It’s just before 8am here in Nova Scotia. My cousin went in for her surgery about an hour ago and they will come for me when it’s complete. We’ve both been in good spirits during our overnight stay at the hospital and managed to get some laughs in. I had one *final* dialysis last night. Let’s hope that finishes up that part of my journey.
Today I’m feeling pretty calm. My blood pressure was high last night and remains so this morning so I have to wonder if I’m not internalizing the anxiety, hiding it even from myself. Otherwise, all the tests have been fine. The entire team of nurses and doctors has been great. They really ease your mind and keep everything in perspective.
And so I guess I’m ready for the new chapter to begin. I know that I have loads of support around me, loads of love. I’m thankful for that. I don’t think I’ve needed support like this in a long time. Even when I quit drinking I was very quiet about it all and didn’t seek out support. I guess with maturity comes the realization that we all need help sometimes. Graciously accept it.
I’ll write again when I’m feeling up to it. See you all on the other side❤️