Night before admission

Here I lie in bed at 23:00 the night before my operation. I’ve showered in some awful chlorhexadine body wash, shoved naseptin cream up my nose 4 times today in the hope of cleansing the body of any harmful microbes that may be living on my skin, ready to attack when the surgeon opens me up. Contracting MRSA is not something I want getting into my surgical wound, so I have complied with all my pre op instructions to the letter!

My bag is packed, car fuelled and my emotions running high. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t totally petrified of what lies ahead. Not just the next 24 hours, but the next 4 months! My brain today has been in overdrive. Thankfully one of my lifelong friends paid me a visit today, which took my mind off things for a few hours. Laura has been a friend of mine for as long as I can remember, about 34 years I think. She is more like a sister to me than a friend, because despite living in Manchester she is always there for me. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since we last spoke, every time we do it is as if we were never apart.

Everyone has been so supportive. I’ve been inundated with messages and phone calls today from friends, family and loved ones with their best wishes and messages of support, it’s actually overwhelming and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.

My husband has been a tower of strength, along with my lovely girls. When my world feels like it’s about to cave in on me, they have been there to hold it all together. Providing hugs, reassurances and plenty of cups of tea. My heartfelt thanks also go out to my mother in law Barbara, who had a very nervous and tearful Donna on the phone earlier today. Mom has an incredible way of putting everything into perspective and making everything better. In fact between My mother in law and husband, they have got everything planned over the next 7 days and I’m already truly grateful for everything.

Well I had better close my eyes in an attempt to get some kind of sleep, before the alarm pierces the silence at 4:45am. Im sure Wayne will update my nearest and dearest once he has any kind of news tomorrow following my operation and I will post updates as soon as I am possibly able.

Thank you every one for your kind words and support ….. Night Night!

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