This morning I met with my surgeon and his PA. I have his nurse’s direct number, and I have talked to my financial man. I feel very confident about my medical team.
In theory, my first surgery will take place sometime in May. It will be my left knee. My husband will take time off to help care for me.
Since DD27 will have a week of vacation at the end of August-beginning of September, I hope to have my right knee done August 23rd or 24th.
But none of that is what I want to talk to you about. Today I want to talk to you about vision and intention.
The March 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping was waiting for me at the doctor’s office. Helen Phillips (Biggest Loser winner, season 7) is the cover story. She has been a role model for me since she first came across my radar. I’d never watched the show before she won. Now I’m one of the faithful.
Helen looks great. Although she’s 10 years younger than I am, I can picture myself in her pink and black workout outfit. I can picture myself working out like she did. That’s what I am going to focus on.
I am holding the intention that I will come thru the surgery with flying colors and without complications. My pain will be manageable. I will be able to walk unsupported by the time I have my post-op visit.
I visualize myself walking down the stairs. I visualize myself walking on the treadmill. I visualize myself leg pressing 110 pounds. I visualize myself releasing this excess weight.
I am training myself not to say ‘lose’. You lose your keys, you lose your way; these things you want to find. I want to release this weight, so that it can never find me again.
I am building a vision board for this surgery, so that (when the pain is bad) I will have a visual reminder of WHY I am doing this. I am holding the intention that easily handle the pain and discomfort.
I am a petite body-builder who happens to be carrying some weight just now. I am a can-do spirit in a get-it-done body.