Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Yet Another Delay

I'm beginning to feel like a broken record. Every time I have an appointment with Dr. Furie, I tell folks that is when my surgery will be scheduled. And, every time I actually see Dr. Furie, he has a reason not to schedule my surgery.

I went to see said doc yesterday, fully expecting to schedule my surgery for next week, and was foiled yet again by the good doctor. No, I didn't punch him in the face like I announced I would. He just wants me to see another doctor -- one who has performed my special kind of hip replacement surgery 100s of times.

Okay. I get that. Dr. Minter will work with Dr. Furie on my custom acetabulum cup -- some kind of thing they will make once they've opened me up. Mine is a special case, not your normal everyday hip replacement, so special things need to be done for me.

One thing Dr. Furie said that I will be holding on to until my surgery finally is scheduled is that "is what we need to do to get you back to normal."

Normal? You mean I'll actually get there some day?

Okay, I can wait a little longer for normal.

So, sometime before Thanksgiving, folks. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Work work work

It's been a busy couple of weeks at Treats. I don't often mention my day job in this forum, but it is spilling out into my after-five life these days. We are preparing for our fall event, where around 3,000 corporate real estate and workplace professionals will arrive in Atlanta for a few days of education, networking, and drinking. I am excited for this event to be over, partly because I won't be so swamped with writing scripts and editing the magazine and all the minor details I have to make sure are completed. Mostly, though, I can't wait for it to be over because right after the Atlanta event I'll have my final surgery that should take care of the pain I've been having.

I'm really glad the event is in Atlanta this fall, because traveling would be really difficult for me at this time. By the time our spring event comes around in San Diego, I should be fully healed and easily able to travel. I'm glad, too, because I'm excited about going to San Diego. And, a week or two after I return from California, I head off to Scotland to wallow in all things wool. Not a bad way to go through life...

It's finally beginning to feel like fall here in Atlanta, and I'm motivated to sew up all the pieces I've knitted this year and turn them all into sweaters and whatnot. I've finished two things this week alone, and I can think of three more that I can work on next week. Then, I can start on some new stuff!