A Trying Afternoon

Today I had an appointment at Wrightington hospital in Wigan (about 40 minutes from me on the motorway) in relation to some hip pain I've been experiencing recently.

Looks like I'm going to be having an operation for Hip Impingement Syndrome, which I was kind of expecting.

So, firstly I drove on the the motorway for the very first time alone, which I was so scared of! Lol. I'm such a baby sometimes! And I was absolutely fine :D

And then I had to sit and listen to the risks of having this operation and that scared me too! I'm lucky enough that I haven't ever been a patient in hospital (since I was born, anyway :)), so this is a very new experience.

This afternoon has been the first time in the last couple of weeks when I've really felt like a smoke, more than once! My emotions, with being scared of driving on the M6 alone (silly, I know), then being happy with myself for doing so, then being nervous about my appointment, have been a bit up and down! But I'm not finding the little devil too hard to bat away. He's just feeding on my nerves and adrenaline, little s***.

Anyway, sorry to get a bit personal there, but just wanted to share as it makes me feel loads better when I do!

Hope you've all had a great smokefree day! Xxx

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  • Apparently I'm a perfect candidate for the op and it will be very unlikely to cause any problems. Most of the time people will have better use of the hip after recovery :) The main thing is it's being fixed!

    And I'm very happy that I didn't have to rely on my "old friend" to get me through the mini roller coaster today! ;) xxx

  • Ooh wow what a stressy time!!

    Sorry you've got to have an op, but now you're a non-smoker you'll heal much faster :D

    Am with you on the driving, one of my "dogsbody" jobs is to go and pick things up from time to time, and back when I used to smoke was forever pulling over for a fag 'cos the driving somewhere unfamiliar stressed me out :eek:

    But you've beaten the smelly little begger and that's flipping brillaint, well done Sarah Lou :D xxx

  • Hi Sarah, I didn't have a hip replacement but I did fracture my hip and had 6 pins in it. It hasn't caused me any problems and I forget all about it.

  • Ey up Sarah, I can just imagine all of that and especially how I would have punctuated the lot with cigs a few months ago.

    I think that, once you're past the first few days and the physical stuff, it is times like this that you should be the most proud of yourself. It is times like this that you could fail if you didn't have the right mindset.

    You, my dear, have just the right mind set and you're going to be posting at a year, at 2, at 3 and beyond!

    You and Gemma Lou, Kat, Max, Doodles and so many more have this sussed, I'm so proud of you all :D

    Molly x

  • Thanks for your lovely messages guys. Not having hip replacement (hopefully this will prevent that in the future), so nowhere near as drastic!

    But very happy with myself for getting through a day smokefree in a situation when I would have easily exceeded my ten a day!! :D xxx

  • Thanks for your lovely messages guys. Not having hip replacement (hopefully this will prevent that in the future), so nowhere near as drastic!

    But very happy with myself for getting through a day smokefree in a situation when I would have easily exceeded my ten a day!! :D xxx

    Glad it's not too drastic hun!!

    And I know what you mean, lol, have had plenty of those days myself!!

    I heard somewhere that stress is acid (or the hormones are?) and nicotine obviously is an alkali so they cancel each other out hence why we smoked more when we were wound up!!

    but you pushed right through it YAY xxx

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