Well the last few weeks have been really busy for me what with one thing and another.
I am still busy collecting sponsorship money in from the mile sponsored swim I managed to complete on 23rd May.
As for some of the time I have been attending various hospital appointments. Yesterday was no exception but I have good news. I am at last discharged from the eye department at RSH. The staff have been absolutely wonderful and despite the fact I will have small black floaters my eyes have recovered from the surgery I had in March.
Yesterday morning, I had two telephone calls. One was an Occupational Therapist making an appointment to see me next week in preparation for my operation on 25th June. Having confirmed this appointment I then started to prepare for the journey to Shrewsbury.
The second telephone call was the hospital where I am to have my operation. "Can you come in earlier?"
Me dumbfounded not sure how to respond "when and why?"
We have had some cancellations and need to fill the slots and it is Monday 14th June.
Call up to loving and wonderful husband. Does Monday suit you for the operation date?
"Yes, fine with me".
Checking diary frantically "um does it have to be Monday I have an appointment in Sheffield that day".
Oh what the heck get it over and done with the sooner the better.
"Yes the 14th will be fine thank you."
Frantically trying to make mental notes of who to contact about cancelled appointments on Monday.
First let Debenhams know I won't be there by telephone and back this up with an email to let them know I am sitll willing to help with the project.
Second let family know not able to visit this weekend.
Third telephone Occupational Therapy team and let them know things have been brought forward.
The list seemed endless but I got there in the end.
With last night being late night shopping off we set to buy various items I required to go to hospital with. I had been putting this off till nearer the operation date but yesterday's news brought everything forward.
So most things have been purchased and I am slowly calming down having ticked lots of my lists.
I have even managed to fill in the CRB check form I was given to complete last Friday.
So today is now a normal Friday with a visit to the dentist this afternoon. An engineer to visit the washing machine and a load of routine stuff.
All I have left to do is pack my hospital bag. Prepare my Chairman's Challenge if I ever manage to get my head around the challenge and set off to the swimming pool as normal.
It is nice to have normal things to do instead of sitting at home fretting.
I just wish my life was "normal" who knows one day it could be, but would I be the same as I am now. I love life's challenges and what it throws at me, it has made me a stronger person. I understand and can empathise with people a lot more when they are scared or upset. Worrying about the future is normal but to me just getting through each day is a challenge.
One thing I have definitely learned is I love challenges. I am setting myself goals and who knows what the rest of this year will bring.
I hope to return to disabled sports in Stafford soon as this will bring new challenges in itself and I love trying to beat my personal best.
This year is certainly full of surprises some nice some not so nice but I will keep going to beat the blues.
Best wishes to everyone.