I kind of had the same problem but it was with my own Mom; she means well but ...well...you know...so when I went in the hospital for my colectomy I bought an ipod and downloaded a bunch of music, books and even movies. I became addicted to it while I was there and when I came home; or at least that's what people thought because I always had it on but it was my excuse to keep out the sounds in the hospital and I said it helped me to rest. But it really helped me so that I didn't have to listen to you know who!!!!!
Just an idea if you don't have one. I will definitely keepyou in my prayers.
Thanks to everyone here, I appreciate it...She is here now, and today I am going to rest and prep, pack and meditate. Luckily I will be out of it for the first few days...then the difficulty will start. I decided to have my minister friend over as much as possible - she is like a vampire with that cross staring her in the face and backs away! hehehe (just kidding).
Wish me luck, I am going to need it as it is a very complex surgery.
love to all