The Night Before
So the days leading up to last night I had a terrible cough and no voice. I took all the medication I could and drank everything I could. Luckily for me today it’s fine, but last night I woke up at 5am coughing and I couldn’t stop. I was in pain and could barely breathe I woke up my mum and she gave me another dose of cough medicine and we managed to calm it down enough for me to go back to sleep. When I woke up there was no pain and no tickle in my throat.
So we set off around 10:30 and it started really good I didn’t feel rough and I was excited. Then as we were getting past Newport I started feeling the nerves, I hadn’t eaten as I was worried my acid would play up after all the coughing so I started feeling dizzy as well which is great. So I tried leaning the chair back and having a nap, I didn’t get to sleep but the rest made me feel a bit better. Traffic was awful as we neared Birmingham so We decided to make a B-line straight to the hospital. We got there around 1:30 and went up to the Preadmission clinic.
We arrived and were told to go to the waiting room but there was a bit of confusion due to the fact I had already had the preadmission conversation and was just there for the bloods. We were sent down to the Phlebotomy unit and I was told I needed to have two blood tests 30 minutes apart. To be honest I’m so proud I was able to do it without a fuss.
Preparation For the Surgery Date
My mum and I went out to find my favourite noodles that I used to eat every day when I lived in china, We bought pretty much their entire stock. Then we went to Tescos and got some snack foods and soft foods in preparation for having to eat every 2 hours after the procedure.
How I’m Feeling
I’m excited, understandably nervous but still excited. Honestly not looking forward to the IV, but if I have to go through that in order to get rid of my acid, its more than worth it. Tomorrow is the day I’ve been waiting for, for years, I have always wanted to be normal, being able to eat what and when you like, not worrying “Will that make me sick?” I’m not as nervous as I thought I would be though, but I think that’s down to my good support system so I just want to take the time to thank my family, my boyfriend and the amazing doctors and nurses at the priory hospital.
How tomorrow will work
I will be tweeting all day (hopefully, if not me then someone who knows what’s happening) Then I will also be writing snippets on my phone to later turn into a blog post.