Don't feel guilty about doing something special for yourself or asking not to be disturbed while you take a long, hot bath; watch a movie or visit with a friend you haven't seen in a while. Think of some luxuries you don't typically indulge in and put a few on your calendar. In fact, think of at least one thing for each week before your surgery. Make a list, write it down, put it on your refrigerator, and make definite plans to complete these. Schedule the time just like you would any other important appointment or meeting. Make sure that you do each one; these are your rewards to yourself!

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