16 Jun 2013

A little update before I finally remove Kenneth from my life...

Hello my lovelies!

This may be the last blog post I write for a little while I am afraid. Surgery is going ahead on Tuesday and I am due to spend Monday night in the hospital too. Kenneth is finally leaving me! *Cue celebratory fist pump. After surgery I have been told that I may not be able to type for a while. I am in hospital for about 10 days but even once I am home, moving my arms will be a little painful and therefore typing all my news up for you lovely people could be a little tricky but I promise that as soon as I can I will. In the mean time I hope I will be able to type little tweets so if you follow me on twitter you may be able to find out how I am doing a little earlier @Laura_Loui5e.

In other news, apart from doing copious amounts of shopping for post surgery clothes I have also been catching up with friends and family which has been lovely. I have spent this weekend at Snoop Doggy Rob's house where as well as seeing him, Naomi and Jane I was able to spend some quality time with my aunt, uncle, cousins and grandma who had come down for the weekend to help with the house tours. I really had the best time ever!

So how have I prepared for my big operation and hospital stay? I have been busy trying to pamper myself but now that my nails are peeling and breaking they are becoming too thin to paint. As you can imagine I am not happy about this. I now have short boy nails and I can't even paint them pink :( So I have had lots of long hot bubble baths, whacked on a couple of face masks and massaged my head in the hope of stimulating some hair growth. Tomorrow evening I will arrive at the hospital armed with absolutely everything I can think of to make my stay there a bit more bearable. I am not afraid to add that that includes Hank the hippo my good luck charm from my sister, Duck (a now slightly greying cuddly toy) who I have had since I was a baby (yes that is right aged 22 I am taking TWO cuddly toys into hospital with me, so what?) and my trusted pink beanie hat. Wow reading that back I realise just how cool I must sound to all of you! I have also reminded Madre how good she was at hand massages during chemo in the hope she can revisit that skill next week and told every single person I can that it is my birthday next Monday so that (fingers crossed) I have the biggest card collection the hospital has ever seen!

Throughout my battle with Kenneth I have been surprised by many people. Some friends have proved to be amazing whilst others have left me disappointed. Actually the ones who disappointed me were ones I thought would be amazing and some people I didn't expect have been beyond amazing. An example being that I hear from people I went to primary school with and haven't seen for years sometimes more frequently than others who claim I am their 'best friend'. I guess it is true what they say that in times of need you really learn who your true friends are. I also just want to add that all of my family have been super duper amazinggg throughout all of this. And you my lovely readers haven't been too bad yourselves either. Seriously though I have LOVED hearing from some of you. Your messages of support mean the world and I love hearing that I have been able to help some of you out as well, maybe even get you to laugh. If you are bored over the next few weeks, drop me an email or tweet me. I may not be able to reply for a while but I would love to have some interesting reading in hospital.


Anyways I shall leave you all for now and look forward to blogging to you again soon (WITHOUT KENNETH)!

Love you long time. X

13 comments:

  1. Huge good luck for tomorrow and Tuesday. You are so incredibly brave. I came out of hospital just over a week ago after having an ileostomy fitted for Crohn's Disease (her name is Margaret). I am 21 and so can relate to being poorly & having to deal with hospitals and Drs when we should be out with our friends! I can also, totally relate to being supported by some amazing people but let down by the closest around you.
    You are doing an amazing job at staying so positive.
    If you fancy a read whilst you are in hospital, then I have blogged about my life with Crohn's & having my op. www.giftofthegab1.blogspot.co.uk
    Lots of love xxxxxx

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  2. I have only just found this blog and I just want to wish you all the best for your op and getting rid of Kenneth. Wish I'd found you earlier, I'd have made you a birthday card xx

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  3. Anonymous16.6.13

    Love you twin - keep that chin up! Xx

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  4. Anonymous17.6.13

    I follow you on twitter but I can't send you luck because I'm set to private.. So I am wishing you all the luck in the world! You are an inspiration to so many! XX

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  5. Anonymous17.6.13

    Good luck with your op Laura, i have been reading your blogs and have so much admiration for you! your bravery is commendable! I was driving the other day and am sure i saw you going into Mangetout.... (If not you someone else has the pink beanie too!) i wanted to stop the car and wish you luck but i think the other drivers may have had a sense of humour failure about it so carried on. Wishing you all the best, you are amazing x

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    1. Dy, theatre nurse19.6.13

      I looked after this amazingly brave young woman last night after her surgery. Kenneth is indeed gone & we've pimped ger bod. She didn't complain once.... in fact she apologised for needing pain relief!!! My theatre team stayed on way past their shift ended to finish her surgery & make sure she was safe. I plan to visit her on the ward b4 she goes home & look forward to her making a fabulous recovery x

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  6. This wonderful young lady is doing so well. I was with her from the time she was taken to theatre for her big op on Tuesday until she was settled in recovery and again today (just a blip). It will get better, keep smiling. I'm so pleased I chose this career so I can look after people like you that fill me with inspiration. x

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  7. Anonymous20.6.13

    I heard from Carrie that things went as well as expected - I was thinking of you all day. Sending every good wish and love for a speedy recovery - take it easy and enjoy being looked after. X

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  8. Goodness what a brave and inspirational young woman you are! Here I am blogging about my first day of radio therapy when a retweet puts you and your bravery on my radar ... completely puts me and my dance with breast cancer in to perspective. Wishing you a speedy recovery, keep smiling, keep blogging and enjoy life without Kenneth xx

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  9. Anonymous25.6.13

    Happy to hear that you are recovering well. Your blogs, courage and inspiration is being missed by so many people. Keep smiling and looking good, you beauty junkie :)

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  10. Happy to hear you are recovering well! So true about the friends thing! Sending all my love for a speedy recovery!xxxx

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  11. Wishing you lots of good luck for your operation! Just came across your blog and it's incredibly inspiring... and raises really good awareness! All the best, keep smiling! xxx

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    1. Sorry, just noticed that you have already had your operation! I hope it went well and you are recovering comfortably! :) xxx

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