Christmas and Op Prep

Health, Hips, Hypermobility, SURGERY, Triple Pelvic Ost, Femoral Ost, PAO

Well this is a first having a Christmas where I wasn’t recovering from Surgery first, Normally…. well for the last four years since 2009 I have had Surgery prior to the Christmas run up, therefore always been hindered in the Present Shopping and of course the Cooking of the Dinner, and generally well just not been at my best due to pain or the painkillers themselves. So this year was Novel, firstly no Surgery, secondly I wasn’t cooking either, we were all invited to my Mum’s for the day. Yay!!

Dinner was amazing, I truly loved it. I think it was harder than I thought to leave the house and actually be dressed on Christmas Day (sounds bad, but always had been recovering so Lived in Pj’s on this day) which meant kids did too. And of course we would all veg out in front of the Tv afterwards. It’s different at other people’s houses, even if relaxed you can’t quite slob out as you would at home lol.

On the way home though, we passed the most Magickal and Wonderful Christmas Lights in a local village, it truly helped lift the spirits and help the Christmas feel in us, it’s been a difficult Christmas time. These lights give you that Childhood wonder and amazement, and I can honestly say they really cheered me up.

Had a few family losses before Christmas so this Happy Time wasn’t so Happy, More reflective and sobering to be honest. Been an emotional and exhausting time. Leaving little brain space for preparing myself for Surgery on the 8th Jan. Been run down and poorly and now with an infection, I can only hope the Anti-Biotic’s work in time and the Surgery isn’t cancelled.

If this last month with Family passing has taught me anything, Life is not to be wasted, took for granted and not lived to the fullest with what makes you happy. So as scary as this Surgery is, My head is looking much further in the future than that, I see me painfree and walking aidfree, limpfree and joining in on all those family activities.

So for Christmas I asked for all the little things that make Recovery much better, Soft warm Pj’s, Slippers, Dressing Gown, Pants like Shorts (so they don’t rub on scars) Socks, and lovely Bath stuff I can use in the sink or with Bath Board. Things small luxuries will help you feel Human afterwards. Onwards and Upwards to Op day and forwards to Recovery….. Roll on 2014

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Sbs Event 2013

Blogger Reviews, Events, Triple Pelvic Ost, Femoral Ost, PAO

What is #sbs? well pull up a chair and let me tell you….

Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationeryplus Boux Avenue lingerie and Robert Dyas, as well as joint owner of Red Letter Days
Theo is also a mentor and investor to many other business acquainted via the Den includingMagicWhiteboardWedgewelly and Value My Stuff.
Each week Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count.
Each week Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted. As he has over 400,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.
The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity and crucially for many, increased sales! Of course, none of this is guaranteed as it is largely down to perseverance and hard work. A smidgen of luck comes in handy.
And why am I telling you all this, well because back in 2012 1st April (i know fools day, except this time i was no fool) I WON my #SBS and recently 28th Nov I got to meet Theo Paphitis and show off my picture with him.
So there you have it, if you have a small business/hobby/crafter that you would like to get noticed have a go, find out more info here http://www.theopaphitissbs.com/
Now after all that excitement, it’s time to prepare for surgery once again. Date is for the 8th Jan 2014 and the plan is pelvic ost, so long recovery ahead once more.