I hate to do it but I have had to walk away from a job that I love and feel passionate about. I have more important things to focus on now and I am a firm believer in the old adage 'what goes around, comes around.' Focusing on preparing for going into hospital on Tuesday is what I need to do now!
On the subject of hospital - my surgeon is so kind; he has arranged for me to be admitted the afternoon before my surgery so that they can administer all my anti-seizure and vasculitis meds via IV rather than have me worry about when the right time was to take them on Wednesday. He didn't have to do this and it speaks volumes for the level of care the hospital offers, I feel very lucky to be looked after by him and his team. I also suspect that given my other medical conditions, he thought that having me under observation for a few hours in advance of surgery was a good idea, as they so rarely deal with a patient with my type of vasculitis. Even so I am very grateful for this added bit of care and attention, it helps make the whole thing a little easier to deal with.
Meanwhile I have been basking in the warm glow of the love and friendship of those who genuinely care about me. I've been sent some lovely care packages in the shape of books, bathroom treats and flowers - these small gestures make such a difference at times like this! Best of all though is the final tracking down of the mythical beast that was a post-op bra in my size! All thanks to the wonderful staff in our local department store, who spent a considerable amount of time sorting this out for me! It just goes to show that it doesn't matter how 'Internet savvy' one is, there's nothing to beat good old fashioned face-to-face service!