Friday, October 07, 2011


I had a pre-op appointment this morning. Again.

I was scheduled for surgery in June. But everything fell apart the week of my pre-op appointment. Our health coverage changed and we found out there had been a mistake in the scheduling. My surgeon would show up at one facility and I would show up at another, and we had to scramble to get temporary coverage in place. After going back and forth for weeks with no surgery date, I finally decided to start the surgery process all over with our new health care providers.

So here I am again. I was eager for the surgery last time. Not for the experience, but for the fix. I am still eager, but I'm afraid to jinx it. I don't want to spend another several months saying "What? I can't hear you" and missing interesting conversations.

I feel a lot more prepared this time around. My new surgeon gave me lots and lots of information. I know, in detail, what she is going to do and how she is going to do it. I have a better understanding of what is going on my ear both before, during, and after the surgery.

So, next week I'll start saying "Could you please keep it down?" instead of "Can you please speak up?"

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