Today the mail brought more new seeds. I've already updated the seed stash page, but now we have:
American Highbush Cranberry
Wild Black Cherry
Five Spot (Nemophila maculata)
Rainbow Mixed Coleus
Cape Gooseberry / Ground Cherry
Purple Crystal Pepper
I'm hoping I can talk Tony into drilling some holes in some containers tomorrow. He has the day off and I'm not impressed with the new drill. If he can drill the holes in several containers I can work on winter sowing over the next week. It would be nice to get some more containers out of the house. They're starting to pile up a bit.
I heard back from the doctor's office yesterday. The insurance could take anywhere from 14 up to 30 business days to decide if they want to cover the surgery, and they don't have my doctor's schedule for next month yet. They'll call me when they have both a timeline from the insurance, and the February schedule from my doctor. Looks like a February hysterectomy for me!
Perhaps I'm strange, but the looming surgery and all the possible complications don't scare me at all. The 24-48 hour clear liquid diet prior to surgery is a bit of a challenge and I'm not looking forward to it, but it is do-able. But the part that really has me losing sleep at night and stressing out is the fact that she wants me to do this with a spinal block, not general anesthesia. She assured me that they'd give me good medicine that will make me so loopy I won't feel the spinal, and I'll be "groggy" or "drowsy" through the entire procedure. I'm terrified of that spinal injection. If anyone else out there reading this has had this surgery (hysterectomy) with a spinal instead of general anesthesia, please let me know how it was. I'm really nervous about the needle part of this.