Monday, 24 August 2009
Thank Goodness It's Monday..........
I have never been so pleased to see the dawn of a new week.
The dearth of posts last week was due to me being in a bit of a state in anticipation of a surgical procedure scheduled for Friday, and which was described to me by the gynae consultant as being 'uncomfortable'.
Even allowing for translating into layman's terms, ie 'uncomfortable' = 'potentially excruciating' I was unprepared for just how painful it was actually going to be, despite local anaesthesia.
In fact, because I was in such extreme pain and bleeding like billy-o, it was the specialist nurse who called time and decided to abandon the procedure, while I tremblingly attempted to pull myself together, mop up my tears and await further instructions.
In my defence, I do think I have a reasonably high pain threshold. I experience neuropathic pain related to my MS practically on a daily basis. Mostly it is bearable and can be controlled with heavy duty painkillers, but from time to time it gets out of control and I feel like I'm drowning in a sea of pain. However the pain on Friday was of a whole different level, and I was so relieved when they said they wouldn't carry on.
I will have to have it done properly, but under a general anaesthetic next time, which is what I would have wanted in the first place. However when I'm unconscious they can do whatever they need to and I won't know a thing about it.
I feel almost back to what passes for normal today, but it's as if I've lost the whole of last week to anxiety and stress, and the three days since Friday to pain and discomfort.
So, definitely a week to forget.
In other news, we are looking forward to a few days away, camping over the Bank Holiday weekend. Can't wait...........I can feel the stress dissipating already.