The surgery date has been set and, G-d willing, I will have my surgery on April 23rd.
My surgery visualization cd has me visualize all the support people in my life along with magical beings and guardian angels filling up the entire surgery room. Their role is to surround the surgeon, anesthesiologist and assistants in order to keep their vibe caring, gentle and respectful toward me. I hear my surgeon and all his assistants excitedly saying to each other what a great job he's done and my body cooperates fully by slowing down my bleeding.
So in order to help me visualize all of your faces there with me, I have posted more photos of those of you who are on this site regularly but haven't sent me a photo of you. If you don't like the photo I posted, I will delete it - just let me know by email. Or you can send me a photo you'd like me to put up instead of the one I picked. You can check to see if I put your photo up by clicking on Photo Gallery at the top of the page and then click on your photo to see it larger. I was only able to post photos of those of you I could find photos of.
For the rest of you, I would love to get photos to post, if you don't mind. I know I said this before that you don't have to participate and I just ran right over any wishes by posting my own without asking you if it's ok first. I hope you can forgive me and know you are contributing to my healing by letting me peruse the photos whenever I need to remember how many there are of you supporting me.
And thanks to my brother, Larry, who was talking to one of my high school buddy's brothers about me, I was contacted by 4 of my friends from high school who are now participating on these caringpages. Hey, Christy, Katie, Debbie, and Judy, didn't any of us take photos when we met last at the reunion? If so, send me some and I'll post them too. I so appreciate that you are with me now.
So, I have all my relatives' photos up, and now I just need more of my friends and I'll be all set.
I'm still running high on the Decadron and I have to take it tomorrow too. I expect to start to crash tomorrow night or Friday for a few days and then go into a depression next week. So I've scheduled one of those free massages on Monday (she's coming to my house!) and acupuncture on Tuesday, and another free massage on Wednesday. That should see me through my worst days if I have any this time. The kids will be off from school for the break and that should keep me up. And we plan to take them to Point Lobos on Thursday morning (before the crowds get there) and then to Phil's Fish Market for lunch on the way back home.
Geoff and Aimee should be getting some good photos from that trip, so those of you on Geoff's email list for his blog should look forward to photos from our trip.
Hope you have a good rest of the week and weekend. I'll be in bed watching lots of TV. And I've got a DVD too.