Tuesday, November 24

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow...

Anyone recognize the tune? Yep. Sung by the cute Little Orphan Annie.

Did I ever mention I tried out to be in a local production of Annie when I was about 9? This was a very bad idea for a variety of reasons.

I can't sing.

I can't act.

Did I mention I can't sing? Singing is kind of the point of a musical.

I was so petrified when it was my turn to sing with the piano that you couldn't even hear me OVER the piano. In retrospect, that was probably a blessing given how well I don't sing.

Oops, got off on a tangent there.

So, tomorrow. Tomorrow is the big day. I'm starting to flip out a bit. Like most sane people, I'm not too keen on surgery. The whole cutting me open bit makes me a bit squeemish. And I don't do well with anesthesia. I tend to vomit and have a hard time coming out of it. Fortunately, most of the anti-nausea drugs work pretty well for me, so I am hopeful I don't have a tough time with it this time.

Today is clear liquids only. The usual suspects plus I'm allowed to have apple juice. WOOHOO for apple juice! I don't even like apple juice, but it tastes pretty darn heavenly this morning after two weeks of protein shakes.

I am working until about 2:30, then it's off to the derm to remove my stitches and hopefully get the all clear on the melanoma front, then to pick up a few odds and ends at the store, and then HOME to pack and chill with the kids. My mom is coming tonight to stay with the kids, as DH will be staying with me.

I'm sure I'll check back in before tomorrow. I tried to find out last night if the hospital has wireless or not, but we'll probably take the laptop regardless. I sure hope it does - what will I do without the internet?!?!?!


  1. Oh good luck, Amanda.. I will be thinking of you and next time we hear from you, you will be banded!! How exciting. I can't wait for you. Welcome to Bandland!!!!!! xxxx

  2. Good Luck! Hope to hear from you once you feel up to it!

  3. I will be "there" with you tomorrow. Everything is going to go fabulously. Think of all the beautiful things that will come from tomorrow.

    I wish you all the best. Let me know how you are doing.

    Take care,


  4. Good luck, I know it will go well. Your Annie story cracked me up...my kids LOVE that movie, in fact my daughter was Annie for halloween!

  5. Good luck and hope all goes swimmingly well-- see you on the other side of it!!

  6. good luck! will keep you in my thoughts today! see you on the portside!