Saturday, 30 August 2014
Be Careful What You Wish For
I laughingly said before my operation that it would be good if they put in a mesh that covered my whole abdomen so it would be like an inbuilt girdle.
Well unfortunately I sort of got what I wished for. I was expecting to have one hernia fixed, and the surgeon draw a little circle on my tummy to show them where to operate. When they actually looked I had two big hernias and lots of little ones along the scar. In the words of the surgeon they put in the biggest mesh they had and lots of screws so hopefully everything will hold this time. I feel like the bionic woman. I did ask if I would be setting off x ray machines in airports, but apparently not. The surgeon even gave me a photo to take home. It is very strange seeing your insides!
Thank you all for your messages of support, I will be trying to catch up with all your lovely blogs, I'm just a bit reliant on pain killers at the moment. They make me feel a bit spaced out when I take them so I will be posting nonsense, and when they wear off I'm in pain so will be moaning about everything. Oh joy!
OH has forgotten how to use the oven, washing machine etc since last year so I am sitting here issuing orders like Queen Chickpea. I have already started on my supply of carrot soup made a few weeks ago. Being vain, I weighed myself thinking I would have lost weight as I hadn't eaten for several days, and I have put on weight! How the hell does that happen?? OH assures me it isn't the mesh and screws that are heavy!
I hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend. I have managed at last to finish Cloud Atlas and also read Hovel in the Hills while I was in hospital. I can see why some of you have said this book changed your lives. I think I will try a bit of crochet later.
Well, I am sitting here on my sofa looking out at the trees. I am so glad to be home :)