Thursday, 12 November 2009

What do I want for Christmas?

I know what I'd like for Christmas and it won't cost me a penny! This is some thing I've dreamed of for the last twenty years. The last twenty years being the last time I went to the hospital to have a problem sorted;but it wasn't sorted. I came away very disappointed, my world shattered. 'BUT' ... and there's always a but! I went to my doctor some months ago with a swelling in my left thigh area. I was sent immediately to A&E with suspected DVT deep vein thrombosis. This condition can be life threatening. I was lucky that time, I had some thing else called Thrombophlibitis, inflammation of the veins. Still bloody painful, but it wasn't going to kill me. I have had several trips to the same hospital I went to twenty years ago, they still say the same thing... 'no can do.' BUT ... and there's that but again.. I was sent to a different hospital in a different town, they did an examination, ultra sound and put me on a waiting list. A waiting list!!!!! So I can hear you asking what it is I want for Christmas and am having it.....
A new leg. Yes. On Christmas Eve this year at 7a.m I will be going to have my left leg sorted, my varicose veins burnt away. The hidious bulging mess that has prevented me from wearing shorts in the summer, going swimming for fear of people staring at me. You might think that sounds nasty and painful. It might well be but I need the operation and I'm getting a new leg for Christmas. I am one happy bunny!!

18 comments:

Secretia said...

That is good, and I heard it's not that painful at all. You will feel great when it's done. So , my congratulations to you on the scheduling.

Secretia

Indigo said...

Secretia ~ Thank you. I'll get out of cooking the Christmas dinner this year, and hopefully get some well deserved pampering...maybe!

UBERMOUTH said...

I thought you were having your leg off for a minute.

Well, I am glad you're so happy about having an operation.

Indigo said...

UBS ~ If I had my leg off...I'd fall over :-))))

Gray said...

I am glad you are finally getting something done you've wanted for all of this time.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, always nice to see new faces!:)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

indigo: I knew a guy that wanted to give me his middle leg. :)

Sweetie...I'm happy for you baby. Will you still wear one of those paper hats in celebration. It's tradition right?

later sweets.
xx

Indigo said...

Gray ~ Yes I'm looking forward very much to having a nice looking leg, bit like the other one. ;-)

Indigo said...

Spiky ~ yeah I'll still wear a silly paper hat and blow one of those roll out whistles, if need be.. looking forward to doing absoluelty nothing afterwards, relax and mend! Drink plenty alcohol, purely medicinal of course ;-))))

Shelly Rayedeane said...

If I could predict the future, I would give you all you want for Christmas!

Have a lovely day!

Indigo said...

Shelly Rayedeane ~ 'WOW' thank you, then if I should ask for £1 million pounds, I would give you half. ;-)

nitebyrd said...

See, now this instance is when Americans would be screaming and yelling about socialized medicine. We'd want it fixed - "NOW!" We can be demanding, can't we? ;)

Indigo, I'm so glad that you'll be getting the procedure done even if it is on Christmas Eve. Now your leg is going to be as gorgeous as the rest of you!

Indigo said...

nitebyrd ~ We have a national health service, they were excellent when my dad has his stroke. I've waited so long for the man from delmonte to say yes ;-))))). Arrrrr you are so kind. You might actually get a photo of the finshed leg in all it's white glory.....XX

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe suga did they give you the treatment of antibiotic and blood thinning medicine. It is still important to look for the signs of reddens and pain....Pain is the indicator...just one nurses opinion

Indigo said...

Just telling it like it is ~ Nope aint had none of that. But when it flares up, I have great difficulty in walking, it's more of a nasty limp. My knee gets massive and I can't kneel down. Down right bloody uncomfortable. And apparently dangerous? Tis good I have my very own private nurse to hand...thank you

Just telling it like it is said...

Your welcome!! I feel for you!

Indigo said...

Just tellgin it like it is ~ maybe you could come look after me when I'm done, mop my brow, kiss away the pain ..? Make me a cup of tea? Just thought I'd ask... :-)

viemoira said...

Congratulations! i wish you a safe and speedy recovery! :)

Indigo said...

viemoira ~ Thanks for dropping in and thank you for leaving a lovely message, I hope the recovery will be a speedy one, I hate being incopasitated..