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Part Twelve: The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back...

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

I'm sitting here in Room 3 of Ward B31 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Yesterday I had the last half of my thyroid removed. Similar to the previous time, my blood calcium level has dropped, but this time below the 1.9 mmol/l limit, to 1.87 mmol/l. This means that I need a calcium infusion.

I've been dotting along with quite the thing, as you'll have seen from my previous blog posts. I have been making significant progress, which will make it seem odd that something so trivial such as a 24-hour calcium infusion has brought the bus to a halt.

All the little worries have added up, and up, to create a structurally unsound Jenga tower. The tiny amount of calcium that has just been dropped on the tower has forced it to fall. Leading to tears for the first time in a while.

This is the straw that's finally after so long broke the camels back.

Hospitals are horrible places. Nothing happens quickly; there like solitary confinement. You can have all the visitors in the world, but you're so alone. I feel stuck in a goldfish bowl.

Anyway, I will pick the Jenga tower up, and we will rebuild it. The show will go on.

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