Well, things didn’t go quite as planned for my trip to Hobart. My darling Aunty Rita died on Wednesday and her funeral was planned for Friday. So, I had to make the Hobart trip a day trip and travel back after my fill. My sister came with me and drove both ways…….go Kaz!! I offered to drive, but I don’t think she trusted me! I am sorry to have missed out on the evening with the other girls, but they understood. It was very sad losing my aunty but a blessing for her and her family also. She had just been lying in the hospital since late October unable to talk or eat or move and mostly just sleeping and wasting away. It was very sad to see and she would not have wanted to be like that. She would have been 85yrs today………RIP Aunty Rita.
So, down and back in one day made for a very sore back on my part and a tad over-tired! Same for Karen…..she has a dicky hip and bloody whinged and moaned about it the whole trip!!! She said she was sick of it being all about me!!!!!!!! Excooozze moiiii???? I couldn’t get a word in to tell her how bad I felt 🙂 Suffice to say we had a great trip and really do enjoy each other’s company. The bloody baaberries sign had gone! I was going to take a photo of it for you 😦 Oh well, we really had a good trip together…..Thelma and Louise eat your heart out! I stayed at Karen’s that night to save travelling back over there for the funeral the next day.
We walked the dogs the morning of the funeral…….her dog Gloria, my dogs, and Mum and Dad with Alice. We set out quite early in the morning and it was lovely with all of us together walking the foreshore. Then dad spotted IT !!!!! There was a seal perched up on the rocks!! We all started walking quicker over the grass to get a closer look…..it didn’t move or try to get away when it saw us coming. That’s because when we got closer we realised it was a bloody piece of driftwood!!!! My God, it really, really, really looked like a seal !!! Now, I have been forced to tell you this seal story because of the “fake snake” incident:) We laughed and laughed……..a fake snake and a fake seal in one week is tooooo much!! I am starting to worry about my family!! The one time I didn’t have my phone or a camera too……so I could prove to you how REAL it looked!!!
On the morning of the funeral I was looking through my comments while Karen was in the shower. Would you believe, Scrummybits husband did a cartoon of the fake snake incident!! I laughed and laughed and screamed at Karen to come have a look. I thought that was so nice….fancy someone on the other side of the world getting her husband to do a cartoon for me!! I love this blogging business!!! So many funny, great friends to be made. So thank you very much, Dawn…..it made a very bleak, sad day brighter for us……you’re the best 🙂 and thanks Mr Scrummybits!! You are very talented….it looks just like her!!…although you forgot to put the big gap in her teeth:)
Now……THE FILL. Karen came into Dr Dreamy’s office with me. I told him she was a nurse, so wouldn’t faint if she saw the needle. He got his “demo” band out of his drawer and showed Karen. He even put the needle into it and pushed some saline into the band to show her how it worked and the principle of the thing. Chatted for a bit and asked me how I had been going and such things. He is the nicest person!!!! I just can’t begin to tell you how good he is!! He even let us take photos!! He was laughing and asking if I got his best side etc……..that man rocks!! Anyhoooo….up on the table and he got me to do like a half sit up. I kept my hands over my eyes while the needle went in. I am like an ostrich in that respect…..if I can’t see it then it doesn’t hurt!! I am the same when I give blood…as long as I don’t look it is all good! Once it was in I had a look. Karen took a photo and he said, “Get the bubbles going up”…..he kept pulling bubbles up so she could get a shot……farking hell……ummmmm hello???….fark the bubbles….I’m trying to hold a “half sit-up” position here and it isn’t easy!!!!!!! Trying not to laugh while he was looking for the port was hard too with bloody Karen bouncing around like the papparrazzi !!! She wanted to stand on the scales and take a photo of her stomach and weight and say it was me and then for me to post it on here and say, “Farking hell…..look what I am down to already!!”……..Somehow I don’t think you lot would fall for that one???? But Karen and Dr Dreamy thought it was hilarious!!!
Here is the fill going in…….
I am soooooo brave!!!! I honestly didn’t feel a thing….just a bit of pressure when the needle first went in. Thanks Dr Dreamy for allowing this world exclusive shot of my gut with a needle poking out of it…..much appreciated 🙂 My bloody camera was playing up too…..so only about every third shot the flash worked and the rest didn’t come out! Still, I got a couple….so happy about that:) Day two now since the fill and I am eating relatively small amounts of just about anything. I had chicken(half a leg) and salad tonight, a chicken enchilada thingy(about one third of that) for tea last night…..a few nachos for lunch yesterday etc etc. I can tell already that I will need a bit more. He wants me to come back in a fortnight. He figures the quicker you can get yourself to the satiated state the better…..why wait. I totally agree with him!!………….but of course I would …. being his number one stalker and all. He “growled” at me because everyone in xray is calling him Dr Dreamy!!!! Ria, one of the girls that was banded on the same day as me, and coincidently works in the xray department, I suspect is responsible for this!!!!! I told him, “Hey…it’s better than getting called Dr Stinky!!!”
As I said, the camera was playing up something chronic….but I did manage to get a photo of Dr Dreamy for you……actually TWO photos!! Well, the only two that came out anyway! A bit blurred…but hey, it makes him look more mysterious:) You are a good sport Dr Dreamy and you do a wonderful job. I admire how you stay so cheerful and always compassionate and interested with the terribly long days and weeks you put in…….thanks again!!
Maybe it’s just me??……….but there is something hot about a man that can look that good with a model stomach propped behind him!! 🙂 Lol, lol……. give my best to your wife and children…..*sigh*