Tomorrow is the day I have been waiting for since August. It is the day that my parotid gland will finally be removed and I will no longer suffer from the pain that it causes me.
There have been some good days and there have been some bad days, mostly bad days. There was a whole week when I didn’t have any pain at all and I started wondering if perhaps I should just not have the surgery and live with it, but then the pain would come back and that would confirm that I do in fact want to continue with the surgery.
I have been quite depressed lately, not just because of the pain that I’ve had, but also because of the fact that I am having surgery 1 week before Thanksgiving and I will have a fresh scar on Thanksgiving day. If we were staying at home or visiting family that wouldn’t be a big deal, but we always go to Golden Corral for Thanksgiving. It’s just easier and less expensive. I’m not depressed about the fresh scar anymore because I’m sure it will be fine in a week. I don’t know that for a fact, but I’m sure it will be fine.
I will have a tube (I don’t know how they are going to do that, will there be like an IV port coming out of my neck?) draining fluids for 7 days which will be removed the day before Thanksgiving. I can deal with that. I mean, it’s only a week, right? I don’t have any plans on leaving the house during that week. I plan on lots of bed rest and catching up on my reading. I’ve neglected my Nook for such a long time, it’s time for an excuse to read a book or two, or three.
Anyway, I’m not scared or nervous. I’m sure it will all work out and I will take pictures when it’s over and more pictures next week when the tube is removed the day before Thanksgiving to show how much I’ve healed.