The second trip to the ICU…

Second time in ICU, I had my own room. That was quite nice. The first night, when I had just come out of anaesthetic, I was propped up really high in the middle of the room in this very uncomfortably set up bed, connected to a hell of a lot of monitoring devices I didn’t…

Woah hey look, she lives!

I can only apologise for my radio silence. I know none of you would blame me for a moment, but I’m sure you have all been concerned, intrigued, interested… Some combination of all of the above, maybe some other things too. I have not been up to writing at all, and I’m still not. But…

Last minute thoughts on this surgery

I’m not like… Worrying about this surgery. I mean… I know the risks. I know it’s huge. I know it could end up being even bigger than they expect. I know things could go wrong. But I’m not lying awake at night worrying. There’s no good in me worrying about it. It’s not like a…

Escape from my incarceration

I’ve been quiet I know. Apologies. Time for an update! Monday I was still in hospital. I had a visit first from two doctors who might have been from ICU… I forget. But one of them lived in Sydney for 3 years, in Manly. Her husband is from Newport, literally just down the hill from…

Hopefully my last night in hospital…

Wow so. I had my fantastic stay when I was first admitted to the hospital in the Mary Seacole Ward, but that is only for the first 24-72 hours after admission from A&E. As soon as I was assessed and my neutrophils were a safer level, it was time to transfer me to another ward….

My latest lot of friends

So… it’s Saturday, and yeah I’m still here in hospital. How long for? I honestly don’t know. I’m hoping to be out tomorrow but I don’t really know. Prior to all of this, I had never spent any time in hospitals at all. And to be fair, this is the first time I’ve really spent…