Well, my surgery date is fast approaching, July 23. I am basically isolating until then and trying to control my anxiety. I am not sure what is making me so anxious, the surgery itself or the worry that something is going to crop up, or we won’t get to the hospital on time (a two hour drive), or what Implant I will be receiving … they still haven’t informed me … how strict the Covid protocols will be … will my eyeglasses and hearing aid for my ‘good’ ear be close at hand when I wake up … I think I am being a bit of a baby.
On the plus side, I was told that my husband will be able to accompany me into the hospital and wait inside, thanks to our province entering a third phase of re-opening. He has not been allowed through all my appointments, and I have really struggled to hear what is said to me because of masks. I think that has been my biggest stressor - and everyone on this forum can relate to that due to the last year and a half!
I guess I could use some positive encouragement from those who have gone before me. I will be so glad when I am on the other side of this.