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    Posted: Feb/05/2014 at 3:20am
Blah, why did they give me such a bad 'date'? lols!! Seriously? Valentines Day?!? Que the flip? lmao!
 
 
Yeah, Im having my spinal tumours removed on that date :( Blah-ness etc....
 
 
I know what to expect and how to prepare. Ive got my bag packed in my head already.
 
 
I don't talk a lot about my spinal pain issues as if I don't talk about them? They aren't happening. I can be very child-like in that way. All I require are good wishes as know already what is going to happen...I mean having been under so many Ops already? Im kinda wanting to ignore the pain and whats happening. Im just tired from them, its really is getting too much sometimes.
 
 
Beth from the Shelter will be with me when check in that day and will make sure am ok and not joking too much!! She has been with me before and has told me off for not taking my docs seriously!! I do always prefer to laugh and joke but sometimes I do laugh kinda hysterically as I know its bad news but the only other option is to cry and I prefer laughter...even if it is mis-placed!!
 
 
Ahh well...wish me luck huh? ;) Guess that's all we can do in any case! ;)
 
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Bink's,

Good luck.

I too figure that if I ignore the problem it just does not exist. 

Works most of the time.Big smile

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Good luck, Binky!!!

Hoping that this is a quick "in and out" procedure and you'll be home the same day?  Hugs, Stevie

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Sending good thoughts, hopes and wishes Binx.
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Full around 6-8hr surgical procedure from 10am on Friday 14th Feb depending on if they can remove them fully due to their locations. I HAVE been talking to my Specialists about this. Its just scary...again, because theres a huge chance now I could be possibly paralysed from the waist down and even removing the tumours doesn't mean I may not get cancer again in the future.
 
Still? That's the future. Its not now. Even tho as am prone to cancer? Doesn't mean it will actually happen again.
 
...and if I am paralysed? Well, its not like haven't faced adversity before and will deal with it IF it happens and deal with it in a positive way ;) Being paralysed from the waist down doesn't mean I cannot work my arms for art work ;) Will mean I will have to move flats/home but hey ho? So life goes huh? At least I will be alive ;)
 
 
Its just means I will have to be in 2nights/the weekend depending on how it goes. Its gonna hurt but Ive faced worse. PheBear WAS the worst with anything operational, she didn't know as a baby what was happening to her with her spinal taps and at least I do. Its gonna be okay. It always usually is ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Oh and HAVE to be non-paralysed for the next Rex Manning Day on April 8th ;)

 
 
Mainly as have to boogie my head off according to Tibs and Jimmy H just to celebrate Empire Records!! lols!! (Yeah, they don't know about this btw.)
 
 
 
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Good luck, thou of multiple names (Binkles, Binx, Bink's, Binky...)
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Lols you forgot my real actual names BlueGill ;) The three I have that can legally use!
...and people wonder why I have an identity crisis!!! lmao!
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I should've posted this song ages ago, sorry that I can be too self-involved at times!
 
 
Its how everyone should feel when something as serious as surgery rears its head.
 
 
 
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I wish you luck and quick healing Binky!

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Wishing you lots of good luck Binky. And do as the Dr. says ,don't try to push healing.




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All the best Binky. And all the best to your surgeons.
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yeay!!! Im aliiiiive!!! and walking!!! and home!!!
 
 
...and kinda floopy due to the 20mg Sevredols tabs was given...not so much 'Wheeee!!' as 'cannot think straight'...yuck :(
 
 
Gosh bless 50mg Tramadols after these!! Then onto 30/500mg Co-Codamol and then onto 2 x 200mg ibuprofen...and hopefully then nothing...*poof* go painkillers!!
 
 
Sorry if seem floopy!! :)
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I am so happy you are OK. Yeah sounds like a great set of meds for your pain. Take it easy and heal.
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It's very good to hear you are home and well.  Now rest up and take good care!!  Stevie xx

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Finally, I too am glad to hear your okay. Have a nice rest now.





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Hey Binky,

Glad this part is over and on to the recovery. Lots of rest and relaxation while things heal.

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Hello Binky

Get well soon, now you need some r&r and then I hope you can bin the painkillers.

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awww cheers me dears!! :)
 
 
Loves it!
 
 
am not exactly with it atm tho, so I may post but am 'non compos mentis' atm! ;)
 
 
Its just that have to take certain painkillers in order to live my life and get some shopping, that and am too arsey a person to not go out and do my food shopping...I always prefer to live my life by my own rules, esp when it comes to pain.
 
I would rather be in pain than whacked out on morphine or tramadols...
 
 
that's just me tho, certainly no judgement on others!!
 
 
I will get through this, as always have ;)
 
 
 
 
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Oh and may not be 'compos mentis' but love this song...
 
 
As always its - 30 Second To Mars - Closer To The Edge....because is my life anthem ;)
 
The video where they are all about the fans? Yeays!!! Gets my heart!
 
 
I just feel alive to this song and video.
 
 
love love love! :)
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So happy you're doing better my dear!  Hug

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