Monday, July 28, 2008

is this really happening?!

I can't believe this is actually going to happen... I got a phone call from the surgeon today telling me that my surgery is officially scheduled for Friday August 1, at 8:15 in the morning. I'm not ready for this. My brain hasn't really begun to comprehend this whole process, and I'm just not ready to have my back cut open! I'm freaked out and dreading Friday so much. I think the worst thing is that I have to miss the baptism on friday. What a bummer. I'll be in the hospital for two nights after the surgery. The hospital I'm staying in is called the Patience Hospital (I think). It's Dr. Tate's own personal hospital over off of Eureka Way. If anybody's over in that neighborhood, you should stop by and say hello! Thanks to all of the support everybody's been giving me. I couldn't do any of this alone. You guys are so amazing.


jamie ann said...

i'll be praying for you Emily!

thanks for praying for me last night at the stirring :DD

love, Jamie

sarah said...

I've nursed recovering back surgery patients before (well, just one...Matt), so count me in!!!

Becky Moseley said...

And of course, I'll be out of town this weekend, so I won't be able to come visit. Poopy poopy.

But my email address is Can you send me your telly, so I can call sometime as you recover?

P.S. You're very brave.

Annie said...

Emily, I had surgery at Patient's Hospital. It is wonderful. Not only do you get incredible personal attention - the infection rate is about zilch because - ta da - there are no sick people there! Only surgeries. I'm sorry I'll be out of town, because you'll have your own mini-fridge full of snacks! :) I'm holding you in prayer. May God guide the surgeon's hands, may you heal quickly, completely, and without pain. May you be surrounded by the love we ALL feel for you. You are amazing and resilient. Your back will be better than new!

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