Operation Time : Round 4

Pre-Op AssessmentRound 4

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!

Virgil CatHouse copy

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



  1. February 10, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Wishing you all the best for your op. I will be the same on Thursday drinking broth and eating jelly. Drinking horrible prep. Take it easy ?

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 13, 2017 / 4:05 am

      Thank you! All the very best to you too, I’ll be thinking of you (and empathising over the fluids and prep!) xx

      • February 13, 2017 / 4:08 am

        Thank you x Just picking mine up now even though I don’t need it till Thursday.

  2. February 10, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I have the exact same cat tree! I think my four play with it…mostly when I’m not looking..
    I hope everything goes well for you, safe procedure and swift recovery :)x

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 13, 2017 / 4:06 am

      I think my cat does that too, uses it when I’m not looking…cheeky things, aren’t they? Do yours use the scratching posts at all? Mine seems to love raking the back of a leather chair too much to use his own scratching posts instead. Thank you very much for your kind wishes 🙂 x

      • February 13, 2017 / 7:23 am

        No…we have leather chairs too which seem more pleasing than the scratch posts! They do bat the little balls on the strings though…
        Hope all goes well :)x

  3. February 11, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    wishing you all the best with the operation and for a speedy recovery. What a gorgeous cat, my cat is such a comfort to me, she sits on my feet and just purrs adoringly it is so soothing.
    Agree about those fair weather friends, as you rightly say, it reflects more in them then you. I hope to be able to hear from you soon that you are doing ok, Jules xx

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 11, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      My cat only seems to be affectionate when he wants something, he really does suit himself! Glad yours sounds a little more sociable. Thanks for the kind wishes and the comment Jules, take care and look forward to reading more on your blog 🙂

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 12, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind wishes, nomination and lovely comment! Your award is very well deserved; I find find your blog to be so genuine and free in how you write what takes your fancy and about the things that are important to you. Will look forward to reading more from you soon 🙂

      • February 12, 2017 / 5:32 pm

        That’s something I really like in other people’s blogs – genuine posts which tell you how things are, people who post about what takes their fancy rather than what they think they should be writing etc. Likewise look forward to reading more of your posts, and hope you’re on the mend soon 🙂

  4. Natalie | Surviving life's hurdles
    February 12, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I just wanted to wish you all the best for Tuesday and tell you that you rock too! I know what you mean about some people making you feel alone, it hurts (a lot) but I see the positive in it more now as I realise they they’ve actually done me a favour by revealing their true selves and they aren’t the right people to have in my life anyway! Remember you deserve better and that you have loads of blogging friends who will be there for you whenever you need it and who understand some of what you’re going through too! 🙂 x

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 13, 2017 / 4:09 am

      It’s actually today – I’ll be en route to the hospital in an hour (and now I’m starting to get scared). That’s very true about seeing how others let you down and such, seeing it as being a favour in the long run. And in my case, it’s made me far more appreciative of the amazing support online and the wonderful bloggers who have shown such compassion, for which I will be eternally grateful. Thank you so much for your comment. Will look forward to reading more of your blog soon hopefully! Have a good week.xx

      • Natalie | Surviving life's hurdles
        February 13, 2017 / 9:53 am

        Sorry, I’d got into my head it was tomorrow for some reason- I blame the brain fog! Take care and I hope everything goes really well. x

  5. February 13, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Hope all goes well tomorrow.

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 13, 2017 / 4:18 am

      Thank you!
      I hope you’re well; take care and have a good week.x

  6. February 13, 2017 / 4:41 am

    Sending you my best wishes for your procedure. This is probably bad timing but I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Blog-Aholic award… more info. can be found on my blog award post. But take your time and recover well… I’ll be sending you all the good vibes <3

    • InvisiblyMe
      February 19, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Aw, thank you! Will be making my way around catching up on blog reading and posts shortly, thanks for the nomination, comment & good vibes!! x

      • February 19, 2017 / 7:24 pm

        You are so welcome. I hope you are doing well and recovering quickly <3

  7. February 15, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I hope everything went ok…xxx…

  8. February 17, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I hope your operation went well!!

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