A beautiful day in San Mateo as I went about my tasks -
nothing like Mumbai traffic and madness!
It's been a busy week for me. I finished up my preparation for tomorrow's right total shoulder replacement. I saw Dr. Yan, my primary care provider, the middle of last week for my preop physical and EKG - good to go in that department, then went yesterday for a chest x-ray and type and crossmatch - though I don't anticipate needing any blood. I expect all will go as smoothly as it did when I had my left shoulder done two years ago. I am so ready for this operation since I have been in so much pain for the past year. I know recovery will be a little more difficult since I won't be able to use my dominant hand for awhile ...Thanksgiving is out for me since I'll only be a week postop and I won't be up for a drive to Sacramento and hanging out all day with everyone. I'll relax at home, maybe have a turkey TV dinner, a vodka martini, and a long snooze!
Did a few last minute tasks today, filled the car with gas, got a manicure and pedicure, prepared my advanced directive for health care, finished filling out hospital forms, went out for spicy Chinese food and did laundry.
I am really excited about one thing! For the first time in over five years, I will be going on a cruise. My good friend, Kris Bleything and I will be doing the fourteen day transatlantic crossing April 16th from Tampa to Barcelona on Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas. After a week in Barcelona, she will come with me to India for a month. Of course, I am planning to stay a few months but I am so excited to have a friend along with me for a little while - the first time I'll be able to show off "the country of my heart" to one of my American friends.
Even nicer is that we'll spend a couple of days with my friend, Charlene, in Tampa, to start off our journey.
Well, enough chatter ... time to do my last minute check list and try to get a good night's sleep before my surgical adventure tomorrow. At least Doctor Dreamy aka John Belzer, MD, is my orthopedist!
The sunset sky above my friend's condo with just a sliver of a moon.