Friday, October 10, 2008

One week!

I can't believe how quickly the past few weeks. When the date was first set it was in 2 month's time. Then suddenly it was in 6 week's time. Then 5, 4, 3, 2 weeks went past as quickly as days. It has really flown by.

Today I realised that it's no longer weeks. I will be in hospital NEXT Thursday!

I've been thinking a lot about the whole thing and I try to keep myself busy so I can take a break from it. Like Holly, I've been contemplating millions of 'what ifs' and 'buts' and people have been asking me questions like 'why?', 'how?', 'what for?', etc...

What I have found really helpful in trying to get over some of these questions is to explain to people why I have decided to do this and what will happen afterwards. It not only helps other people to understand my thoughts but it also helps to clear them up for myself.

I'm feeling nervous and excited for next week. Nervous for the fact that I am going into surgery that I don't actually need but excited by the fact that I will be helping someone in ways that are unbelievable but also excited about the thought of experiencing something unique and new that I have never been through before. OK, I have had surgery before more times than the average person but it has always been essential surgery that I needed at the time.

The final cross match was negative again which is a good thing so everything is going ahead as planned. I have to be in hospital by 2:30pm next Thursday so, apart from actually driving down to London, everything is set.

I found a really cool website the other week, I Heart Guts, and got Holly a small present. They have some really cool stuff there and have kindly linked back to our blogs!


Tinypoppet said...

All of us at LLTGL will be thinking of you guys next week. Best of luck! x

David said...

I'm leaving my first blog for Oli and Holly. I'm Oli's Dad. I have followed their anguish, excitement, doubts, fears and dreams. I now feel it's OK to say out loud - "I'm so proud of his decision to help a friend in need" I am inspired and humbled by his reasoning and intentions. I wish you both well as you embark on the next stage of this journey. Much love Dad (David)

Holly said...

Thanks David :)

Good blog Ol, I totally understand how you are feeling :)

See you on Thursday....eeeeek!

Lots of love xxx

Donna said...

Good luck for the op! You are a friend in a million to be doing this. I look forward to the next installment :0)

David said...

Oli's Dad here:
All has gone so well
Oli is sitting up
Holly is peeing fine!
I'm sure that they will tell you their full story as soon as they can get internet access
We're so proud of both of them.
Much love

Donna said...

Hope you are better soon Oli
I am so happy you are both ok. :0)