I have been very remiss in checking the msb as of late. Want to thank everyone for the great information and your words of encourgement.
It looks like my surgery will be July 6th @ MA Gen. Hospital. A lot of apprehension my part, but got to get this done. Any sugestions for the recovery period?
Who are your surgeons?
For recovery, take it easy and listen to your body. I found that when I pushed myself one day, I'd have to spend the next day resting more. And for the first time in my life, I took baths instead of showers. Great for relaxing, and it was just too hard to stand to wash. A handheld showerhead made it possible to wash my hair while sitting. Basically, you'll need to rest a lot and expect that you'll feel lousy for a few weeks. But by 6 weeks, I was taking care of my two little boys by myself during the day - not a task for the weak!
If you can, please join us for brunch on April 29th in Worcester. See http://anausa.org/forum/index.php?topic=2914.0
for the details. There will be many of us there who had surgery at MGH. I went to my first brunch about 2 months before my surgery, and it did a lot to help ease my mind.