Rose’s boob op is on Thursday. We’ve had a hectic 24 hours.
Her so-called ‘best friend’ let us down badly. Less than 24 hours before she was supposed to fly in, she decided she couldn’t come down any more. I am so cross! Out of every one, she should know how important this is to Rose. I suspected this might happen, from what Rose has told me this friend always lets her down. But Rose is the eternal idealistic and believed her friend when she told Rose she PROMISED she wouldn’t let her down this time.
So last night was a panic to try and find a replacement. Her young cousin kindly offered to fly down to help. So this morning I had to have the ticket reissued (at a flipping cost!!)
Then, she was supposed to arrive at 6pm and either she missed her flight, or otherwise she was delayed (her English is not that great and she has never flown before), but now she is only arriving at 8pm. Poor Marko has been at the airport since 5:30 waiting for her. He is now sitting there twiddling his thumbs waiting for her flight, eating supper on his own in some crappy airport restaurant. The poor man. He’s been working all day and now he is sitting at the airport waiting. I feel terrible for him. And what’s even worse is that I am making him stand at arrivals holding a cardboard sign with her name on, and he HATES that kind of thing, he is v self-conscious about stuff like that. I owe him big.
Goodness. What a mission! I am so bloody cross with Rose’s friend. I’ve tried to call her to let her have a piece of my mind (for disappointing Rose like that), but her phone is off. Cow. I am really pissed off at her.
Of course Rose feels totally shit about this. It’s not her fault, I’ve told her that.
Anyway, we are all systems go for Thursday. I’ve taken some photos, the babes have patted the boobs a lot. Hell, even I’ve felt like patting them to say goodbye.
You can’t believe what a logistical mission it is to organize. I have to take two days off work, then drop Rose’s cousin and the babes off at my mom at 10:15, then be at the Dr for the markings at 11, then help Rose with check in to the hospital at 12. I want to make sure she is settled and all the forms filled in before I leave. Then back to my mom to pick up the babes etc. Then I want to visit her after her op, she doesn’t have any family or friends here and I don’t want her to be the only one in the ward not to have visitors in visiting hours. So put the babes to bed Thurs night, then rush back to the hospital for visiting hours. Shit, I need to get flowers as well. Damn it. Forgot about that. And then I go fetch her the next morning.
Phew. But it will all be worth it.
So, if you’d like, please leave her a good luck message. I will print them out and give them to her after she has checked in to the hospital, she can read them once I’ve left. I think it will make her feel loved and not so alone. If you could, please leave a message, then your name or pseudonym and where you are from – I think it will be cool to see all the good luck wishes from all over the world. I’ll do a separate post for the good luck wishes.
And once again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart (and hers, she just can’t articulate it as well as I can, but she is immensely grateful, she tells me all the time) – you’ve done a wonderful, wonderful thing, all of you. You’ve made her dreams come true, and given her something that she would never, ever been able to do on her own. It really is life-changing stuff. I actually get all weepy at the thought of what an amazing story this is.
Thank you, you guys are wonderful.