Pre Op assessment done and dusted within 2 hours.
The staff couldn’t have been nicer, and I left the nurses who took my blood (after finally locating a vein that didn’t run for cover) with a smile and a warm glow as they’d asked to partake in my energy. Hugs all round then.
My weight, height and BMI are all exactly as I told them so that’s all good, and my heart and lungs are fine, though my blood pressure is up a little. This is not surprising as I stopped taking the garlic oil capsule every day as suggested and my anxiety level is a ‘bit up’.
As my medical notes are in Lincolnshire and Cheltenham is in a different county, they can’t access them. Not that there’d be very much in them anyway as the last time I went was to have my diabetes check on May 1st when I was a stone and ten pounds heavier than I am now! My BP is usually around 130 over 80, but today was a wee bit high at 177 over 96 at the last count. I suggested they contact our previous surgery and we’ve invested in a new BP home monitor as ours is over 4 years old and we’ll be able to provide them with more relaxed figures over the next few days prior to surgery.
I had a lovely chat with one of the Breast Care nurses for almost an hour afterwards who answered all of our questions. I’ve got my ‘softy’ (I’m a size 8 by all accounts) and there is no weight to it at all, so until I’m fitted for the silicone one, visions of it flying out of my bra may materialise and end up being speared to the bullseye. Good double to finish I guess, but we can always stitch some velcro on it though some patients don’t bother apparently.
We’re watching the European Professional Darts Tournament on TV and I’m feeling pretty good seeing that the highest chuck out was 60 and 76 in the quarter finals, and the finishing stats 42% and 47%. OK the 180s were 2 and 3 apiece, 140s quite high and tons higher still, but these guys are professional player afterall.
Saying that, the match that followed was amazing and at half time, the guy hitting 180s (5 so far) was leading 5 legs to 0. It’s a long time since I watched professional darts, and they pay the best of 19, so the first to win ten legs goes through to the next round.
Our leader lost the plot for a bit and his opponent came back from 8 – 2 down to finally lose 10 games to 7. There were a lot of 180s too but the right guy won.
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