Just want to shout out to TRISHA - good luck my lovely for surgery today - hope all goes well and you're back home before you know it. Keep us informed when you're feeling up to it. xx
Also, I really hope Mai gets the go ahead to return to the comfort of her own home and bamboo duvet very, very soon and that she comes back to us on here with a big smile of relief knowing that section of the journey is behind her and she's moving on towards the finishing line with the rest of us brave ladies.... x
To everyone else - sending love and good wishes for a bright and beautiful day - I'm off to work for my two hours today... eekks!
Good morning Daffodil - thanks for that reassurance - it's not me going mad!! I too had the painful tightness in my upper arm and the bcn thought it could be a bit of cording - that was weeks 3/4 post surgery - she gave me advice over the phone to really push with the stretches on the exercise sheet and gently stroke the arm from the elbow towards the armpit (one direction) - with a little moisturising lotion. I must say after a week of doing this the arm became less painful and tight and now week 7 my arm is absolutely fine and working well. If tired or been doing lots, I do get the golf ball feeling in the armpit then I know it's time to rest up!!
Jay I also have that elastic feeling and feel the need to stretch. But I also have some slightly painful tightness up my arm that may be a bit of cording according to bcn.
Wow Mai's lasagne recipe was a huge success in this household! Even the 14 year old boy didn't mention lack of meat!! I did add mixed peppers and took away the garlic as hubby not too keen on garlic but it was so delicious would definitely recommend. Thanks Mai. x
Hi Treehouse - when I've been sitting for a bit and then get up I get an urge to stretch as it feels as though an elastic band has set up and needs stretching - bet that sounds weird?! It's not painful just uncomfortable and goes once I move around and bend!
The pains you describe are probably due to internal bruising coming out.
Mishy - 💖 roasted sweet potato!!! Especially when it’s being cooked by someone else! 👍🏻
.... and your predictive text ..... absolutely sure no-ones offended!!! 🙂
Treehouse - bless you! Can totally sympathise with you. Yes cannula’s being fitted in air conditioned rooms doesn’t work 😁 I had my arm put in a sharps bin at one point with hot water up to my elbow today and they still hid!!! Anyway, pleased today’s out the way xx
Shi - thanks for the update lovey, glad to hear Mais feeling more ‘normal’ bless her. An extra night in hospital is not a bad thing if she’s got low blood pressure. Send her my love and I hope she manages to get a restful night. Hope your keeping well too!!! 🙂 xx
Jay - dinner sounds lovely, I’m sure Mai would give it the thumbs up! My better half has the reins in the kitchen tonight, chicken wrapped in Parma ham with roast sweet potatoes/veggies. Not eaten all day thanks to my hospital appointment.
Rosie - how lovely to get away with your friends! Remind me, what date is your s*****y?
today I went to have my CT scan ready for my operation (confirmed for 9th January).
It took over 2 hours and 4 members of staff to access a large vein. They tried literally everywhere up my right arm. I’m absolutely bruised all up it. I ended up in tears and nearly fainted as I’m not one for needles at the best of times. It makes me sound like a lightweight but it wasn’t a nice experience. They (senior consultant radiologist) finally got a vein on the underside of my wrist. Due to it being in this area, when they injected the dye it was extremely painful for 55 seconds. Had they not got it I would have had to have rebooked and they would have used an ultrasound to locate my veins and use a machine to access the vein! Doesn’t bare thinking about. Small mercies they got what the needed to do today!
Well ladies - I'm attempting Mai's lasagne this evening for dinner - looks good already and it's only in the preparation stages at the mo! Making a focaccia to go with it - wish me luck!
Treehouse - sorry to hear hear your so unwell. Glad to see you’ve your mum around to keep you fed and watered 👍🏻 You’ve been through so much, just rest now, get as much sleep as you can too. You will get through this 💜