Before I talk about my experience the day of surgery, I want to share that I had a wonderful family vacation/reunion to celebrate my Mom's 85th birthday in Estes Park, Colorado. There were 25 of us together for a week of fun and seeing the amazing sites of that area. It's so beautiful and I felt like it was a gift from God. I was so thankful to not only to be with my dear family (Mom, husband, my two sons and their families, and my sisters and their families) for a week but I was able to view God's nature and it's beauty. It was exactly what I needed before coming home to face surgery.
We arrived home from vacation the evening of July 30. That gave me one full day to get my affairs in order so I could rest and recuperate after surgery. There wasn't anything very unusual about that day. I was beginning to feel a bit of apprehension about going under the knife and having a part of my body removed but I would say that is pretty normal. There is a scripture that I bring to mind anytime I feel myself becoming overly anxious about anything. It is Philippians 4:6-7. "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." It really helps put things in perspective.