I hear you loud and clear MrsLET. My excess is £500 (but my choice to go down the private route) and I'm self-employed. I had hoped to have a holiday this year (that was the plan pre-diagnosis)-my last holiday was Oct 2016, it looks like I won't be having a holiday for quite some time because as soon as I'm well, I need to go back to work. I just can't justify taking even more time off after this illness, for a break!
We're all in this together my friend. It sucks. But it's important we manage to keep things in perspective, and like you-have had my moments. We are *entitled* to having our moments, and I do hope that perhaps in the morning, if not before, you feel a bit better.
As my father continues to tell me, you can always make more £££. But as per our health-it's now or never (so to speak). As long as you're still fit and healthy and able to work-you'll earn the £££ back and get on top of things again.
Xela - hope all is going well at home.
I don't know whether to leave this thread now as having a re-exision in October so may qualify for the October thread!
Anyone got any experiences of the second op to re-assure me?
Thanks very much Helen-I agree with XELA-you *are* a star and one of my heros!
I'll update you once I'm on the other side. My op is scheduled for 14th Nov and am expected to be in hospital for a week (though I plan on bringing my laptop) cause I can't imagine watching TV for a week.