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
-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.