Wednesday 17th September 2014, Beachmere.
Over a full week has now passed since the operation and how things have changed. The past two days have been the big difference in my recovery as I have now gone to being almost totally pain free and not taking any pain killers. What a difference in the way I am currently feeling after somewhat wishing I had never gone through with the procedure, although it really did have to be done. I will have to really keep my mind about myself for a while though, as I am now feeling that well that I am constantly forgetting that I have another four odd weeks without any hard lifting or work during my recovery period. I have even resumed my voluntary work at the museum today and yesterday, and considering I have only a few weeks left before we head south again I do not intend undertaking anything large or heavy anyway.
Tuesday 9th September 2014, Beachmere.
The op has now been completed and after just one day I am back at home. All reportedly went well with surgeons indicating that their thoughts are that the nodule in Benign, as we had suspected all along, but tests results in a few days will reveal these details. I am suffering a little at the moment but I am sure the main healing will be done soon, and long term recuperation being about six weeks. This is about the time we had planned to leave here and head south so all is working out reasonably well. I guess all I have to do now is take it very easy for the next few weeks.
Sunday 7th September 2014, Beachmere.
We have been waiting for this moment for quite a while now, and at the moment the butterflies are starting to flutter somewhat. I am due to check in to the hospital, RBWH, at 6:00AM in the morning for my operation to remove this small nodule from my liver, and the nerves are starting to display a somewhat natural anxiety. We are going into the city to stay at a motel close to the hospital for the evening to overcome the problem of getting there so early in the morning. The operation is to be a key-hole type, ‘Laparoscopic’, and I am expected to be in hospital for 2-3 days and then a short recovery time at home afterwards, so in a week or so all should be back to somewhat of a normal routine, and feeling a lot of relief.
Tuesday 2nd September 2014, Beachmere.
A rueful day today being the funeral of Linda’s sister Cheryl. Linda is in Tassie for the funeral, but with regrets I am still in Brisbane, unable to attend because of health commitments. I am very much thinking of Peter, husband, and Maxine and Sandra, sisters, and will be all day and well into the future.