Well, I’m on my way up to Seattle to get my surgery tomorrow. I’ve got my list of ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts.’ I’ve got my alternate hat to wear after the surgery, in case I don’t like/get tired of the baseball cap. I even brought along a movie of my own, just in case I can watch it. (For anyone wondering, it’s Fellini’s “8 ½,” which is a film I love – but I’m not usually able to clear the time to sit down and watch it).
Overall, I’m not feeling nervous. I feel like everything should go well; I’ve done enough research that I feel confident with my choice to go with Bosley and I’ll get to hang out with my Uncle Tim, who lives in Seattle. He's a singer/sonwriter also. Check out his stuff at timgaron.com.
My list does tell me that I’m supposed to drink 2 – 3 large glasses of water or juice 2 hours before the surgery…which is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. So, I’m not sure if I’m going to pull that one off. I guess I have to set my alarm for 5:30, get up and chug a bunch of water…? I don’t know, we’ll see how that goes. Plus, all I can think of is that I’ll have to get up to pee every 15 minutes for the first hour or two of the surgery. Maybe I’ll just try to drink some water when I get up.
Another thing I’ve got – all buttondown shirts. The list reminds me to avoid any pullovers – which I probably never would have thought about. So, let me just say “thanks” to the list.
Here’s another thing – I asked Bosley if I could videotape the whole procedure, and they said yes. So not only will I have pictures, I’ll have some live video of Dr. making 1800 incisions into my scalp. I figure if nothing else, I can probably sell the footage to that 24-hour surgery channel on cable.
Tomorrow’s the big day! I’ll be posting right afterwards with pictures and video, so stay tuned!