Well it only seems like yesterday that I had The Sister dangling in tears from my neck thinking the worst for my operation to correct my chest deformality called Pectus Excavatum. And now, it seems the time is getting closer to the bar being removed from my chest and me going from being 95% human, 5% stainless steel, back to a full 100% human.
Well the last proper post on here was all the way back in January last year, so I would've had my bar in for just 5 months. So what's happened with me? Well I was working at the local boozer (The White Horse) up until January this year - which I enjoyed massively! It was hecktic and sometimes very repetitive, but alongside that I had some great laughs (along with a few tragedies too - one downside to elderly regulars). I don't think I'll find a job as fun as that in a long while! However one down of working... [read more]
It's now been a week and a half since I had my operation and I thought I might update you all on how I feel.
Well - as crude as it sounds - I was only able to start pooping Tuesday just gone (24th August 2010) and that hasn't returned to normal yet (if you get what I mean). Passing liquids is fine afer the cafater, though they've became irregular - like one moment I'd be fine, then would need to pee like Niagra Falls.
Pain-wise, that's not too bad. Actually, I think it didn't hurt as much as they first put... [read more]
The time had finally came last week. Tuesday approached and I was starting to get very nervous - so I said goodbye to my friends and family and they wished me the best of luck. However halfway through the day, what goes and happens? Yes, you guessed it... the hospital phoned up and said the operation is cancelled due to lack of bed space - now this is the day BEFORE the operation, you can imagine how pissed off I was, but just as I was about to crack open a beer and chill out they phoned straight back up... [read more]
Sorry, for the lack of updates on the site - I've only just got my internet back on.
Right, finally after loads of constant knock-backs my operation is finally going ahead. I had my Pre-Op assessment on Thursday - which included a few other tests including MRSA testing, ECG test (which they incorrectly put me down as Female), blood test and then an XRay. Friday was the day for my MRI Scan - which was a weird experience and now tomorrow is the main day. Talk about getting nervous ... ... ... I'm in at 8am and I think the operation... [read more]