I went in at 11 and it was still touch and go until 3.00pm when I got the call to put the gown on (this is the one true sign that your operation is definitely going to go ahead). Surgery (orbital floor repair) all seemed to go really well and they sound very pleased with the result. My eye is a swollen bloody mess at the moment but it already feels more like a normal eye compared to the soggy, sad thing it was turning into, with much freer range of movement of the eyeball. Plus, I’m now bionic 🙂
A couple of comedy moments – they forgot to draw an arrow on my head this time, which made for a funny conversation in pre-surgery and working out that the chirpy porter (they are always chirpy) who took me down knew similar jiujitsu people. Some more comedy escapades with getting a check X-Ray the next day, which ended up with me being literally taken around the houses from one building to another across a street (in a wheelchair), swapping wheelchairs with another team and then finding out the X-Ray machine was broken, so having to go all the way back and find another one.
So, lots of fun and games, but the upshot is, I was broken and the NHS fixed me and I’m very grateful. Now I just need to rest and recover. Thank you for listening, and hopefully, this is the last of my hospital updates and we can all get back to talking about martial arts.