Vegan Mofo 2017 #30: Special Thanks

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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.

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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 ❤

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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5 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo 2017 #30: Special Thanks

  1. You are welcome, and Sidney sends a gentle bite. She was very happy to have someone home all the time to sit with and looked quite put out the next week when I was at work all the time.

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  2. It sounds like you’re very well-loved! I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts this month, both food-related and otherwise. You’ve shared some really personal experiences in such an honest, warm and open way. I hope the rest of your recovery goes well, and that you continue to eat all the amazing food!

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  3. Such snuggly kitties ❤
    Cats are amazing nurses, quite surprisingly really! I'm glad you had such a good support around you. Thanks for sharing your story this month.

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  4. I had an out-patient surgical procedure done today and was thinking about your surgical experiences through the whole ordeal. My pre op, surgery, and post-op was both easier and harder than anticipated. I admire the courage and strength you’ve shown through your posts. I did feel unexpectedly vulnerable heading into today and I’m so glad that although you seemed to feel that way too, you still shared your experiences, physical and emotional.

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