How to Prepare For Surgery
In 2 weeks I will be having surgery which will mean I will be off of my feet for several weeks. This weekend I have been focusing on what I need to do to prepare myself and my household for when I will be incapacitated and unable to do the things that I normally do around the house.
One of the main things that I’m doing is to prepare food. I personally do not want to live off of frozen pizza and ramen noodles for several weeks! My husband can cook but he tends to get in a hurry and doesn’t always follow recipes well.
Yesterday I went on a major grocery shopping trip. I stocked up on a lot of foods that I know he can easily prepare. I also made sure to stock up on meat, frozen veggies, pasta, dried beans, and canned food. Hopefully the only things he will have to go grocery shopping for are the basics like milk, bread, and cereal. (We eat a lot of cereal.)
This week I plan to prepare several meals which can be frozen. All he will need to do is thaw and bake or throw in the Crock-Pot. I plan to make a huge pot of chili, vegetable soup, chicken enchiladas, lasagna, waffles, and some chicken “dump” dinners for the Crock-Pot.
Another step I have taken to prepare for surgery is to do some deep cleaning while I’m still on my feet. From cleaning out the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets, to scrubbing the bathtub and shower walls and dusting in all the corners and nooks and crannies, I have prepared my house. Now all that will need to be done in the upcoming weeks is just basic household tasks, washing dishes and laundry, changing sheets, and sweeping and mopping the floors.
One of the last things I have done to prepare for surgery is to make sure that all of my insurance policies are in place. With my basic health insurance I have made sure that the surgery has approved and authorized. I don’t want any last minute surprises by the insurance company saying that something wasn’t authorized.
I have also met with my insurance agent for my supplemental policies. I have two great policies through Combined Insurance. Combined is an insurance company that has been in business over 90 years. They offer supplemental policies which pay you in the event that you are sick or injured. I am stocked up with claims forms which I will need in the next few weeks as I file claims following my surgery.
Now, I think I have all my ducks in a row and I’m ready for this surgery!