Sunday, 29 April 2012


It's day 6 and I feel great! (:

Swelling has gone down a lot this side:

Still pretty swollen on this side: 

and yes...I am wearing the same shirt as yesterday, but with a few more horse/dog hairs on it.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Day 4 post op

Some more photos, these are really helping me tell whether the swelling is going down or not, so I'm going to carry on taking photos each day until I'm more or less normal. I've started to get some bad ass yellow bruises on my jaw line which are very sexy. My right side has gone down loads (your left in these photos) but i think 'cos I always end up sleeping on my left side, I'm still pretty swollen there and I keep having a bit of bleeding from that side. 

Managed to go for a walk this morning, but was knackered by the time I got back so went to bed again and watched 'Stardust' - you should all watch that film, I love it ^.^ Going up to see Tango again later, he is a really big comfort as are the doggies. I'll try and take a picture of them to post because they're just too cute not to!!! 

Anyway, hope everything is well your end (:


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Haven't yet been able to make myself go for a walk. I want to, I really do but energy is a problemo. I get so tired so easily. My routine is now, waking up at stupid o'clock, having breakfast, chilling for a bit with my cat, having lunch and then falling asleep for a 2-4 hour nap in the afternoon. 

But I am so bored! My body needs to do stuff man. I went to see the horse yesterday which was lovely and i think I may go up this evening as well for a quick cuddle and a hello. He always does wonders when I'm not feeling 100% - which luckily isn't very often!

I knew this week would drag, but seriously?! I've got my 1 week post op appointment on Tuesday, Tuesday not Monday, dunno why. But yeah, I feel like after that the ball will start rolling again. 

Going to try and get myself up and out on Saturday or Sunday, go groom the horse and maybe practice my plaiting or give him a bath - i think maybe a bath may be a little too much, but plaiting defo. 

Going to get up properly now and get dressed in some comfy clothing so we can go for a drive via the lovely one and only horsey! (: 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Also, I decided it was time to get up, try and make myself feel better, put some make up on and go and see the horsey. I'm yet to actually go and see the horse, cause i'm waiting for him to be put in his stable so I can avoid all contact with people, so they won't get to see my wonderful swollen face.

Like I've said before, I can't stand sitting in the house all day feeling sorry for myself. It's a very miserable grey day in England which never helps the mood.

Seriously, I cannot wait to get back in the saddle!! 

Going to try and motivate myself to take the dog for a walk with my mother tomorrow. And probably pop up and see the horse or do something. I don't think I'm quite prepared to go shopping or anything yet but yeah! I've got to get on with this :) 

Once I get back from the horse, i think it's food and then bed! 

Day 2 post op

Trying my very best to smile for the camera

I can't really smile... 

This is how much i can open my mouth, about 1 finger.


Savlon and vaseline, I <3 you.

so i'm feeling a little bit more alive today...

My experience so far: 

The best advice I found online was keep your sense of humour. Try to be a happy patient, even if you look a bit like bugs bunny, plus the doctors and nurses will find it amusing. I got told I was a right chatterbox. To be honest I think it was because I was slightly high on the amount of drugs they pumped into me. 

Something no one really mentioned was the fact you need to wee all the time after surgery, after having a drip put in you, you just want to wee!! And, warning the first time you try to get up, especially if you have the drains in your cheeks, damn, you feel like you're about to faint. Well I did, it was really horrible, I got really hot and sweaty really quickly and just wanted to cry a lot. But it get's easier after the hours go by. 

Everyone in the hospital was lovely, the doctors, the nurses, the ladies who gave me food. All in all everyone was very suprised with my swelling. Even my surgeon was impressed, he said I had the least swelling he'd ever seen. Oh, and he was lovely, as was my anesthetist, I had 2. They gave me some drug that literally made me feel drunk. Like the world was spinning. They were like "Right, Alice, we're giving you something to make you fall asleep now." I counted like up to 3 and then i woke up to lots of faces peering over me saying it all went well. I stayed in recovery for like an hour and a half, again, they were suprised at the fact I was talking. 

Oh and, this may be a suprise to a lot of you, but I managed to eat porridge the next day for breakfast, with a tea spoon, there was no way I would fit a table spoon in my mouth. Oh and for lunch I had pasta (I know, I was suprised myself!!) I had to cut it up really small and just sort of let it fall into my mouth but it was really yummy! And they gave me sticky toffee pudding with custard, which was lush, especially as I was expecting a full on liquid diet. I didn't quite finish it all but let's just say my mum didn't mind and scoffed it up for me. 

I'm home now, I'm going to post pictures soon, and pictures of my favourite things currently. I might pop up to see the horse today, depending on how I feel, or maybe tomorrow, and I really need to go for a walk or something, I'm not one for sitting in bed all day!! Except for the exception of yesterday but I was absolutely  knackered! 

Anyway my lovelies, I'm going to ice pack my face and watch 'New Girl'. 

Love Alice xxx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Day 0

A few photos from the hospital. I'll update properly later on. 


A few hours post op - not too swollen!

Bite post op!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

It's tomorrow!!

I can't quite believe it. I feel sick to the stomach, that could just be the fact I ate a massive roast dinner! But yes, I can't quite believe it. I've felt super chilled today, I had a massive tidy up of my bedroom which was a challenge and a half, but atleast it will be all nice for when I get home. And this afternoon I went horse riding and took my best friend with me, well she rode a bike whilst I rode the horse. 

So yeah anyway a really lovely afternoon topped with a yummy roast dinner and a chocolate bar or two! 

Ah, I'm going to try my best to sleep now, thank you for all the lovely comments on here and mostly via youtube! I'm feeling a little nervous now and tomorrow I shall probably be dreadful and cry lots. But let's get this over and done with and on the road to recovery!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Pretty much somes it up.

Say hello to my bite (and crappy webcam photos). 3 days pre op!

and yeah...

I'm so scared and excited and anxious. ahhhhh

And my cat will be keeping me company for the next couple of weeks.
And, the my dog, and my loan horse. 


I'm excited, scared, anxious. Wahhhhhhhhhh, this has come so fast. It's always been in the distance, very faaaaaaar away. I am so scared.

I'm scared of something going wrong, but positivity is a key. I will write the night before when I shall be freaking out.