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BA Consultation tomorrow

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by , 09-10-2008 at 09:19 AM (605 Views)
I have been looking into getting a BA for about 6 years now, and every time I schedule a consult I cancel it a week or so before because I am so scared. Well this time, I haven't chickened out, my consult is tomorrow and I plan on going.

Although I am extremely nervous and unsure of what to ask/do. When scheduling the consultation, I also scheduled my Pre-Op and surgery date!!! They were great at getting me in so soon. Tomorrow- Consultation, Next Thursday - Pre Op, and wed. Sept. 24th surgery!!! Fast... very fast...

I really didn't think it was going to be such a big deal, I though I'd go in have the surgery and a few days later be a bit sore but that's it. Now that I have researched this, I know it will be at least a month until I feel a little normal.
How do I prepare for this? freeze food a few days before the surgery for my Hubs and I.

How am I going to shower? I have heard stories that I wouldn't be able to wash my own hair?!?!? So then do I have the hubs do it for me? for a month?!?

I work at a call center, I took Wednesday the 24th (surgery), 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th off. That Monday I am scheduled to go back to work. Am I going to be ready? I mean its not a labor demanding job. All I do is sit at my computer all day and answer phones. I wonder if I need to take more time off.

Also, do I have my husband come to the consult with me? I would like him to go but I think he will have to work. I really want him to understand everything about the surgery and recovery. I am afraid if I go without him and only tell him the precautions that I need to take post-op that he will think I am just trying to get out of doing the house work. I don't want him to do everything in the house, but if I cant lift, move well, sweep, mop ect. then I cant. I'd rather him hear that from the doctor so he knows its the valid truth then hear it from me and think I am lying.

Overall. Today. I am scared. Very scared of what's to come. But deep down I do hope I don't run away this time. I want to get this done, and I think I will benefit so much from it.

I still have a lot to think about, a lot to work on. Tomorrow will be fine.

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