Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Story Of Steph Part 3

The 2nd time I went to hospital I was in year 11. It was a pretty intense time during my GCSE's. I was in hospital for the first of my tendon releases - we were doing it 50% twice because my parents and I were scared of doing it all in one go. Tendon release is a surgical procedure that involves clipping part or all of a tendon in order to decrease tension in the muscle it controls. ( I was only in hospital for three days which is the quickest I've ever been having the operation and recovering. At the time, Carrie Hope Fletcher was really kind to me and sent me messages which I printed out and took to hospital with me. I read them every night before I went to sleep! The next day, my mum and sister were visiting me. 

My sister was bringing my phone with her, as it was in the days when phones weren't a vital part of our daily lives! I put my phone on and I had the sweetest text off my best friend at the time (who I'm still in contact with!) I turned on 'Hero' by Mariah Carey on my sisters' ipod which I was listening to. It would've tortured me if I couldn't have gone home after that! The lyrics of 'Hero' really hit home when you're in pain! My legs were still really painful but out of pure grit and determination I got to go home 2 days after going in for the operation. 



Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Things Aree Not Clear Cut Part 46

Jamie was still stood there when visiting time was at an end. Very kindly, one of the nurses gently reminded him he would have to leave. He could hardly compute, his brain frazzled by Ellie's non-remembrance. He moved slowly, shuffling almost his arms and legs like lead and his brain not functioning as usual. He stumbled a few times but eventually found his feet and left. Linda had come back and the nurses had checked Ellie over. The doctor would come around to check on her more thoroughly tomorrow. 

The world beyond her hospital window bewildered her. She looked around herself and deduced that she was in hospital by all the machines and whatnot, though she didn't know what for. She'd talk it over with the doctor tomorrow. Right now she just wanted to close her eyes...



Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Things Are Not Clear Cut Part 45

Ellie waited to speak to speak to Jamie when her mum had left the room on another endless phonecall to her sister.
               'You are very sweet. Thank you. You seem popular with my mum which is a great feat. But I'm sorry I...' she took a deep breath 'I just don't know who you are.' She bit on her lip so hard that  it started gushing out blood. She was shocked. Her body was responding to her! She was surprised that she still had enough blood in her lips to have it gush out. It was a definite sign that she was alive.
               Jamie just stood there. Helpless. He felt like he'd been stabbed straight through the heart at those words. How could it be? he wondered. Ellie took another deep breath. There was a gorgeous guy beside her hospital bed confessing his undying love for her yet she didn't have a clue who he was. 'I just need time,' she said to herself out loud. Jamie  looked like the mosst defeated warrior in the world right then.

*I'm so sorry this is a few weeks late! So much has been going on recently - I haven't had time to breathe - or it feels like that anyway! I'm not used to having so much on my plate!



Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Things Are Not Clear Cut Part 44

The door cracked open behind Jamie. Linda entered the room with fresh daffodils. She rushed to the side of the bed upon seeing Ellie's eyelids flickering, dropping the daffodils in the process. 'They told me it'd be sometime today!' Linda exclaimed watching her daughter wake into conciousness. 'There's no need to rush,' Linda cooed as Ellie opened and shut her eyes over and over again. Linda put the beaker of water within Ellie's grasp so that Ellie could reach it when the time came that she was strong enough to hold the tumbler of water. Jamie had knealt to pick up the dropped flowers and after Ellie's first glass of water she couldn't wait to ask anymore. 'Did you mean it?' she asked. He was dumbfounded for a moment.

'So, you heard that then?' he asked.

'Yes, of course. I was on the brink of waking up,' she told him refilling her beaker with water. Her mum had nipped out of the room to tell the doctors she was awake.

'Yes I did mean it, every word,' Jamie blushed.

'It's Ok,' Ellie cooed and reached for his hand.

The door opened behind Jamie and Dr Kay walked in followed by Linda. 'It's good to see you awake, Ellie!' she enthused while putting out fresh sheets on the chair beside Ellie's bed. 'I have a break in five minutes but after that I'll come back and put these fresh sheets on for you!' With that, Dr Kay left the room taking her dizzingly strong aroma of perfume with her. She must shower in whatever perfume she uses every morning.