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.