Due to the fact that I had my Toe operated on!
I went to Sutton Hospital and happened to bump into the Registrar and the Surgeon/Consultant in the corridor, who whipped me straight into the ward and got to work! I bearly had time to kiss my husband goodbye! (probably a good thing, or I might have blubbered), so the next thing I knew I was sitting on this bed and Mr B had his pen out!!
The next bit was more painful as he injected my ankle 3 times - OUCH! and I waited for the stuff to kick in and for my foot to go numb.
In the meantime the nurses, one trainee, Michelle & one senior nurse Lynne took my blood pressure, filled out forms and said reassuring things!
The next thing I know I was asked to put on my gown and I was whipped off down the ward and into the operating theatre.
It was very strange being awake during the procedure, chatting away whilst Mr B did what he had to do. Towards the end he said "would you like to see?" So the little curtain was pulled down and he showed me my toe bone and let me watch him stitching me up!!
After wrapping me in what they call a comedy bandage - being called so because it looks like something out of a cartoon, I was whisked back to the ward and brought a cup of tea.
The nurse came to say that I couldn't go home until Mr B had come to see me. I asked if this was usual, she said no! Mr B arrived, told me not to worry, and that all had gone well, and that my recovery may be sooner than the 4 weeks that they put on paper - more likely to be 2 weeks, so fingers crossed that that is the case!!
Half an hour later, my darling Hubby arrived and I was taken home.
As you can see, I have a lovely "boot" to wear. I had to sit like this all night and for the next 3 days. Oh Er! Hubby has to go to a meeting today, so I have neighbours coming in to check on me during the day. Isn't that kind?
To end this post I would like to say thanks to the Doctors and Nurses that looked after me yesterday.