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.

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  1. Hoping you have a disconnect in your immediate future! 🙂

  2. Thinking positive thoughts with you there!

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

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

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

  6. My fingers are crossed for you – of course!!

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. best of luck with the miner on Wed 🙂 thoughts are with you 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. I hope this Wednesday goes well!

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