The 14-day lock-down before major surgery blog

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Hazelly
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Hi and Welcome!


As you can see from the title, I am due surgery in 14 days which I am quite nervous about. I have a trachea-esophagus fistula (TOF) that was diagnosed a month before the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. This condition is pretty rare whereby only seventeen other adults have this type of TOF worldwide :eek:. This condition causes me to choke on food and drinks on a regular basis.

The plan for this blog is to just keep track of my days and hopefully get to know some new people on TSR :hi: it will also give me something to focus on

Goals for the next two weeks:


Finish my paint by numbers of a giraffe – I will post updates on it regularly with photos!

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Read a new book – any suggestions would be great

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Pack for my admission

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Get tested for COVID-19 as a precaution! (This will be 48-72 hours before going into hospital)

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Anything else that I can think of I will add!

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Medical background:

I was born with a rare syndrome called VACTERL, it affects my spine, bowels, trachea, esophagus, kidneys, and my bladder. I live with a colostomy which I am slowly coming to terms with :rave: and I have undergone around twenty surgeries in the last seventeen years.

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Tagging everyone that was following along with my other blog that ended because of COVID. If you’re interested in following this one please do say

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I hope you enjoy this blog and thank you to anyone who stays around, bye for now! :woo:
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Best of luck for the surgery! Sounds pretty complicated, so I hope it goes well. Could I be added to the tag list too?
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Best of luck for the surgery! Sounds pretty complicated, so I hope it goes well. Could I be added to the tag list too?
Thank you! I don’t know too much about the actual surgery either as the surgeon spoke to my parents when I got diagnosed as I had an general anaesthetic for an endoscopy. So I’m waiting on another phone call next week to find out keep about it :eek:

And of course, I’ll add you now
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Posting to subscribe. Thinking of you and here to support if/as needed

PS. Giraffes are the best! I have a cuddly toy giraffe that I sleep with every night
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best of luck w the surgery:hugs: keep me tagged
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Posting to subscribe. Thinking of you and here to support if/as needed

PS. Giraffes are the best! I have a cuddly toy giraffe that I sleep with every night
Thank you. Aww cute, I agree! I have a bunny that I keep with me and I take to surgeries/admissions, had it since birth

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best of luck w the surgery:hugs: keep me tagged
Thanks, will do
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Keep safe OP!
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:hugs: I hope it goes well. Stay safe please.
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i hope it goes well!!

i also have to go in for surgery for a congenital disorder very soon. it's one of the worst feelings in the world. i truly understand your pain
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hope it all goes well. Nice to see that its going ahead and i bet your quite pleased about that.
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Hi hope the OP is successful 🙌 for now just try and relax as much as possible! I just read ur blog to me your a hero inside out! I can’t imagine how it’d feel like going through this! We’re all here for you! 🥰🥰 Hazelly
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Good luck! Hope all goes well :hugs:
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Sounds interesting, good luck! Tag me for updates x
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Keep safe OP!
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:hugs: I hope it goes well. Stay safe please.
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Good luck! Hope all goes well :hugs:
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Sounds interesting, good luck! Tag me for updates x
Thank you for the kind messages it means a lot, I hope you're all doing okay. Anonymous778
will do
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Hi hope the OP is successful 🙌 for now just try and relax as much as possible! I just read ur blog to me your a hero inside out! I can’t imagine how it’d feel like going through this! We’re all here for you! 🥰🥰 Hazelly
That's the plan for relaxing! I'm starting out on some new Netflix programs to pass the time as it feels like each hour is dreading now. Thank you so much for reading my other blog and this message was so nice to read. Massive thank you :hugs:

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hope it all goes well. Nice to see that its going ahead and i bet your quite pleased about that.
Very pleased, I've been waiting so long for this surgery and my choking episodes have gotten worse, I feel like the next two weeks will feel like forever!

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i hope it goes well!!

i also have to go in for surgery for a congenital disorder very soon. it's one of the worst feelings in the world. i truly understand your pain
Thanks , I hope your surgery goes well. I definitely agree with you, the thought of surgery is quite scary. I'm always here if you'd like someone to chat about your upcoming surgery? PM is always open
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Good luck! :hugs: you've got this
What genre of books would you say you're interested in? (YA/fantasy/action/etc?)
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Good luck! :hugs: you've got this
What genre of books would you say you're interested in? (YA/fantasy/action/etc?)
Thank you :hugs:

I quite like medical and action books Though I'm happy to try a new genre!
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Thank you :hugs:

I quite like medical and action books Though I'm happy to try a new genre!
Ooh very nice :awesome: idk about medical books but
would definitely recommend The Hunger Games and the Percy Jackson series if you haven't already read them (Percy Jackson I would say is definitely more lighthearted compared to Hunger Games though :yep: )
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babyshark They like to answer these questions.
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Hazelly can i get to know you?:muse: :king1:

that's awesome you have your surgery scheduled - i know it's going to go amazing! really want to see your paint by numbers of a giraffe, i'm so not kidding i used to love that stuff
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