It’s a Go!

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.

All in all it’s been a good day and everything is running to schedule.
Hubby is working on a new SWMBO. This one is from 2016, so watch this space!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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41 Responses to It’s a Go!

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    My BP goes up if I’m with 5 km of a doctor, white coat syndrome. Don’t know if you’ll be posting again before your surgery so I will wish you all the best now. You’re in great hands, you’ve got fabulous support, you’re a strong, determined and feisty woman, you have a wonderful attitude and you’ve got this. TaTa Dick!

  2. May you find calmness in this storm.

  3. tidalscribe says:

    Well done, carry on being positive. After my aunt had a masectomy which she breezed through I had no fears of facing breast cancer. Then recently Mum has come through her masectomy in her nineties.

    • Thank you! Wishing your Mum a speedy recovery and my best wishes to your Aunt. I’m in good health generally which is a definite plus and with all the positivity being sent my way, it’s going to be fine.

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    Wishing you welll Di. You are very beave

  5. colonialist says:

    Good luck with the op. When bits start misbehaving they are certainly much better removed! As I found.

    • Yep. There is more to me than a bra cup.
      How are you doing these days?

      • colonialist says:

        OK except to be wired and teary. I think that is due to anaemia, for which iron pills are now being added to my private pharmacy.

      • Oh the multitude of pills! I had about 8 different ones all different colours way back in the ’80s!
        Hope you are doing OK though, your surgery and treatment was way more intensive and serious to mine.

      • colonialist says:

        Feeling well enough, but not keen on doing anything strenuous! Plans to climb Everest will have to be deferred.

      • Always next year!
        I’ve been told I should be back to normal within 2 or 3 weeks. Hubby has already told everyone I’m not to do anything (we’ll see about that!) and if necessary will tie me down to stop me. Hm. I intend to set myself little targets but with no time frame and as the nurse said yesterday, I may feel like running a marathon one day and the next not want to get out of bed! Just got to take each day but I’ll be OK and hopefully walking the dog within a week.

      • colonialist says:

        Do let your body talk to you, and not your mind, for a while!

      • Thank you, I will as that is one thing I do understand about myself, however frustrating it might appear at the time!

  6. joyroses13 says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you Di!! ❤❤ So glad you have such caring and thoughtful nurses.

  7. Great that every thing is ready for the opportunity prayers for you.🍀☕👵

  8. Sadje says:

    That’s great! Best wishes and prayers.

  9. jenanita01 says:

    I will be thinking of you, Di, but I suspect you will be bouncing back!

  10. Thank goodness! You are in my thoughts and prayers always, Di. Love ya, Lady!!! 💗

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