March 29, 2011 at 8:24 PM

My trip to hospital to remove Polly the Polyp has been and gone, and it’s been a success!

Last week, I went into hospital for the op. I wasn’t allowed to eat on the day of the operation and by 4pm op I was ravenous! Having the injection of anaesthetic was a very cool experience. If you’ve ever seen House or ER then you’ve probably seen what it looks like when they inject dye and see it go through the veins – it was similar thing when they injected the general anaesthetic. “It might tighten your chest a little” was what they said, and it did in a strange way. When it was injected it hurt in the vein up the arm, and then i could feel that spreading all the way up my arm and branching off like the dye, and by the time it reached my chest I was under.

Apparently when I was in recovery I was shouting to the world “I FEEL LOOPY” over and over. I don’t remember this… which is probably a good thing. I apologise to any of the hospital staff who I asked the same question to over and over again. My sister got asked “Well, how are you?” 3 times – I only remember asking once!

I only had one meal at the hospital, breakfast. Shredded wheat, toast, and a plate of marmite. That’s right, a PLATE. I didn’t eat it all, funnily enough.

Since the op, my nose and face has been quite sore. I’m resting as any activity makes my nose start to bleed. Hopefully that will subside soon.

An anti-stain

March 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I have an ‘anti-stain’ in my room – it’s a region where the carpet is much cleaner than the rest of the room.

This morning, after showering, I brought a full pint glass of ribena up to my room. Ribena is one of the most purple liquids out there, except for solutions of potassium permangenate. Made from blackberries, it can stain most light coloured things it comes into contact with.

So, *of course* I had to knock over the entire pint of ribena onto my *cream coloured* bedroom carpet. Murphy, your Law of Sod bites me in the behind once more.

To clear this up I went into down and bought some carpet mousse and I’ve given it a good scrub and it’s come up as good as new….. but it’s the only part of the carpet now that is clean! The stain has turned into an anti-stain. It looks like I’ll be doing much more carpet cleaning tomorrow….