This will be my last proper post before going in now. I’ve got the practical bits and bobs to sort out, and then I’ll be on clear fluids only for the day before the op, eating jelly and daydreaming of bacon sandwiches.
I hope you all have a restful weekend and a decent week ahead. If you’re ‘celebrating’ Valentine’s, then enjoy. But for those that aren’t… It’s easy to have such a day get under your skin when you’re not with someone, have lost a relationship, or don’t have a social group to buoy your spirits. Take it as an opportunity to spoil yourself and do something you enjoy while smugly knowing you’ve not bought in to the over-priced consumerist junk lining the shelves of every store since Christmas.
I took my folks out today for a few drinks to say thank you for their support. I must admit I’ve felt very low and very alone the lately. If you’re someone that has experienced fickle friends, those that are there when then want something or when it suits them, then I know how you feel. It even hurts when people don’t respond to a simple email, such as my manager from the job I was just let go from. But don’t take it too personally as it reflects more on them than on you. Don’t be too disheartened; you may feel lonely, but you are not alone. I tried to let some of this go and enjoy the afternoon – I made fuss of the dog at the local pub over a drink or two (who managed to knock me over on my arse with a single gentle jump!) and I got my folks to play pool and release a few giggles between themselves. I also managed to – finally – get the cat on his new toy!
I also just wanted to say a huge thank you – To everyone that reads this blog, likes/comments on posts, visits the Facebook page… Thank you! I hope that something I write, some information I share, some link I recommend, anything, may be of use to even one person. You all rock!
Hopefully, all being well, I’ll be able to send an update next week from hospital. Until then… x