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Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little sleep and all`s well.

Nervous? who me, no no no, it`s just another surgery and I had one a year ago two days past.
Yes of course I`m nervous and very edgy as it seems going into major surgery for the first time last year is not quite the same as this one. Five to six hours on the table and minimum of 24 hours in intensive care is no walk on nearby Hampstead Heath.

The liver performs more than 500 different functions in the body. As part of the digestive system, the liver aids the body in fat digestion, manufactures and secretes bile, regulates the levels of chemicals in the blood, synthesizes proteins, filters waste products from the bloodstream, and receives nutrient-rich blood from the gastrointestinal tract and either stores or transforms these nutrients into chemicals that are used elsewhere in the body.

It weighs about 3 pounds and the 30% they will remove equates to about a pound. I must state now I do not recommend this as a diet, perhaps six hours jogging on the Heath would be an easier option to lose a pound.

The last few days have thankfully been hectic, less time to think about Monday, with many jobs to be completed, the wood stove being the last to receive some attention. It`s been swept had the new throat plate installed and the fire cement around the chimney collar replaced. The latter is something I do each year as vibration can cause cracks in the cement that are not visible. Just chipping out the top layer and inserting fresh give peace of mind even though we have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Today I`ve been into town 3 times and to the rubbish bin across the canal twice. All totally unnecessary but just kept me occupied. Yep nerves. 

Jaq says her FaceBook page is alive with prayers, good wishes and positive thoughts from all over the world. Thank you all. Jaq will of course keep updating both blogger and FB.

Always worth a visit to nearby Hampstead Heath when attending the hospital. There must be ten or twelve ponds across the heath. No canal boats but there is one for model boats. Three swimming ponds, womens, mens and mixed.
I remember as a kid when living in Paddington my dad bringing me to the heath on holiday weekends where the fair would be spread half way across the heath.

Below some pics when I went for the recent pre-op check up.
Walking up to the heath from the hospital.

No.1 pond

Mixed swimming pond

No.2 pond

Zippos circus is visiting
 Ok this is a boating blog.
Nb Valhalla stopped opposite us for water today. 

8 comments:

Marilyn McDonald said...

Nerves are natural, Les, and show that you do have a thinking brain ... David says to tell you that we too are part of the Les Adoration Society and that we have our binoculars trained on you from here in NZ. He also thinks it would be a good idea if you had an i-Phone strapped to you so we could deploy the 'locate Les's i-phone' app and know (to within 5 metres) where you are at any one time! See what you can arrange, mate - I am sure there is an Apple Store in Hampstead that you could send Jaq to.
Go well, stay well, and a biggs happy birthday to Jaq. Love and lots and lots of virtual hugs to you both, M&D xxoo

antinady said...

I know we spoke earlier, but wishing you all the best again for Monday - you are in our thoughts and hearts. And obviously a Very Happy Birthday to Jaq - make the most of that NHS hotel hospitality!! Love n hugs always xxxx
Tina & Andy

Neil Corbett said...

Well here's more good wishes and positive thoughts! Lots.
Kath & Neil (nb Herbie)

Carol said...

We’ll be thinking about you and Jaq tomorrow and in the coming weeks of recovery and are looking forward to meeting up with you both during the winter. Stay strong, do as Jaq says, you’ll be fine. Carol and George xxxx

nb Chuffed said...

All the best for tomorrow Les
Debby

Jaqueline Biggs said...

thank you everyone for posting and staying connected with us. It means a lot and helps Les to know we are not alone.

Thanks as well for the birthday wishes.
Jaq & LesXX

KevinTOO said...

Hope everything goes to plan on Monday Les... fingers crossed here for you:)

Happy Birthday Jac xx

Geoff and Mags said...

Happy Birthday Jaq, and we're thinking of you both. Best wishes for tomorrow.

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