What a week it has been – not the best but definitely necessary. I wrote a post a couple of months ago about my Harri requiring an operation. Nothing too major but she would need a general anastetic, which quite franlkly terrified me.
After 6 months of cancelling appointments we finally got one scheduled for Tuesday. The date wasn’t ideal, we would have just returned home from our trip to Bluestone and I knew we would be tired and grumpy. However, I needed to get this operation done and dusted, it had been hanging over us all for almost a year and I didn’t want to waste any more of our year waiting and worrying.
I woke up on Tuesday morning with nervous butterflies and a lump in my throat, we had all been dreading this day for a while and now it was finally here. So off we went to our local Children’s hospital Alder Hey feeling scared and sad. We were advised by Dr’s to have this operation, but you never know if you are making the right decision. Questions were running through our head – Are we doing the right thing? What if something goes wrong? Is this the best option for Harri? I suppose sometimes all you can do is to put your trust in the professionals and hope that they realise that they have your whole world in their hands.
Luckily the morning went quite fast which was probably due to the amazing staff – I can’t praise them enough. They made Harri (and me) feel so at ease, the hospital, the different people, the scary machines didn’t phase her – she didn’t cry at all – I felt so proud of her. I wont lie, it was hard especially when they put her to sleep in my arms – I wont forget that for a long time and then of course the waiting. It was only an hour but we felt every second of it, waiting, hoping, praying until we got confirmation that she was back from surgery. The procedure was a success and she was fine, full of beans the moment she woke up – of course we have follow up appointments and their is always risk of infection but I feel like we can now draw a line under it.
It is funny because Tuesday night when I went to bed I felt different – I have been such a grump lately, irritable and emotional but I now feel like a weight has been lifted from me. I didn’t realise how much stress this must have been causing me.
So not the most exciting of weeks but a very important one. I hope now that we can all start afresh and begin to enjoy the rest of the year.
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