Signing off for now but will post updates regularly.
Blog from Maureen:
Mindfulness or "present focussed awareness" is an incredible thing. It got me to this day being able to enjoy my time with family and friends with only the most appropriate amount of consideration to what's to come tomorrow.
With that said, yesterday was a weird one. I woke up knowing summer for us was over and it was time to move forward. I couldn't seem to get myself in the space I needed to be to get packing and preparing for the surgery. I actually had to go back to one of my how to prepare for surgery blogs and read my own tips. It wasn't until 10pm the night before leaving that my clothes were packed and perhaps only then because I had them all on my bed, and I wanted to go to bed.
I woke today with the worst headache and it continued throughout the day. I wasn't able to get comfortable for the drive and it made it that much longer. Finally arriving in Toronto we met Jerri and went to a quiet Italian restaurant for a late dinner. Meg arrives later tonight.
It's an early start and I wish sleep would come for me. I'm grateful that Barry is sleeping beside me because he has a long day tomorrow.
What I know for sure is being mindful has helped tremendously with this process, it doesn't mean I haven't worried or been afraid. I have been both, but was able to put it in prospective most of the time.
Thanks for reading friends. My family will do daily updates.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.