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    Monday, October 23, 2006

    Mindless Ramblings

    Mr. Sign and my mother are coming to the hospital with me. I plan on sending my mother on her way as soon as I'm in my room. Otherwise, I will feel like I have to entertain her. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to want to sleep.

    When I'm sick, I just want to be left alone. I don't want anyone around me. If I can sleep, I know I will get better. I don't need anything, except my bed. If I do need something, I'll let someone know.

    My best friend told me that she wants to come to the hospital. I told her that I'm not going to be there long and she can come and see me at home. She informed me last night at a party, that she intends to not only come to the hospital, but she plans on staying the night. I let her know that I was sure they wouldn't let her stay. She's adamant.

    I don't even want my mother there. There's a lot involved with the first night after surgery, including a catheter. I don't need anyone seeing that. Am I wrong to refuse her? Maybe I'm just being a bitch. I know she has me in her best interst. I don't know. *sigh*

    I've been quite emotional today. I go from being teary eyed to dancing in a split second. It seems that everyone wants a piece of me and I just don't have time to give it. Sorry people, I can't solve your problems. I have my own issues to deal with.

    This will be my last post before surgery. I'll see you all on the loser's side.


    jillie said...

    I'm sure it's just your emotional rollercoaster and your friends will understand. Enjoy the peace and quiet (in a hospital? NOT) Good luck! You'll get some rest at home I'm sure.

    Kristen said...

    I wouldn't want anyone around either.......you're not a bitch.

    I'm sending very good thoughts and support your way.

    Good luck!!!

    Anonymous said...

    you've got to put you first. it's as simple as that.

    good luck, and see you soon!

    barman said...

    My first day after I had my full blown gull bladder surgery I was going in and out of contiousness. I had such a hard time keeping my eyes open. You do not need visitors the first day.

    Of course you will be having to do your breating exercises and probably forced to get out of bed and walk around too. That will mean extra pain medication too. If that is true neither will be fun and I don't think you need visitors then either. If anything make an exception and let your friend come day two. You will be much better company. Of course it would be better if they could just wait.

    *hugs* best wishes on Wednesday. Don't worry, I can solve my own problems for now. ;) Oh you ment someone else.

    Danyele said...

    Wishing you all the best for a successful and uneventful surgery! Can't wait to hear from you when you're feeling up to it.

    cadbury_vw said...

    if you don't want other people around for the bodily function part of thinsg that's ok

    even if it is your mom

    you get to control your own body

    she's probably just tryint to express her support and love

    Manny said...

    If your mother is anything like mine was, you might as well save your breath because she's going to stay right there by your side.

    Hang tough and think positive.

    You will be the only one thinking about the catheter.

    DZER said...

    good luck, darlin' ... *smooches*

    gab said...

    Like Barman after my gall bladder surgery I was in and out I later learned I used some pretty foul language to the guy who was my nurse.(blush) worse thing was my daughter brought my 3 grandbabies and I scared the hell outta them. I was super pissed!They didnt need to see their grandma like that nor hear her bad potty mouth. Anyways you arent a bitch for wanting to just be alone! I completely understand. Good Luck hun Our prayers for a fast recovery are with you. I wish I had the nerve to do it. I need to lose badly Dr even said my back might get better if I lost all the extra weight. Hugs!

    SignGurl said...

    Jillie~ The rollercoaster ride is just beginning.

    Kristen~ Thanks!

    Terry~ People are having a hard time with me focusing on me for a change.

    Barman~ It was my friend I was more upset about. She is now waiting until Thursday to come and visit.

    Danyele~Thank you so much!

    Cadbury~ My mother is not good with sick people and she will end up leaving quickly on her own.

    Manny~ See above comment.

    DZER~ Thanks!

    Gab~ I hope I don't get too foul mouthed. I'm not letting my girls see me until I get home. They don't need to see that. Thanks for the prayers.

    Sicilian said...

    You go girl. . . I just stumbled on your blog looking at what Cadbury reads. . . . I think you will be very happy with your decision. . . you tell the family you'll be fine. . . and do what you need to do to be comfortable and feel good. I agree with you. . . . people wear you out when you are not feeling well. . . . tell the nurses and doctors that you wish for privacy and no visitors. . . they can help you with your wishes.

    Nonny said...

    I really wish people would respect your wishes in regards to your surgery. I know I wouldn't want alot of company while I was in the hospital. You'll need them more once you get home anyway.

    I'll be thinking of you often the next couple days Jenn. I know everything will go great.

    Big Pissy said...

    Damn it! I left a comment and blogger ate it!

    I'll be thinking of you too, Jenn. I know how much you've been wanting to do this. I'm excited for you!

    Suze said...

    Jenn, I'm thinking about you. Good luck with the surgery.

    *hugs & kisses*

    crabcake said...

    Jen, that's all normal stuff you feel. This a life altering thing. That's HUGE! Don't worry a second about any of it. Ask your doc to say no visitors. He can take the heat for you. You need "me" time with this. And everyone will be out there waiting when you're ready.

    It's fine. Honest.

    PS. Haven't forgotten you in my prayers kiddo.

    tina said...

    You need to do what is best for YOU and what makes YOU comfortable.

    I think it is always good to have someone with you following surgery - but the only one I want hanging around is my hubby. He is actually a very good *nurse*.

    Can't wait to hear from you next!

    MamaKBear said...

    Hmmmmm...When I had my appendectomy, I WANTED my Mom there, but it was the first surgery I'd ever had and I was kinda a scared little girl. Mom always makes me feel better! Of course, I wanted hubby there too, and if he'd been the only one, that'd been okay too.

    You do what's right for you, that's the important thing! I'll be thinking of you, girl...hope it all goes well! Hugs!

    Sal said...

    Big HUGS and KISSES sweetie!

    ell said...

    i wish you all the best. i don't blame you for not wanting visitors. not one bit. can't wait to hear how it all went.

    the best of luck to you!


    Snow White said...

    LOL You're NOT a bitch! You're a grown up, and you deserve what YOU want! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Can't wait to follow your excellent results! xox

    Manny said...

    I wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you, just in case you stop by before checking in.