Tuesday 9 September 2008

New Nose!

Yesterday was interesting on numerous levels. After a night of non-sleep, Samm and I staggered to st.michael's hospital for 7:30am for my operation.
The Drs popped round at about 8am and then we waited till 2:45 for the operation ...boring, thank goodness for the laptop and Battlestar galactica!

Got down to the operating room, had a needle shoved in my hand and walked into theatre. Laid down on a bed which felt like a glorified dentist chair, had an injection in my hand and breathed in some oxygen and woke up later on from dreaming lots about battlestar glactica.

Back on the ward, I munched on beef and mushroom stew(first food for 15 hours...mmm) and then we waited another 4 hours to make sure I was ok. We return at 8:45pm all done and dusted and resting with 2 weeks off work


Worse moment was finding out that I was 18 stone!!! 115kg ouch
Best moment not being in EXTREME pain.

This is me today after a good nights sleep

Sunday 7 September 2008

Rhino Pastry

This last week has had its ups and downs but I think mainly up.
On Thursday, I received a call from the NHS saying that the operation for straightening the cartilage in my nose (approx date Feb 2009) would be able to occur in October (Just as we move). I called back on Friday and said

"Sorry, Can't make it due to new job, any cancellations for next week?"
They said
"Yes, can you do Monday?"

So at 7:30 am, on Monday, I'll be sitting in St Michael's Hospital in the ENT ward waiting for my 3o min operation .... Photos to follow

Tuesday 2 September 2008

My Testimonial

The 1st of September was day of destiny when Woodlands rangers gave me a testimonial game of football to celebrate my years off service before we head of to Hungary.
My mighty team of Cheese consisted of

Joel M
Joey Mitch Fluffy Jim Burns Tim Addy
Arnuad Drew Me Dave Jeal
Dave Corp Danny Arbon

Official Match commentator(s) : The Hall Tribe

We lost 4-2 but the game was so much fun... check out the pictures and the video and then we piled upstairs into the bar, ate pizza and chilled... A most excellent event and time. I will treasure the support and friendship shown that day for a long long time... and it looks like it could be my last game of footy in the uk ...(cue Next post)