Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Big Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, the excess skin on my lower body is going the way of the Saber Tooth Cat and Wooly Mammoth.

Yesterday I met with Dr. Katzen for the first time in person.  The appointment went great and I went away really feeling at ease about the surgery.  The recovery is what I am dreading now.  I am going to be out of commission for quite some time.  But it will all be worth it!

So tomorrow I have to be at the surgical centre at 6am.  Once the surgery starts, I will be under for up to 9 hours.  After surgery, I will be transported by ambulance to Pearl Recovery Retreat.  A fancy-schmancy recovery place that is in a hotel.  I will be there for two nights and Matt is also able to stay with me.  Then we will return back to our rental suite where I will recover for two weeks in a very lovely remote controlled lazyboy recliner. 

Fingers crossed that everything goes according to plan and that I heal very well after surgery.  We will have internet access at the surgical centre (well Matt will) and also at the recovery centre.  I am sure there will be heaps of updates!

My inbox has been filled with well-wishes and I am very thankful for the incredible support I have.  Thank you everyone!

Getting nekked at my pre-op appointment!

Saber Tooth Cat!  The La Brea Tar Pits are fantastic.

Scary as shit injections.  But they prevent clotting, so all for a good reason.

Happy narcotics!  Wooowweee!  I am going to be crazeeeee!

All of that will be gone!  Hello new flat tummy and brand new belly button!

I am going to look some different!  My hard work is really paying off.


Megan said...

Wishing you all the best Kara!
Big hugs all around!

-N- said...

Nine hours, wow. I know where your luxury hotel/care centre is, I bike past it once a week, nice looking place! Good luck with surgery, and I'll be listening for the big splash down at the tar pits when you send your decommissioned flesh to swim with the fossils ...

Nita said...

You are one brave lady. Sending happy, healing thoughts your way!

Johanna said...

been thinking of you all day. you are so amazing- best best best wishes for a speedy recovery. xox

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for an update-I have followed your story for along time. I hope you are doing well and on your way to recovery. God Bless!