Okay, now that I've ascertained that the actual date of my surgery is in one week (and I'll be checking up on that!), how am I feeling?
Overwhelmed. And not due to the surgery! I have so many things to be wrapping up by the end of this working week, throw in a job interview and a ball for good measure, and I'm trying to work out when I can do silly little things like laundry prior to going down to Birmingham next sunday. I'll be begging for that anaesthetic just to shut my brain up!
My priority is this job interview. Given that academic job interviews are tantamount to exams, I'm stressed with all the studying whilst trying to ease my right hip off inbetween. I did take saturday off from work to go to the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds) with a couple of friends. As I might be leaving Leeds in the coming months I thought I'd take a gander up the road for a visit - that and they currently have an exhibit on 'old for new', being bionic (being a cyborg!! sounds like something that escaped from Dr.Who than your average grandmother!). We spent nearly 3.5hrs going round the museum! Even though I've been using my crutch daily for about 2 weeks now, I was completely wiped out despite having 5 minute sit-downs every half hour. I was hoping to come home and study a bit more, but I had to take a bath to help my poor muscles, and after that I was too tired - watched a movie and had an early night. Gosh, I'm such party animal for a 31 year old!
Because I got most things ready for hospital for last monday, I don't really have much organising in that department, just laundry. I think after the disappointment of the surgery date being put back it has made me realise that even if I get nervous I'm still going ahead with it, so why worry too much. No doubt I'll be more nervous next weekend and on the day, I can't imagine anyone not having those nerves on the day! But for now, I'm focussing on wednesday's job interview, the masquerade ball on thursday night and a friends leaving do on friday night!
My brain's fried, I need sleep..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Surgery Updates - 2015
2 years ago