Actually, I’m glad that the surgery had to be rescheduled for much earlier. Yes, my vacation had to be cut short but it’s good not to have anything looming ahead of me any longer. I’m not a patient person, and it’s much easier for me just to get it over with.
I was worried Klara wouldn’t understand why I suddenly can’t pick her up or come get her from school. I play-acted the situation with dolls, showing her how a doll gets surgery and then can’t pick up the baby dolly for a while. And she understood it extremely well. She’s a very bright child.
My sister and niece are arriving on Monday to help me with Klara. I can’t be left alone with her at all because I can’t lift her.
I can’t wait to get back to work.