Month: November 2020

Hospital Day

As I cannot drive after surgery I got a taxi to the hospital this morning. As it’s another county I ordered it to be early forgetting there the roads would be empty. As a result I was half an hour early and here at 7 am.

It’s going to be a long day I feel, so thankfully they have WiFi and I have my kindle with me.

My view is quite unremarkable though.

Saturday Beanie

I bought Caron X Pantone “Tree Rings” yarn a few weeks back and today decided to put it to good use and make a beanie. I bought 2 lots, so I’ll have to decide what to do with the other set of hanks.

Christmas Wreath

I have never bothered knitting much for Christmas, however, this year I decided to pull out all the stops and make a Christmas Wreath. I still have to finish it with a “Merry Christmas” on it, but alas I cannot find red felt letters anywhere for love nor money, which means I may have to make them, or find a cake topper that will fit.

Quick Beanie

I have, like many of you, a stash that fills a whole room. More yarn than I will ever use, but obviously need in my life, after all, a life without yarn is a life without purpose, and as my all-time favourite designer, William Morris said: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

With that, I decided to make quick beanie hat using Hayfield Spirit DK yarn. It took no time at all to make, I managed to watch two episodes of “The Leftovers” and two of “The Cabin with Bert Kreischer”. Who said that men cannot multi-task has no idea. The only thing that pissed me off was the join ladder that appeared, which never has in the past, and I have knitted many many hats on DPN’s. But it was a quick knit and I cannot expect perfection whilst watching TV too LOL

Anyway, here it is.

Operation

Back on 26th August, I talked about my busted nose, and how it all came to be. After the visit to the doctors, I finally got an appointment for the ENT department a few weeks ago. The consultant told me to tilt my head and she said without even looking properly “Yes, there is quite a large hole there”. I told her that the doctor did not see it, which she said that it was her job and she does this day in, day out, and chuckled. She then got the camera out and showed me the hole and all the scaring inside my nose from my many operations. Her diagnosis was that they would attempt to fix the hole by cutting and roughing up the edges so that it may knit on its own and repair the hole. All the scaring she explained needed to be cut out and made better and she would reposition my septum and with a bit of luck I will be able to breathe properly after it has all healed and the whistling will be gone, however, she did say that there could be a chance that it will not work, and if that is the case I will have a larger operation and they will remove nasal bone and do a more severe version of this along with new nasal tubes (of which I already have one).

Today it all started with a visit to the hospital for my pre-med. MRSI test, ECG, blood pressure, heart and lungs were all tested and details are taken of allergies and medication taken. I am to have a COVID-19 test on Saturday and then M and I have to isolate until I go for my operation next Tuesday. I was surprised by the isolation part, but I am not complaining as it means I can be well-rested before the operation. I have to be in the hospital for 7:30am which is a pain the in the arse as I will have to get a taxi there which will cost a fortune as it is 10 miles away in another county. M does not drive, so I have enlisted the services of my stepfather to collect me when I am able to go home, which should be early evening. They suggested that I should take the week off work, but I have had full reconstructive surgery and gone to work a couple of days later with my face in plaster like a hockey mask and stitches, and I had surgery a year ago on my face to remove skin cancer and was off just the day of the operation, so I will see how I feel.

Fingers crossed it all works.

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