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Bit of an Update

Hi there folks!

First off, I want to say that this is absolutely not a call-for-pity post. I just decided to do a little update as I’m not quite sure what’s going to be happening over the next little while, and if my posts become more sporadic (or more frequent, you never know! Might need the distraction), then you’ll know why.

I’ve made references over the past few months to having had surgery on one of my toes a week before I left for these travels. The healing process has been a bit… up and down, to say the least, and today I ended up at a hospital here in Paris. I’ve been told that I need surgery again, and that while it doesn’t seem to be an emergency right now, I should return to the hospital every day for a nurse to dress it. As this may be little more than an application of Betadine, I might end up being able to do it myself, but at the same time I’m not sure how prepared I am to keep travelling for another month with this hanging over my head.

Anyway, I completely recognise that this is small fry in the scheme of things, and I’m not writing this as some sort of melodramatic woe-is-me proclamation. At the same time, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit on struggle street at the moment. Home is feeling very far away but, on the positive side, patisseries and Paris’ many art museums aren’t far off, so that’s something! (I did, in fact, splurge on a treat today. Tastewise, it wasn’t great, but it was certainly pretty.)



12 comments | Leave your own

  1. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    I hope you feel ok! It’s not fun having surgery at all 🙁 I hope you feel better soon and keep us updated 😀

  2. Fiona

    Take care hun

  3. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    Oh no! I’m really really sorry to hear that. I hope it doesn’t make it difficult or painful for you to walk. Get better ASAP, and in the meantime don’t miss out on finding yourself a crepe with Nutella and salted caramel ice cream…

  4. Lauren

    I just so happen to have recently finished a book on why Europe, Canada, Japan and Taiwan’s health care is superior to the United States. So I’m glad it happened to you in France and not Virginia!

  5. CarryingOn

    Sorry to hear its not going too well with the toe. As Lauren says, at least its France so you can be distracted by that.

  6. Kath Lockett

    Take care and get it properly sorted. There’s nothing worse than being in pain unnecessarily, esp when travelling!

  7. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Oh, poo to that 🙁 Wishing you a speedy recovery, fuelled on by chocolate and pastries. You’re entitled to some woe-is-me grumping, but just don’t go stamping your foot in frustration 😉

  8. Simply Life

    Best of luck with everything – I hope you feel okay!

  9. croquecamille

    Oh, no! Like Lauren pointed out, though, the healthcare here is great, and compared to the US, really cheap! I’d still love to meet up tomorrow, if you’re feeling up to it. Email me.

  10. Hannah

    Thank you so much everyone – after spending last night with some friendly girls and wandering around Montmatre today, I’m feeling better (mentally), though still unsure as to what my next course of action will be. I can’t express how much your well wishes mean. 🙂

  11. BitterSweet

    Oh no, I hope you’re feeling better asap, and enjoy the rest of your trip to the fullest! Sending healing thoughts your way…

  12. Hannah

    Thanks BitterSweet – I’m feeling more positive about being able to make it through the rest of my trip. Not looking forward to redoing the surgery when I’m home though! Will have to email my mum lots of your recipes for my invalid period 😛