Tigerlilly Quinn: Hospital Food

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Hospital Food

'In your tribute album to the world

You must never forget
To sing the one about the cat
Who's always getting wet
He's always got a problem
He's a very bitter dude
And now he is complaining
'bout his hospital food' - The Eels - Hospital Food

If you follow me twitter you may or may not be aware that I have been in and out of hospital for the past few week for check ups. The reason for this is that I am having an operation this Tuesday..
Around September/October time I found a lump in my (in real life I would say 'boob' here but when I went to write it I suddenly came over all prudish ha!) breast. I got it checked out and was told to come back in a couple of weeks if it was still there, which it was.
I was then referred to a specialist who did alot of painful tests which included a giant needle gun being fired through my skin to take samples..(they remarked how brave I was through this as some people faint..but then again they do probably say that to everyone). And I had to wait a few weeks for the results.
When the results finally came I was called into the hospital again to discuss them with the doctor who told me it was a benign lump that could be removed if I wanted it to be but wouldn't cause any damage if I didn't. I was told to go away and think about what I wanted to do for a week and get back to them.
It was about this time I found out I was pregnant so that kind of made my decision for me.
Since Christmas I have decided to get it taken out (as it is painful and has got bigger but I have been reassured it is still nothing to worry about, phew!). I have to admit though I am really scared about the operation, although I know I will feel better afterwards and my mind will be at rest. I know I am lucky that it was a positive outcome too of course..

I have never had general anesthetic and to date have been to the hospital for the following reasons:

Meningococcal Septicaemia aged 8 (almost died)
A head on (very fast) collision in a car (neck brace)
Being spiked with Rohypnol (sick)
Most recently our loss over Christmas

I was born at home so I don't even really associate hospitals with happy times either they are just sad/bad places to me that I very much do not like! I guess I am working myself up a little but I just wanted to vent/share I guess!

Have any of you had general anesthetic before? What was it like? xoxo


Rachel Clare Price said...

Eee can't believe you were spiked -thats awful! :( Only time I was in hospital was when I got thrown off a horse (apparently a major overreaction to what turned out to be some bruising)

Hope youre ok and the op goes well! we'll be thinking of you x x

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

urgh Rach some people are just plain horrible! Luckily my best friend found me and called an abulance :)

Haha aww poor you, do you ride lots? Horses scare me a little xx

Rachel Clare Price said...

I used to ride all the time - unfortunately horses dont spend much time in my little corner of newcastle sob sob, I miss it though xx

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