Surgery Postponed - Thanks, Covid!
I was all squared away for outpatient surgery (bi-lateral mastectomy) this past Monday, 6/13. Had coverage scheduled at work for a month (no mean feat in live radio), got a negative PCR test the Thursday before surgery, supplies laid in, house cleaned, meals prepped in the freezer, help scheduled to pop over post-surgery.
And woke up Saturday morning with a fever, headache, and horrible sore throat. Took a home Covid test, and it was a very strong positive.
Needless to say, I had to cancel surgery. And now I have to wait for a negative PCR test before they’ll even reschedule. The next possible date is no earlier than 7/19, and considering how long the virus can show up on PCR tests, I’m not going to count on it.
More than anything, I’m just annoyed. I was absolutely ready to go, everything prepared at home, mentally set for surgery and recovery. And now it’s back to waiting. I’m just hoping I can shed the worst of the virus quickly and get back on the schedule.