Put Your Pants On

A girlfriend sent out a text this morning “anyone up for coffee/lunch at the markets?”

I was sitting in bed, slurping my coffee in my nightie. The market sounded great, I love the markets, I also love my girlfriend.

“Would I have to put my pants on?” was my reply.

She let me know that pants were an essential requirement, not her fault of course, it was one of those weird social etiquette mixed with occupational health and safety things. Seeing as I have two tubes coming out of my body and some rather fancy attachments to each thigh, I could see that people may get a bit of a shock if I was to forget my pants.

I decided to stay at home.

I’ve been home for nearly six weeks. In that time my only trips have been to the local supermarket for supplies and the little bakery down the road. I went to my neighbours for a glass of champagne to celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary, but apart from that, my life has revolved around my laptop, my kitchen, my bed, and my dining room table. I have had days where I’ve spent up to three hours talking to the little travellers. “What’s it like outside Mum?”… hmmm, have I been outside today?

Jokes have been made about social butterflies returning to their cocoon. I’ve laughed along, it’s true, the girl who loves a chat has been somewhat of a recluse. Now she needs to remember where she left her pants.

On Wednesday I will return the miner of vaginas to find out if I am healed. If I’m not, my tubes, bags and clips will stay with me for another six weeks. If I am healed, they will remove one catheter right there and then, the next, the day after.

I am willing myself not to get to excited. In the same way I would tell one of the little travellers they may not make the team. Excited, desperate, it’s all out of my control. I tell myself over and over, don’t get your hopes up, expect the worst and you won’t be disappointed.

I have my hopes up. I can’t seem to help it, I’m holding them above my head like a trophy, willing them to give me a positive result.

I can’t wait to put my pants back on and get out there again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08939805218711968317 Mark Fendrick

    Hoping you have a disconnect in your immediate future! :-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Me too! Thanks Mark xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03071848671739319893 C o w R o a d

    Thinking positive thoughts with you there!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Thank you so much xx

  • Anonymous

    Hey good luck Kirsty. You will get the thumps up!!!!!!
    Vani

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Thanks Vani. I have fingers and toes crossed xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09834682329952369721 Joanne Noragon

    Oh, I am so hoping this adventure ends. Best wishes for next Wednesday.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      So am I Joanne, I would love for all of the icky bits to be done before the children get here. Thanks for the thoughts xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08424970503827404246 Sarah Allen

    You’re in the home stretch now, thinking of you for a good result on Wednesday xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Thanks Sarah, I hope you’re enjoying your break. Have been thinking about you xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13439663139027095903 Mary

    My fingers are crossed for you – of course!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15026987107815016616 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle

      Thanks Mary, if you could cross your toes on Wednesday as well, that would be great! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10437498511254202582 Sarah-Jane

    Put your pants on and Get ya knickers off – love your blog – good luck Wednesday! S x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03127111575563904349 JO

    I so hope your tubes are soon out and your pants back on. The markets are waiting for you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08938791116446859160 Lynda Halliger-Otvos

    Here’s to a positive visit and the tubes finding another home in the near future. Ash can would be good. Sending up a thought to Universal Healing Power.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15200789884126385453 Amoola

    looking forward to the “I’m tube free” post :) all the best. really hoping u get good news when u go.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15200789884126385453 Amoola

    looking forward to the “I’m tube free” post :) all the best. really hoping u get good news when u go.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12124831265480163064 wsb

    best of luck with the miner on Wed :-) thoughts are with you :-)
    Wendy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00464868349672755774 Shelly – Tropical Mum

    At the busiest and most hectic of times, I sometimes long for solitude and time away from the family, but never would I imagine or yearn for such a long separation from them as what you have had to endure. I hope you are all healed, Kirsty, so you can be in tip-top condition when you hug your little travellers next.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11488916572135296650 Suburban Correspondent

    I hope this Wednesday goes well!

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