A Vegan Experience of Surgery & Recovery: I had chest reconstruction surgery on August 22nd 2017. For Vegan Mofo 2017, I will be writing about my experience preparing for surgery and my ongoing recovery.
This was planned to be my final post for Mofo this year, but as tomorrow is Halloween I’m going to try and whip up something tasty to share with you as a farewell post before I take a week or so off blogging to recover!
I wanted to do a post thanking a lot of wonderful people who really helped me during recovery, without them I think I would have found the whole experience a lot harder than it was. Going through something like this really does make you realise how lucky you are to be surrounded by awesome people.
So, thank you Bryn for looking after me, keeping me smiling, laughing and happy during the most uncomfortable, painful and strange weeks during recovery. You have been so kind and made my first week post surgery a piece of cake. Also, I will never forget you sharing mac n cheese with me, or for bringing me cake.
Thank you to Dave who drove all the way down from Manchester to Brighton and back up again, just to get me home comfortably. This was such a big help and I appreciate it all so much ❤
Thank you to my amazing, patient, caring and hilarious boyfriend Logan, who took me in and took the best care of me for 7 weeks or so. Watching Steven Universe together, napping together, eating Chinese noodles or mac n cheese and colouring together was amazing and special. You are the best
Special thanks to Susan and Jayson for your amazing care packages. These brought me so much joy and all the tasty things so thank you so much for thinking of me
Thank you to Jack, Joanna & George for visiting me in Brighton. It was so good to see your wonderful faces.
Thank you to my ex and housemate Jake who looked after Kobi while I was gone, also a shout out to my awesome friend Isobel who stepped in and looked after him when Jake was busy
Thank you to my amazing friends, queer family and work colleagues who sent me funny, cute, supportive messages during my time off. I know I was shit at replying but I did appreciate them
I also want to thank the amazing cats who all looked after me in their own ways during recovery
Sidney was the most amazing post surgery nurse. She kept me company by snuggling up to me while I was chilling and sleeping, generally being cute, gentle and lovely. I was really sad to say goodbye to her, she definitely had healing powers
Bo, who is such a lovely, timid and adorable ball of floof. We’ve really got to know each other during our stay at Logans and he was so lovely and cute to me. I feel like we had a lot of special bonding moments and he was very careful not to hurt me during my fragile early days
And finally, to Kobi. Who I sadly saw very little of during recovery, but who kept out of trouble and has been super affectionate and lovely since I returned home. I was worried he would be mad at me but all has been forgiven and we have had some amazing cuddles.
And finally, thanks to everyone who has been reading and leaving such lovely supportive comments during this month. I definitely feel like this theme was the right thing to do for me and the blog at this time, I’m so glad folk have been enjoying it and finding it useful
I will be back tomorrow for my final post of Mofo 2017!