Wednesday, 1 March 2017

One of Four

So it's started, finally, after 2 cancellations, massive tantrums and tears I've finally started my reconstruction-yippee!!

So the first of 4 surgeries is now done -fat transfer aka liposuction. But despite my bestist begging my surgeon wouldn't take more than she needed, or accidentally slip and take fat from my legs (inner, outer thigh or knees), she just went in at the hips.

It felt quite strange to be excited about going into theatre, the last couple of times have been slightly more unnerving. Out came the marker pen (again she wouldn't draw anywhere near my legs - dam it) and on went the beautiful gown, stockings and non slip socks...

 

Then came the good stuff aka the anaesthetic room...

And then I woke up, sadly I wasn't a size 8, and for the amount of pain and bruising present there wasn't a great deal to look at but as the days have gone on my chest is no longer inverted (well it is slightly but not as bad) and my scars seem smoother...

But oh my god the brusing!!
 
Almost that kind of pain that makes you laugh...

I think the worst part was my mouth and neck from intubation- ouch!!! 
 

And not to mention the lack of sleep - hello sleeping tablets my good old friends!

Not all bad though, I did get a pedicure from my sister, there's nothing worse than unpainted toe nails..
 

And I've had some lovely flowers and a load of chocolate, which is not helping my wedding diet at all...

 

And I've basically sat on my arse for 9 days! Bliss 

Bruising is very much there still and I can't quite sleep on my side but hey can't complain...

  
As for my actual "boobs" it's not obvious but they're less inverted and my scars seem less jaggered now, so I can start wearing some of the clothes I've put away for 2 years as my scars aren't as visable through clothes anymore.

 
And that's it ! Phase one completed! Next op is empty boobs!! Yippee and now all I have to concentrate on is work tomorrow ... and a trip of a life time to Washington- Philly- Atlantic City- New York -Boston -6 weeks and counting!!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Bye bye 2016

Hasn't been all that bad ...

I went back to work at the beginning of the year, was going well until I bloody fractured my neck of femur ... any who...

Then me and the boy brought a house -finally!! 
 
A house we said we didn't really need to do much to... in fact the only room we didn't like was the bathroom  and in a shocking twist of fate it's the only room that we haven't touched... so after smashing out the ceiling in the kitchen, ripping down all of the wall paper in every room, a complete re-wire (not on the spreadsheet or on the budget may I add) a new kitchen, front door 
 
 

 

 
and loads of beautiful (vital) pieces from Betties Brocante Tamworth ( https://m.facebook.com/ShabitattVintage/?locale2=en_GB ) 
 

we had our first Xmas day together, me Arron, Fabio-Winston and Denzel Washington.


 

To be fair 2016 has been pretty dam good, we now have 2 nieces and 2 nephews - welcome Georgie Porgy
 
 
  Here's hoping to many more....


I also revisited my youth and went back to Maga, with my gorgeous Rebecca, didn't remember it back when I was 17 ..... not sure I remember it at 33 either.... we'll actually the hotel this time around was much improved (thanks  http://www.bhmallorca.com/ )

 
  

I become god mother to 2 beautiful girls ❤️

 
 
Not to mention the arrival of Laiken Fletcher Crook💙
 
I went to Lords and got twatted on Pims as you do.....

 On the subject of booze in 2016 I found my new vocal talent.....

 Later followed by a beautiful tribute to The Thong Song.....

And the day after this I said Yes !! - must have been my vocal talent that made him realise...
 

 

And then We fully embraced our new home, and when I say embraced, I mean that we pretty much live at the cocktail bar, and have convinced ourselves that it's actually cheaper to eat out....

Actually there was a period of time where I did actually start to cook, and as much As I tried to convince everyone it wasn't just a phase .... it lasted about 2-3 weeks max ... bored now ...

 

We had a fab weekend away to Dublin and I descovered that I like Guinness ...


And that letting your boyfriend (fiancé) and best friend pick your drink each time you go to the bar will only ever end up in disaster....

I dont like whiskey ... at all

 

But I do love going to the darts.... dressed at Daphne

 

And at last I get the letter to say I'm starting my reconstruction!!! Finally!! But as always there was a shocking twist of fate and my blood pressure decided to be a complete moron and go through the roof, operation cancelled, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring and 2 new pills to take daily....

Back on the waiting list.....

Oh and my leg is healing nicely... apparently... but the crutches remain ...

 

 

Fabulous.

But I did managed to get in another few days in the sun, well when I managed to get up .....

 
 And then X-factor began, which everyone knows is the official countdown to Christmas 🎄 

First Christmas in our new house 🏡 
We decided to have it just the two of us, and the guys obviously.  And of course we had our London weekend (fave weekend of the year)

 
Lots of shopping, bubbles, delicious food, bubbles, F&M (que Arron almost having a mini stroke), games, room escaping oh and an arcade just for adults!! 
 

 

We had to do our very own Xmas big shop... cheese and cava mainly, but Arron did manage to pull off an epic Xmas dinner, even if it was enough to feed all of the Fletchers and Iliffe's...  it was the first time in years that I felt normal again, I even went to work Xmas morning.

 
Yep he has ketchup with everything... looser


 
 Sometimes I think that I'm too happy... and that's actually really bloody scary.... keep waiting for something bad to happen, doesn't feel normal...

Anyway now Christmas is over it's full steam a head for The wedding... well after US Vacay.... and maybe, just maybe my reconstruction... that's if they don't cancel it again...

Hope not, I'm desperate to try on some dresses....

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Yes Yes Yes!!

I'm engaged!!! Eek still feels weird saying that- ooh I have a fiancé ..

Not that I'm going to call him that, I'm not a knob.

Who would have thought it, all it took was copious bottles of cava, an afternoon at drag queen bingo and a burrito with an extra spicy chilli...

7 years of not so subtle hints, and boom here's my ring...


 
 

So now that Xmas is over it's full steam a head on the planning front, but unless we win on the lottery I genuinely have no idea how people do this! 

We have picked our church, it's totally gorgeous and everything I've ever imagined but that's pretty much it, well apart from an insane amount on Pinterest...

Who'd have thought it Arron Iliffe wanting to get married!!

But I'm so glad he does....