Having a bad week, health wise. Had to go for a tummy scan yesterday. Been getting more than normal amounts of bloating recently, sometimes unable to do my trousers up, and I know that can be an early sign of certain cancer. Worst thing about it was that I had to drink a pint and a half of water an hour before the appointment and not use the loo ! Sorry, but I don't DO full bladder!! However, I managed it and the very nice lady pressing hard on my bladder (Nooooooooooooo) said I had done well, nice full bladder. Don't think I've ever been complimented on the fullness of my bladder before....
Outcome was that there is nothing untoward going on, so I am happy to report that I am just FAT, the rest of me is very slim which makes the belly look worse.
Tomorrow I am off to a different hospital, to have an operation on my eye. Because of the COPD they are proposing to do it without sedation. The pre-op nurse thought she was reassuring me when she said that my eyeball would be totally numb and "you'll have a sheet over your face with a hole in it for your eye and you won't see the needle coming towards you eye, or the scalpel" Nooooooo - again! I chatted to my GP about it and he gave me a print out of my latest spirometry test to show them, and maybe they'll give me some sedation after all?