I would like to thank every one for their lovely comments, kind thoughts and support, an extended family of love and connection, it means so much when times are tough. I really should have done it last time instead of just disappearing coping on my own.
Monday was a very very long day, up at 5am hospital by 7am and Rebecca was down in the theatre area for 8am. We were originally told the surgery would be about an hour, so give or take preps etc we made our assumptions on timings. I decided to crochet a wash cloth (as you do) to pass the time but as it got nearer to 10.30 this was abandoned and do you know I was reciting nursery rhymes, even Nellie the elephant, in my head to stop intruding thoughts. At 11.10 a nurse came to tell us they had been all this time evaulating Rebecca because she still had a nasty cough from a chest infection before Christmas!!! what!! it took over 3 hours to let us know......but they were going ahead
Out came the crochet, put the rhymes to bed and we waited - 1.10p,m the surgeon came for us to give an update and confirmed he was satisfied he had collected all he needed and 'cleaned up' and we should go away for 2-3 hours whilst she was in recovery. As it turned out it was 5.15 before Rebecca returned to her room, where we were waiting, at least it was her room with en suite which makes it so much nicer. She was able to fill in the blanks, she had asked them to inform us of the wait, knowing there would be litters of kittens in the waiting room otherwise, they had given her an epidural first believing to try a different method of surgery, but decided against this so gave her a general as well, no wonder they needed 4 hours to bring her round.
The profound relief to see her back was quite overwhelming, especially as it was so reminiscent of ICU, since Monday I have been at the hospital doing the day duty, mostly a lot of sleeping everything off but today she is walking a little more upright and looking forward to having solid food tonight and probably home tomorrow, yeah!!!!!!! The 6-8cm incision is in fact more like 12cm.
I shall be with her at her home during the day looking after her and plan lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, smoothies and just good food freshly prepared to give her body a chance to repair. I have been doing a lot of research and we plan to overhaul her food intake and whilst it may be tough giving up sugars, fats etc we feel the benefits will out weigh this.
Did a little cross stitch today during snoozes, oh and I've been playing hooky, but I shall leave that for another day.
take care xx