I feel a bit like I have been run over by a bloody bus actually….but all is good!! Dr Dreamy told me I was boring!!!!……moi…..boring!!!!…..the poor man has obviously been sniffing his own gas in that operating theatre! He said there was nothing remarkable about my operation at all…..very straight forward, run of the mill stuff!! Honestly…..he could have made something up!!!!!!
I have to say Thursday was probably the longest day of my life. Spent the morning shopping in town and having a “last” meal. Lovely late breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomato and bacon on toasted foccacia….yummo. Ricky brought me a lovely ring with the letter “N” a couple of little diamonds sprinkled on it……love that man!! Me thinks he was having the guilts about the driver he brought last trip! Finally got signed in to my room at 1pm. Kaz, a wonderful “old timer of a bandit” came to visit me about 2pm. I have never met her “in person” before, but I felt like I had known her forever. Isn’t it wonderful when you make friends like that? She showed me some of her before photos and we chatted about everything and anything. She really made me feel like what I was about to do was the right thing……thanks Kaz.
I also met Stacey and her friend. They were both being banded on the same day as me. Sorry I didn’t get back down to see you Stacey….I was feeling a bit ordinary by the time I was allowed to leave. I will catch up on MSN with you both. I hope you are feeling OK and getting around by now. I loved those two ladies!!!! They both escaped from their rooms and came to see me. I can’t wait to catch up with them again…..maybe when I go back down for my follow up appointment? My friend Margie is also staying at our house for a couple of nights because her poor Mum is in the Burnie hospital. So I am taking full advantage of that too and picking up a few tips from her!!
So, really the operation was like any other I guess. I didn’t get around to theatre until about 6.30pm….I was last on the list. Of course I bloody well was…..geeezzzzz I was wheeled into a little waiting cubicle thing and Dr Dreamy came to visit me prior to surgery. Gotta love that man!! I would have expected that he would have been taking the chance to grab a quick cup a soup and a sanga after the long day he had!! But no…..he wanders in to chat to me!! I was tempted to get a black pen off someone and write the word FOCUS! on my belly 🙂
The next thing you know I am back in my room and Dr Dreamy had rung Ricky himself and let him know I was coming back around to my ward. The man even does his own phonecalls!!!!! So, I have these big black leg things on that kept pumping up and down to keep the circulation going I presume. It actually felt quite nice and I wouldn’t have minded pulling them up a bit higher!!!! he, he I chatted with Ricky for a while…..didn’t really feel all that sore at that stage because I would have still been pumped up with painkillers I suppose. Got Ricky to take a photo……….fresh from surgery for you enjoyment 🙂
I didn’t sleep much that night….mainly because the room was so bloody hot!!! I kept getting up and sloshing my face with cold water. Went to the loo a few times and about 2am called the nurse for some pain relief as I was copping it pretty bad then. The next day I was a bit “proppy” but nothing you wouldn’t expect after having someone shovelling around in your guts for an hour or so. Dr Dreamy came in to see me again that morning. He is gorgeous….just a great person. Discussed some does and don’ts and I asked him some questions that he was happy to answer. I shook his hand and said, “Thanks Dr Dreamy”. He loved that!!!! He has read some of my blog and told me he wasn’t happy I only gave him a 5 out of 10 for the pictures on his office wall….lol, lol. He’ll get over it……
The trip home was a bit of a nightmare. I felt quite sick and was terrified I would vomit. We stopped at a chemist in Brighton just out of Hobart and I got some anti nausea tablets and took a couple of those. Went straight to bed when I got home after that 4 hour trip!!. Got up again about 8.30pm and had some peppermint tea and some more pain relief and then went back to bed and slept until 5.30 this morning!!….sweet:)
I had a little bit of shoulder pain….but not much. Got that when I was walking down the street to the chemist this morning. Ricky ran me down town and we did the chemist thing and then went to the supermarket mainly to get cat and dog food and some other bits and pieces. I didn’t walk far…..but it was far enough for a first outing. Then I had a rest on the couch and read. Then this afternoon I went for a trip to the tip with Ricky to dump off some garden rubbish and on the way back we stopped and did a little walk along the beach with the dogs and then back home. So, I am doing really well actually. Yes, it is painful….and I have no idea what tomorrow brings or how I will feel. I just feel really uncomfortably bloated at the moment and it is quite painful up under my ribs. A couple of my “holes” are itchy!!! I woke up through the night scratching one of them which could have been nasty. I can only get my track pants on at the moment…..I am too swollen for anything else. I hope that goes down so I can get my flamin’ work pants back on for Thursday!
It is Ricky’s daughter’s twin girls 6th birthday tomorrow and I had promised to make them teacup biscuits like I did last year………so I managed to sit at the table this afternoon and make them. That wasn’t so bad because I could sit down to do it. They are a great idea. Just those Tic Toc biscuits with the picture of a clock on the bottom of them, marshmallows for the cups, lifesavers cut in half for the handles and freckles or other chocolate buddies for the “froth”…….there you have it….tea time biscuits!! Oh, and you stick them together with icing sugar. Well, I have a bit of a headache too…..and writing this probably isn’t helping….so just to let you know all is good!!
A picture of the “Tea Time” biscuits for those of you that might be interested………
AND….. I DID Lick icing off my fingers before I could even stop myself!!!! Pretty sure that won’t hurt much though 🙂
Oh……I had a beautiful bunch of flowers delivered to my house this morning from everyone at work!! How nice is that!!!?? There was a little parcel in amongst the flowers and when I opened it….it was a black penis straw!!! I had told them I was allowed to have anything you could basically suck up a straw for the first couple of weeks. Well…thanks guys….I laughed and laughed…..and yes, I will use it!!!!