Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Going Under the Knife and Wedding Plan Updates


I'm getting my tonsils removed tomorrow morning. Yes, I am nervous...not for the procedure but for the ensuing pain to follow. Actually I'm quite curious about the surgery. I wish there was some way I could consciously watch the procedure but still be under the magnificent powers of general anesthesia. Seriously, aren't you curious as to what your removed tonsils and adenoids look like? I am. If I could, I'd keep them in a jar next to my wisdom teeth. Maybe I should incinerate them and keep the ashes...ha, ha. JK

And now I shall quote directly from the pre-operative information sheet. (okay not directly because I don't have it with me at the moment...I'll paraphrase)

Expect a sharp down hill spiral in you recovery 3-4 days following the surgery. It will feel like someone has taken a sharp knife to the back of your throat, oh wait...WE DID. You may also experience a foul odor and taste accompanying your agonizing pain. Your attempts to shut out the stench with Listerine shall be futile as the swift burn to your open wounds will be more than mere mortals can endure...don't plan on kissing your fiance for at least a week :(

Sound like fun?? Yeah I didn't think so...so STOP telling me it's going to be awesome because I can eat ice cream. Guess what, I can already eat ice cream, I've been eating it since I was two! Besides, I getting married in August and the last thing I want on my conscious is a half gallon of rocky road ice cream!


Which leads me to wedding plans. Planning a wedding is NOT fun!

a) Deadlines...to be more exact the deadline of all deadlines August 15th! Obviously I am anxious to get married. But all the stuff I have to do before then feels like an 18 credit semester of marriage prep!

b) Planning a wedding might be fun...but planning a wedding on a budget is not fun! It's hard.

c) Dress shopping is the worst! You know when you go shopping for something specific like a brown knit vest to go over your blue and white striped button up shirt? Do you think you're going to find exactly what you're looking for? NO...it's a universal law of shopping! Of course you will find many other great things but not what you're looking for...and if by chance you get lucky you will realize it's $150.00 at Banana Republic, all for a dumb vest! Yeah, that's what dress shopping feels like...I have to buy a white dress that I'm supposed to look exquisite in! So far it ain't happening.

But I don't want to be a total downer...it will make Chris feel bad, and probably my mom too. We have pinned down the location of our reception, our photographer, and our honey moon destination. So some progress is better than none right! Besides, I'm a self proclaimed procrastinator so I'm sure it'll all come together in the end.


Vanessa, Zac and Noah said...

first of all...congrats!! How exciting! Be sure to send us an announcment and if your honeymoon plans require departing fro a cruise in Florida, you have a place to stay and transportation!:) Also, I had my tonsils out at 18....I won't go into details but it was NOT a positive experience! But I have never had strep throat since so that's the trade off!

sojay said...

You are hilarious!

Tammy said...

I am so sorry my cousin never got back to me! Where are you having it at? You are right, planning a wedding is the most stressful thing EVER! Call me, we can chat ans I can help you! Come here ans look for dresses!