So last night I spoke at the Patient Information Evening… There were about 50 people (potential patients plus their support persons) present and I was really very nervous although I don’t think that many people would’ve known that… I summoned up all my performance skills learned way back in my “theatre days” and put them back into use! #deepbreathandimaginethemintheirundies
If you ask me what I said then I’m afraid I can’t tell you… I have absolutely no recollection of what I said! Though I do remember retelling a quick story of a time in the early days after surgery when I had eaten too quickly… And in hindsight perhaps me spewing in the gardens at Harbourtown shopping Centre wasn’t the best story to tell! LOL! It did get a bit of laugh when I explained the whole scenario and how Drew, our youngest son who was 19 at the time had said to me “Just spew in the garden Mum, that’s what I do!” Good grief!
Whatever I said, I think for the most part it was well received!
Jump forward to today and I feel strangely emotional… Quite teary in fact. Hmmm… Could this just be as a result of being in a “highly charged emotional state” last night fuelled by my nerves and subsequent adrenalin rush? Probably! #soundlikeIknowhwatimtalkingabout
I think I actually enjoyed sharing my story last night and, yes, I hope to be asked again although maybe I won’t share my spew story!
This surgery, the subsequent journey, and even the pathway to get there in the first place, has been life changing for me and I am so keen to be honest, open and up front to ANYONE who thinks that maybe it could do the same for them…
Soooo… if you have any questions, come at me… ♥♥♥