Operation Day; Was It Worth It?

Operation Day; Was It Worth It?

I wrote about my angst the night before my daughter’s operation day. I wrote about operation day itself. It only seems right therefore that at exactly a month post operation day I share whether or not it was a success.

I must say I was ambivalent as to whether it would work. It just didn’t see how the procedure would actually fix the problem, crucially I am not the medical professional here. No matter how many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, ER and House I may watch. So I did of course heed their advice and go ahead with their recommendations, obviously.

For the first 24-96 hours after things were not looking good. She was in fact worse. All symptoms she had previously intensified and the guilt started to creep in as to whether I had put my daughter through something unnecessarily.

However as the days passed by things started to improve. The symptoms that she experienced daily and undoubtedly improved, no they had gone. It was quite remarkable really. Not only was the general inconvenience of it all a thing of the past everything but her day to day life must be so much better.

She  can do and experience things she probably never had before. Every little thing must be so much easier for her. Things you and I take for granted, like being able to breath, smell, hear and eat were previously a chore, hard work and unenjoyable for her. Now it is just a part of life she doesn’t have to give a second thought to. It has also helped her speech wonderfully, her words are said with great clarity and understanding and in turn her confidence is improving. She no longer has to watch you talk to try and understand what you are saying to her and her world no longer sounds as though she is living underwater, or so I am told.

I cannot tell you how glad I am I advocated for her to undergo treatment to improve all these aspects of her life. I am so unbelievably glad it all turned out to be a quick and easy fix and in time for her to start school in September. If anything I am just sorry she didn’t get the treatment earlier.

Next on the list is my boy, we are back with the consultant exactly a month today in the hope to improve a few things for him too. May we be just as successful.


  1. January 8, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I am so glad her operation was a success and you have seen major improvements in her day to day life already :) xx #familyfunlinky

  2. January 8, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I’m so glad it was a success. Hope she bounces back quickly! Thanks for hosting #familyfunlinky

  3. January 8, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Really pleased that things are starting to improve. All operations are scary!

    Ellen x

  4. January 8, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Oh that’s so brilliant to read! These medical professionals hey! Good aren’t they. I loved your operation day post – it was so similar to my experience with Olive, particularly the scarily longer-than-they-said wait and the nice post-op cuddles…only to be replaced far too soon (!) with charging round the ward! Good luck with the meetings for the boy too lovely xxx #familyfun

  5. January 8, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    So very pleased it was all worth it. What an absolute relief for you all,and just in time for Christmas too. Good luck for the next ones lovely. #familyfun

  6. January 8, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I am glad it turned out so well for you. My son has had to have a few operations and each time it has been so hard to decide whether it is the best decison for him or not.

  7. January 8, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    I’m glad the op went well and you’re seeing improvements in her #FamilyFun

  8. January 8, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I’m so happy for you, it must have been very stressful for you all. Glad she’s better now. #familyfunlinky

  9. January 8, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I am glad that with each day she seems to be getting better and better. I hope in the long run this was a good thing for her.

  10. So glad the operation went well! It sounds very much like what my oldest son had at age 3.5. High five to you for advocating for her – it can be hard sometimes to get heard by medical professionals.

  11. January 8, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Glad the operation went well and sometimes it does take time to heal to see results but it sounds like you’ve noticed some already which is good. My mummy had two operations last year and got worse before she got better x #FamilyFunLinky

  12. January 8, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I remember your previous posts so this is so good to read – they do say mother knows best! #familyfunlinky

  13. January 8, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Give yourself a huge pat on the back for doing your very best by your children and to good effect. Mums rarely do that and I think you should. #FamilyFun

  14. Mother of 3
    January 9, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I am so glad that the operation did her a world of good! That has got to be such a relief.

  15. January 9, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    I am so happy to hear you’re seeing improvement. It must be tough to work through these sort of struggles, both with your children, as well as with medical professionals. I hope she continues to improve!

  16. January 10, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Oh I’m so happy to read that the operation has been a success and that she’s getting better day by day! She has such a bright smile. #FamilyFunLinky

  17. January 13, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I am so pleased it was all worth while Sarah – having followed the journey through the blog posts it’s really lovely to hear the positive impact of the procedure and that all the effort you went to to get it was worth while. I’m so pleased you feel she will be primary school ready now. Really good luck with little lad in a month’s time too. xx #familyfunlinky xx

  18. January 13, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    It is so hard knowing if we are making the right choices for our kids. when my son had his tonsils removed a wrestled with it but the Dr afterwards told me they were the biggest he’d ever seen in a child of his age. Then I felt justified. Its so hard! #pointshoot

  19. January 14, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    Glad to hear it all went well and she’s benefitted from the surgery and well done you for getting it for her!! #familyfunlinky

  20. January 19, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I am so thrilled that the operation was a success. I had an operation when I was tiny to correct my eyesight and my mum told me how awful she felt when they didnt think it had worked. I think its natural to feel like that, but it doesnt make it any easier! onward and upwards now!!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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