I’m so excited! I went for my consultation at the hospital today.
One of my biggest worries was that they wouldn’t understand me, that they might treat me like somebody who was simply looking for a quick fix and be judgmental. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
Gaynor and Mandy who welcomed me to the hospital were really friendly and helpful. Mr Ackroyd, my surgeon was very sympathetic and put me at ease straight away. He was really understanding about my issues with food and talking to him made me even more confident that I have made the right decision. I feel a lot calmer now. Sue, one of the nurses, was really helpful and gave me lots of information about what will happen, from the day of the operation right through to being discharged. It doesn’t seem so scary now that I have seen the hospital and understand how everything works.
The realisation that I am having a big operation is frightening, but after speaking to Sarah at NOSC on the phone today and all the additional information that I gathered at the hospital, I know I am doing the right thing.
How do I feel? To be honest, it’s difficult to explain. I am rather weepy but also very excited at the same time.
I feel like today is the start of my new healthy and happier life.
The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato