it will be to do this according to medical protocols for a change, all the prep work and everything.

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