10 February 2014

Tomorrow at 11 am I am to check in to hospital for the whole shebang, four, maybe five or who knows, just three short days of fun with colon and stomach and assorted other organs. I don't expect I will get to eat much. Part of me wants to treat this like any old adventure, cycle there with my essentials, my nightdress and toothbrush tucked into my old red panniers. And of course, cycle back home when I have seen the sights and run out of clean underwear. 
But I suppose I better play the part of mature woman with a nagging chronic illness. Anyway, I feel so much better. It probably was nothing apart from losing a bit of weight.
I'll bring a couple of books and the ipod with my latest collection of radio documentaries and the soothing voice of Jarvis Cocker for long nights. And I'll catch up on life without internet. Last time I was in hospital, I watched two series of Madmen almost nonstop. And now look where that got me.


Ms. Moon said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and may this hospital adventure (oh dear- you are so brave) lead to some answers, some sort of plan for feeling even better.

mm said...

All the very best to you and I hope that everything goes well and that the outcomes are positive.

Radio documentaries are good - you can't go too far wrong with Radio 4 imo.

am said...

Hope everything can be accomplished in three days, although a 5-day internet break sounds therapeutic!

Your healthy spirit shines in the your vision of cycling to the hospital and cycling home again.

Sending love and encouragement across the miles.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to read that you are feeling better and hope that you find answers during your hospital stay. Mad Men is pretty good entertainment. We've enjoyed a few seasons of it. Laughter is good for healing.