I thought I'd do a quick post about what's going on in my life at the moment. I can't believe the massive change in my life. I went from being your typical student, spending a few hours a day sitting in a lecture, to watching open heart surgery in the space of one week.
I spent Monday morning of my first ever day on the hospital ward watching two different people having life saving lung surgery, one to remove a lobe of the lung to get rid of lung cancer and one having a massive blood clot removed from the lung to be able to breath again.
I got to talk to those patients afterwards and see how they were doing, and see the happiness that they were getting better, even though they were in pain.
I talked to many patients on the ward who had gone through similar things, listening to their story. I also talked a patient before he went into surgery to have two heart valves replaced and a bypass graft. I then went to see him afterwards, and got to follow his story.
It really has reaffirmed that this is what I want to do with my life, I want to be the person that makes a difference in their patient's lives, be it big, doing life saving surgery, or small, taking bloods to make sure they're continuing to get healthy (which I also did this week for the first time).
I actual knitting news, I finally got my Valentine's day present from the boy:
knitpurlgurl on etsy, which I have been coveting for a long time. It also came with a really cute watermelon stitch marker. This picture gives you a better idea of the bright colours
These are the first two book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy. The audiobooks are read by Rupert Degas, who has the most amazing Irish accent, which makes me grin each time I hear it. I'm really enjoying them, and have just started listening to the third book. They are a children's series, with magic and a skeleton detective. They're very easy listening but well written and captivating, as well as being relatively original. I can recommend them as something to listen to at a time you don't really want to think about the book (so great for lace knitting!)