Post Edited (hep93) : 4/26/2008 12:36:21 AM (GMT-6)
Connie Welcome back. Isn't it amazing when you go ahead and do something you are not sure about afterwards you are so sure you could do it again and again. I am always so proud of myself!! I am so impressed you can remember all your old friends. I can barely remember their names. Anyway welcome back and I'm so glad you had a great time.
“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
June, no...it was only 1 friend! LOL! She was my BEST friend at 13 and ever since. We have stayed in touch over the years, even though she's still in NY and I'm in FL. I barely remember anyone else in my HS. And everyone else I knew has moved away or died.
JoAnn, I have had a great feeling of confidence since that trip. It really was good for me to know that I could take a trip like that alone and be fine.
I canceled the visit with the P.A. today, as I've basically recovered from whatever bug I've had for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Hallelujah! Still waiting for my definite surgery date.
Hugs to all,
It really was a fantastic trip, Butterfly! I'm hoping to do it again in Sept.!
I'm a little bummed by the fact that my surgery will not be until the end of the month. The week of the 12th, when I was supposed to have the surgery, my doctor will be out of town. So they've scheduled me for pre-op testing on the 28th of May, with surgery on Thurs., the 29th. I'll probably be inpatient for a few days...but in the beautiful new Mayo Hospital.
In the schedule that was sent to me, I noticed I've also been scheduled for an EGD in early July, looking for possible varices, and a couple of other tests, plus a f/u visit with my hepatologist. I know this is a prelude to hep C treatment, but I feel I need a little more time to recover from the hernia surgery before they start assaulting me again. So I'll call and try to reschedule to Aug.
Hi Connie. You and I have not conversed before but I became inthrawled with your message. If you can tackle the airport, flight and a week in NYC you can tackle anything. What an adventure and test of wills. Don't let this aweful thing keep you from doing ANYTHING you want. You are bigger and stronger and trips like this prove it. When you left to visit NY you chose NOT to be a victim. Today you proved it.
Post Edited (hep93) : 5/10/2008 1:43:08 PM (GMT-6)