I have a magic sponge:
I have to wash with it later this morning in preparation for an operation on my old lady leg (varicose vein). Apparently it makes you really, really clean – so clean, you actually sparkle. (It doesn’t. It just means that they know all patients have washed with soap and something hygienic rather than a bit of water and a germ infested flannel).
Anyway, as well as the fact that magic sponges exist, I have learned a few more things in the run up to today’s excitement:
I’m not supposed to shower or have a bath for a week. Clearly, that is not going to happen, so I have done investigations and invested in a Limbo:
It’s essentially the worlds biggest sandwich bag. I’ve been warned that you can get trapped in them if you try to use them alone. Himself leaves for work at 5.30am and I will not be showering at that silly o’clock when I also don’t have to work, so you can probably expect a post on that topic shortly…
I’ve discovered that I am 1.75 inches shorter than I used to be (when they measured me in my pre-op assessment). I think this loss may have happened when I moved from Bumpkinsville to Beachville as in Bumpkinsville I used two pillows at night. Here, two is too many. Himself suggested the loss could therefore be in my neck and that I have moved from ‘swan like’ to ‘budgie like’. Yup, thanks for that.
And finally, I have discovered this morning that my tummy is evil. I very rarely eat before 9am and sometimes not until lunchtime. This is mostly because once I start eating I don’t really stop, so the later I leave it the better (yes, I know it’n not actually healthy, but it’s a lot better than eating two packets of biscuits between breakfast and lunch. And yes, that is possible). Today I was only allowed to eat until 6.30am and can now only have water until 10.30am. I chose not to eat anything as I thought it would make me hungry but now – at a time when I would never usually be thinking about food – now I am STARVING. And my tummy is rumbling like it’s not seen food in a week. And I can’t even have a mint :o(
Oh well, only a few more hours then my ouchy old lady leg will be fixed. Hooray! :o)