Monday, May 10, 2010

24 hours to go

Its my last day with two beans. As such, I intend to live it up. Now that intention may sound morbid, but I believe that any reason is a good excuse to treat yourself well. I'm starting my day getting a little bit of work done (I teach a graduate course at Tufts starting June 7, so I want to be ahead of the game), then I am going for a mani/pedi, then I have a two-hour massage scheduled and I will top off the day with a mellow mountain bike ride with my LUNA Chix teammates and friends. Sweet day :)

I'm also going to be packing myself a bag for my hospital stay. I was told by my "new" friend Kelly (a fellow living kidney donor) that I should be prepared with some items. My packing list includes:
-sneakers for walking on the MRSA laden floors :)
-bra (I just don't want to be walking around without one....)
-Magazines and books
-Phone charger
-LUNA snacks (hospital food MAY get old......)
-My own tea (Lipton doesn't cut it, I need my foofy herbal tea)
-Hairbrush, deodorant, etc (don't to offend my visitors, or myself!)
-And I may just bring my own pillow to the hospital. Maybe that is a little high maintenance, but I'm OK with that.....I've been told I am going to feel pretty uncomfortable that first night, so I might as well do my best to reduce the discomfort.

I kinda feel like I am prepping for a vacation! And in some ways, I am! When was the last time I was offered breakfast (lunch and dinner) in bed and had free reign of the remote control 24/7? And was expected to relax? And while I won't be served margaritas pool-side, I will have a controllable morphine drip.......I'd say that's a good second prize :). And while I don't mean to make light of the situation, I believe that you have to look at the good side of any situation you are in. Every situation presents itself with opportunities and challenges (no matter how terrible a situation may appear), and I choose to see the opportunities.


  1. good luck Roz! see you tonight.

  2. Good luck tomorrow! I will be praying for both you and your dad.

  3. Good luck tomorrow,hope to see you soon

  4. Honored to be part of your "Last Day With Two Beans" celebration. Good luck!