Well not really a final post, more like a final post before starting my new lease on life, my final post of the old chapter that includes limits, pain, instability, and unhappiness.
The past few days I was able to finally relax a bit after getting all the major things marked off my to-do list, the only things I had remaining were time-sensitive things that I couldn’t do until the day before like load the car, get hair cut, pack bathroom bag, etc.
After finally getting everything taken care of I headed out and towards Nashville to get checked into the hotel at the hospital where I will be staying for the night. And then it was off to dinner with my hockey family. I haven’t seen most of them since the hockey season came to an end and it was just great to get together and have some fun. It also served it’s purpose of keeping me distracted and not think about what the next day brought. Three hours later we were all walking out with smiles on our faces and stomachs full.
Having gotten back to the hospital I settled in for the night as I messaged friends that were keeping me in good spirits though the night. There was one particular friend though that stuck with me until I finally passed out late last night. She was definitely much appreciated and kept me smiling until I was snoozing.
I didn’t get much sleep last night. I think it was a mixture of the kid before christmas anticipation feeling and then some nerves. Now I don’t feel very nervous, but I do have plenty of nervous energy. Legs are always moving, well shaking.
Now I sit here in my room, still need to take a shower to do another surgical scrub before waiting some more. They are coming to get me at 10:30 local time (about 3.5 hours from now), to take me to pre-op where all the fun begins. Go ahead and give me some drugs so that I can relax a bit and then before I know it I will be waking up with new knees, ready to start my new chapter.
I’m not sure when the next post is going to come after this, it could be tonight, or it could be later this week. I just want to thank everyone who has joined me up to this point and look forward to detailing my new life, it’s going to be a fun and tough journey but I know with my friends and family I will make it through with success.