Whelp. It’s official. My Open Heart Surgery has been scheduled for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 2013. I chose the week of Thanksgiving break so that I can take off from work during the time in between Thanksgiving and winter break, then come back to work, ready to go after the New Year. This would minimize the number of days that I will be out.
When I was on the phone with my coordinator from the surgeon’s office, I asked about available days on the week of Thanksgiving. She replied with, “Yes, Monday the 25th, would you like me to schedule?…. sir? hello?…” I couldn’t answer. I was thinking, is there maybe a better day? Would I rather it be after winter break? Is it better on a tuesday? My fear had my tongue. I realized that this surgery was going to happen and it didn’t matter when. Just get it over with.
“Yes, November 25th is fine, thanks.” I replied.
There. Done. Open heart surgery scheduled. Another stepping stone. Next step: My coordinator will ask my surgeon & cardiologist if they think I need an Angiogram. What’s that you say? An Angiogram is when they stick a tube into your heart from your groin to determine the size of bulges and blockages in arteries. So in case you were wondering the way to a man’s heart, in this case, it’s the groin. Cheers.