Was awake very early with dreadful "tummy troubles"and by the time Dave came in to eat his breakfast with me before he set off for school I was hallucinating in a mildly entertaining fashion....
Mum "I'm really worried about today Dave...."
Dave "Why's that then mum?"
Mum "Today's the day I have to have my operation...."
Bless Dave he reassured me it was in fact all over and full marks for not responding that yes, it was likely to be a slightly painful day...
Just Judith and Keith in the house today - Ian's sister and her hubby. Must publically thank them for giving up a week of their time to come and stay. They have worked so hard shopping cooking and cleaning. Judith admits to never having done so much laundry in her life! Thank you both and safe travels back to Newcastle tomorrow.
Judith was also a sympathetic ear whilst I wept a little and Keith did the drugs run, after which I forced myself into the shower - will blog more on that tomorrow! Then a very brief but pleasant visit from a young lady studying to be a doctor who had both a personal and professional interest in scoliosis.
The sun was shining and it was now or never so I pulled on the Skechers and made it to Number Nine for a cup of tea. Lovely to see the lovely Lara of course but by the time Dave came to collect me 15 minutes later, and by the time I had walked home the pain was again beyond belief. Morphine, hot water bottle, sleep....
Managed to eat some dinner courtesy of M and S but long for the day when something tastes tasty. I'd like a glass of wine too - just a sip to go nicely with a meal. Have no desire ever to drink too much again - after all of this I have this crazy "why inflict pain upon yourself?" question in my head. That may well change -let's see!
Went to sleep nice and early after max dose of all pills so can't take anything for the pain now. Some oromorph in an hour or two but that is the one I am supposed to wean myself off of. For now I am halving the dose - perhaps a wee top up? Was so much easier in hospital when the nurses made these decisions for me!
Quick postscript re the little black dress - have decided I want it but M and S will not accept my vouchers for an online purchase - how annoying is that? I may write and complain considering my job used to be to respond to that type of letter!
Off to try and sleep again - thanks for reading. I know I keep asking for comments but seriously I do enjoy them so tell me what you're thinking - or just what you are up to!
Lots of love