Friday, June 3, 2011

The light at the end of the tunnel

Finally I have sone answers on my spinal surgery. I had the appointment with the Neurosurgeon on Wednesday at the hospital. So my rainbow pics for Wordless Wednesday were quite appropriate as I think I can finally see the rainbow appearing through the clouds and fog. The surgeon assessed me and agreed that surgery was necessary and fairly important that it happens sooner rather than later. I was so relieved as I really was thinking worse case scenario of having to wait 12 months longer. And I'm barely coping now so that kind of news would have really set me off. Anyway very long story short they've put me on the surgery list and the wait is only 4-10 weeks. Which is such fantastic news. I broke down and cried and actually hugged her. So it's actually going to be the head of neurosurgery at the Gold Coast Hospital who'll be doing my operation which is great because she really put my mind at ease as I'm very anxious about the actual operation and of course recovery time. I've never even had a stitch, well apart from in my hoo ha after giving birth so it's pretty big for me. I explained my hesitation about even having surgery but as she said the risks of not having it are higher than those of having it. So now I just have to prepare with my family and friends with organising the kids. And mentally prepare for being put 'under' arrgghhh!! I just keep looking towards the future now though and knowing I'll hopefully be pain free and it's time to start taking care of myself for once.

So Wednesday night the boys go to their Dads so I celebrated with a few friends who came over for dinner. It was such a nice night. I'm so lucky to have some great friends around me who truly care.

Then even better news I actually got a sleep in on Thursday morning. I crawled out of bed at about 9am to make a cup of tea and heat some banana bread and stayed in bed until about 10am. It was heaven.

Could you get a better looking bedside table after 9 hours of sleep. Bliss!

Don't worry the clock is wrong. It needs new batteries. Although it would have been nice if I was still in bed at 2-15pm. Huh I wish.

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  1. So happy to hear that you'll be all fixed up soon!

    Oh, and sorry i couldn't make it Wednesday night - my invite must of gone missing!

  2. Oh no Kirsten sorry babe it wasn't 'our' group of friends so to speak but considering we live so close it's disgusting we don't catch up often enough.
    Once my back is better I'd love to join your walking group. It's the one thing I'll be allowed to do eventually, walk that is.

  3. Oh Beck! Fabulous news, I'm so happy for you! I also admire you for being so brave. You will be fine, but the mental anguish with these things is often the worst part. Try to relax if you can. Surround yourself with positive people and things and just think about how much better it will be when you're back to yourself again. YAY!
    Your sleep in and banana bread day sounded divine, pleased for you hun xo

  4. So happy to hear there will be a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.

  5. So happy to hear that things are falling into place!
    You positivity is uplifting :-)
    By the way - I'm not stalking you by following you on GFC twice, I swear ;-)


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