feeling better about surgery

well, i think i was looking for any excuse not to have surgery when i was feeling sorry for myself. The Dr. called to answer some of my questions, of which, one was- how long do i have without surgery. The answer was 1 year, maybe 18 months. That definitly helped me come to better terms with it. I also know there won't be this nagging pain anymore ( i hope  ) and no more bladder infections every other month. I am still nervous about the length of surgery with my emphysema- my tests show severe lung obstruction. getting used to my plumbing being on the outside shouldn't be so bad,as, i know it will help me feel better in the long run. please pray for me-surgery is Janurary 7th. Thank-you

Linda Troxell Author