Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Off to hospital...see you on the otherside (minus melon!...and ovaries)

This is a rushed blog cos I have to go to hospital in 30 mins.

Was going to do a nice, measured posting.

But just had a 40 min conversation with my step-aunt about Jane, the funeral, the house, the furniture etc etc. SO many things we have to cram into the time before I go to hospital.

But my last day of freedom was good.
I did errands in the morning, and then escaped from it all and went to Makomonai Park - the old Sapporo Olympic Park - and lay under some trees in the grass to think about Life, Death and the Meaning of it all. Then I read some newspapers. Drank some juice.
Came home via a posh supermarket and bought crab and fake champagne for dinner.
Yujiro and OKaasan and  I sat down and ate crab and toasted my operation.
This is my family now...for better or for worse!

Okaasan has finally really caught onto the fact that I AM having an operation and going into hospital - she overheard my phone conversation with a friend and maybe my recent cheerful chat about "good hospital, good doctors, nothing to worry about" clicked into place.

And so.
See you on the other side.
I'll try to get Yujiro to post an: "Oyomesan is ok" or "Oyomesan gave birth to 3 kittens and a melon" message. And i'll try to get to a computer sometime soon.

Bye for now.


  1. All the very best for your operation, Oyome-san.

  2. Wishing you all the very best for a speedy recovery and a relaxing (as possible!) stay away from the everyday stresses!

  3. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery. Please make sure you have a good rest while you can.
    Margaret M

  4. Good luck, hope it all goes well. x

  5. and HERE I am again...it only took me 6 hours to find a free computer in a lost corner of the Radiology Department....if I can walk this far (actually if I can FIND this place again) I can BLOG!!! ;-)) you can never actually keep a hack down...we breath/we write...simple as that.

  6. Hoping the melon is history by the time you post again. More kittens you don't need! A new wardrobe, maybe, for the new slim body. Glad you're breathing - now deeper, and deeper . . .

  7. Good luck, wishing you a trouble free stay at the hospital. Hope the nazis let you out of bed to blog if you feel like it. I have an ovarian cyst too that I have been told will need an operation if it gets bigger, so very interested in what they do, if you feel like telling it later. Hope you get a good rest and get well soon.

    T in Tokyo

  8. GOOD LUCK!! I hope it goes well and god help me you better not have three kittens in there. Sounds like you had a nice pre-operation last supper. Hope hospital isn't a complete bore and you get some friends in to see you and time to read and catch up on 'stuff'. Enjoy the no-okaasan duties.