Going back to uni in a week and a bit and I’m so excited because this means it’s STATIONERY BUYING TIME!
Elizabeth, if you are going to watch a film about an artist who was frequently depressed and ultimately killed himself don’t be surprised if you end up sad.
Things that all started when someone stole a loaf of bread:
Photography killed the portrait painter.
Operation complete! I have clearly watched too much House because I was so excited by everything. I got to wear a back-opening hospital gown in the back, there was an IV in my hand (that was the only needle! Best day ever!), I had to lie down on a surgery table, I had to have an oxygen mask, I woke up in recovery, they made my bed sit up…
And some of the most exciting things were where they differed. The nurses had cute colourful scrubs on with like Teddy Bears and stuff because Thursdays the doctors who tend to have kids as patients were in, I was given a dressing gown to which they pinned the key to my locker, a boy getting his tonsils out got a bright orange gown with white spots (so jealous!), they keep checking my name, DOB, and what I was getting done, the nurses share little personal anecdotes and give the impression that if they were not so busy they would love to sit and chat. Also it was surgery BYO soy icecream which amused me endlessly (and we forgot to take home the rest of the ice cream).
General anaesthetic is weird. My face felt tingly and the next thing I remember my body was very insistent I sleep, but I desperately wanted to be awake (why, I have no idea, there was nothing interesting going on…).
The numbness I don’t like, but it isn’t too bad. I am super messy when eating, and had to be shown how to drink liquids and swallow my tablets with ice cream, but I feel like I am getting pretty pro at it. Still, this liquid diet doesn’t seem right. I tried chewing some bread but it was just weird and depressing. For some reason if I am not chewing, I feel like I haven’t been fed. Although I suppose I could just be hungry, the soft bit of the bread roll I just ate has made me feel better.
Anyway, numbness should be wearing off tomorrow morning or possibly the day after and then I can chew and I think have warm food and stuff (and experience pain…) Meantime the custard and jelly Mum made me is delicious, as is the ice-cream. And I forgot that potato and pea soup is really thick cold.
EDIT: I also looked creepy coming out because my teeth were covered in blood and I couldn’t close my mouth. Vampire fun times!