Tuesday, 6 October 2009

What A Difference A Year Makes!

I got a text from my SIL last night saying just that and it is so right!

I've been dreading today for the last few weeks now. This time last year was the day I was sat down by my cardiologist and basically told it was curtains. Then, a whole hospital cancelling operations, an operating room full of every expert going and luckily, I woke up that evening all fixed. The anticipation of this date coming round again has filled me with dread but now it's here, I seem OK.

I think yesterday helped. Yesterday was just one of those days filled with good news, news that makes you love and celebrate life! First of all, my friend Gilly finally had her heart operation and I got a text from her hubby last night saying it had gone well and Gilly was doing fine! She's in ICU at the moment but that's just standard procedure and the lovely heart surgeons at the LGI are really pleased with how it all went! Get well soon Gilly!

Secondly, I got a job! I went for an interview back in May but was pipped to the post by someone with more experience. Anyway, another position came up so they rang me. I'll be working with a 5 year old girl with some special needs, giving her the attention and support she needs with her condition.

Also, we got a new baby in the family yesterday. Rob's step cousin Darryl and his wife Penny had a beautiful baby girl. Welcome to the family Daisy!

And then this morning, I finally finished my degree! 2 years of hard work and finally it's done! Just a quick trip to the post office to send it off then I can pack all my books away.

So, rather than mope about what could have been, today I am saying Happy 1st Birthday to that 12 inch piece of tumble dryer tube (or whatever it is they put in there but that's what it looks like to me!). It's given me a great year: birthdays, Christmas, my sister's wedding, Metallica etc which I thought I wouldn't be seeing. I'm going to carry on taking extra special care of it so that I get lots more happy days like yesterday!


Ladkyis said...

That's the best sort of anniversay, and it comes as part of a good news package and you can't beat that. here's to the next one! and then many more

Juicy3675 said...

Bloody hell woman I think I might cry!! Very VERY glad to still have you here. Lets look forward to the next anniversary. x

Clair said...

Oh Lou. That's all fantastic news - sometimes it's worth just hanging in there, right? I'm thrilled for all this goodness in your life and hope this is a nice new start for you x

Ann said...

Lou, Brilliant news - you have made the past twelve months such a success with your positive outlook to everything. Keep that way Lou, and look forwrad to many many many more anniversaries

Linda said...

just stumbled across your blog and have read this very inspiring post! Congratulations on recovering so well and such a lovely year!