So… pretty much everyone I know is aware that I’m getting surgery soon… and that it was happening in lieu of my first internship.  My knee surgery (surgeries?) has finally been fully and officially scheduled.  My manager, Stephanie, has been ridiculously supportive (even though I’ll be out a chunk of Christmas) and has been more than ready to help me out.  Reed Group, the intermediary between my job at Cost Plus World Market Corporate and myself and my surgeon, has given me the go ahead, stating in a very quick, less-than-five-minute conversation that I fulfilled all the requirements for protected leave… I may even get some of my paycheck while I’m otherwise incapacitated.

I scheduled for October 24 so my mother would be home to help take care of me during my recovery and… well, now that it’s so close on the horizon, I really want to postpone it as much as possible.  I really wish I didn’t have to do this.  On October 24, I’m going under for the third time in my 25 years of life to treat a problem that will, in all actuality, probably never be fixed.

So this is my post at midnight on September 24.  I’m conflicted.