At 2:15 today I got a call from Elise telling me that our surgery could be Tuesday, July 13th. I didn't hesitate at all to say that sounded great! So, the plan is to do the surgery on that afternoon. My time in the hospital will probably be a few days. I will then be off work for approximately five weeks. Lonnie will have to stay in the hospital longer -- how long exactly will depend on how his recovery is going. Hopefully he will have a relatively short stay as well. I called Ginger this afternoon to let her know. She told Lonnie that I wanted a date with him on July 13th and that I wanted him to wear a suit and tie. He immediately said, "I suppose she wants flowers too!" Well...of course :-)
Once again things worked out great as my staff all has vacations planned starting that week and ending approximately 4 weeks later. Now we won't have to worry about getting fill-in help from other areas of the clinic. Also, the Nekoosa baseball tournament is scheduled for the weekend before my surgery, so I will get to go to that and help out with the weekend. And I would be neglectful if I didn't mention that July 13th also happens to be my dear friend Lisa Lancour's birthday!
It is so great to finally have a date set in stone. Now we can work on logistics. Lonnie and I need to go together to Froedtert one or two weeks before the surgery for our pre-admission testing and to meet our surgeons. I suppose that technically means the surgery will be our SECOND date!
Thank you to all of my friends and family for your support, kind words, and love! I couldn't do it without you!!