It's been a fairly drawn out process, but I finally have my surgery date! Pre-approval came through on Monday and yesterday, the nurse called me to say they were ready to schedule me. I am going to have this done on November 15th. That is 2 weeks away! This Thursday I need to go have my pre-op appointment. They will run some lab work, and EKG and I am not sure what else. Then after that, I will meet with the surgeon and he will do my last exam before surgery. I also do not know what to expect at that appointment, but at this point, I am up for what they bring.
What a relief to have it in the works now!
I feel like I have a lot to do before. I am not even sure where to start, but I think it's going to be quite a ride. Oh! The nurse did say the doctor would prefer 4-6 weeks before returning to work. I told her that my work will pay for the full 6 and she advised that be what I take then. With that being the case, since the 11th is a holiday, the 10th is my last day of work. I have tons of stuff to get done at work before I leave. It looks like I won't be back until the Tuesday after Christmas.
Its time to get ready for work, so I will just leave this here.