Saturday, 4 January 2014

Woe Is Me


As some of you may already know I had a routine hospital appointment the day before New Years Day, all was well and another one the day after. Two appointments sandwiched either side of New Years Day was not exactly how I had planned to see 2013 out nor 2014 in! Thursdays appointment was to have a small lesion removed from my face, at the side between my eye and hairline. The whole thing has been a NHS fiasco to be honest and an ongoing saga since spring. Images taken of said lesion which weren't clear and I had to go back, twice. The summer moved on, two holidays with the use of factor 50 sunscreen and a hat until finally in October I get the news it is possibly something sinister, basal cell carcinoma and will be removed. Whilst awaiting for minor op appointment I get a letter to say I had failed to turn up for my appointment, yes you guessed it, an appointment I had never received and was still patiently awaiting for! Bloody NHS! Anyway the upshot is, it has gone and I await results, but do have a bit of headache and a nice big fat dressing on my face which I can't get wet (perfect excuse to get a wash and blow dry). I was also more than shocked  to be told to completely rest for 2-3 days and not to bend down for up to two weeks so that the blood doesn't rush to my head and the wound starts bleeding! Both crazy (according to OH.........) and difficult, try remembering to squat just to put the washing in the machine so that you are not bending over. So I just wanted to make you ladies aware that it is not just moles that either suddenly appear or change that you need to be aware of but in fact anything that might crop up and not go away is always worth a mention next time you are off to the surgery for something else. My lesion just looked like a blister.

CAN NOT WAIT to have the dressing off and the stitches out next Thursday, meanwhile I shall try and take it easy for the rest of the weekend and get back to the real world of work, housework and proper blogging next week.

Here's what I wore to my appointment......(I wasn't smiling for long).


Trench Coat - Gap 
Scarf - Louis Vuitton (when am I seen without it?) similar here
Breton - Boden (not seen)
Jeggings - Warehouse
Boots - Oasis similar here
Bag - Louis Vuitton similar here

So it hurts when I pull any kind of facial expression and I wake up every time I turn over in bed, other than that I'm fine!

I hope you all have a fab weekend!


21 comments:

  1. Oh no Sharron......reason to be well & truly looked after & others to do the washing! Paracetamol & ibuprofen will help :-) Happy New Year, xx

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  2. Oh Sharron not the best start to the New Year for you but hopefully once this discomfort has passed you can put the whole matter behind you. In the meantime I hope the pain fades quickly & you take advantage of the doctors orders & get plenty of rest & me time. Sending you a large virtual hug Jane xx
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  3. Let the family pamper you - in fact, insist on it! Take care of yourself.

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  4. Hope you feel better soon Sharron - make sure you do take it easy and don't go mad trying to catch up with everything next week (listen to me - I sound like a proper old hen!). Get the others to put the washing in for you! Take care (and love the outfit by the way!) xx

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  5. Get well soon Sharron, sorry to hear what you've been through. Sending best wishes for 2014 xxx

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  6. Get well soon... great outfit ... I know it can be had hard to stay put - but please take it easy. happy New Year..xo

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  7. Bless you Sharron....not a nice thing to have hanging over you for Christmas and New Year! Bet you are relieved it's all sorted now though. Hope it's not too painful and that you are on the mend. If it's any consolation you must have been the most stylish patient they saw that day.....you look great! Best wishes Michelle xx

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  8. Hi my dear- wishing you a full and speedy recovery and do try and let the family pamper you whilst you recouperate. Sending lots of hugs and best wishes xxxxx

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  9. Oh no poor you! I'm so sorry about that and hope you heal soon. Follow drs' orders and be good! Your outfit was perfect! xx

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  10. Wishing you a speedy recover,lovely!

    X

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  11. Put your feet up and take it easy
    Hope you feel better soon Sharron xx

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  12. poor you - hope you get well soon. Great outfit btw.

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  13. I know the feeling. Mine just looked like a spot on the end of my nose which my GP said was harmless on 3 visits. It wasn't. Despite health insurance it took another 6 month to find a surgeon to deal effectively with it. Basal cell carcinoma is not the dangerous type so yours should heal OK. Never heard of the not bending down I just carried on as Norma. Now wear SPF 50 every Day.

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    1. I think the not bending down business is to do with blood rushing to your head so that it doesn't start to bleed. The surgeon said it and the after care leaflet also and specifically states not to do your own shoes up if you have had anything removed from your face! x

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  14. Oh Sharron...I didn't know you went to the hospital fot that!! Hope it heals well for you.
    Take Care Anne xx

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  15. Very elegant for a hospital appointment, I don't even look that pulled together at work! I hope that all goes well with your health stuff happy 2014!

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  16. OMG!! Sending you big hugs. Take it easy so that all heals well xx

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  17. Oh hun, I do hope you are ok. Sending hugs
    X x

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  18. Look after yourself S. Glad you are ok. And I love your outfit!

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  19. You poor thing! What a rotten end to the year, but I'm hoping you're well on the mend at this stage. I can only imagine how frustrating the constrictions must be. But Michelle Lee is right ... you were definitely the most stylish patient they saw that day! Loving how the standards didn't slip! Get well very soon xx

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