The amount of support and well wishes I have received over the past few days has been utterly incredible. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for the support, kind words and compassion.
I am having surgery tomorrow at 9am Dubai time and will be in the operating theatre for about 4 hours. My mum will be flying into Dubai on Thursday and I literally can't wait to see her.
I've had all my pre-op appointments and met the anaesthetist again. I'm now on my pre-op meds and pretty much ready.
The reason I have been so open about this is because I strongly believe it could have been prevented. I was ridiculously stupid and hadn't had a smear test for years-and there is absolutely no excuse. My aim is simple-if you're of the age where you can get a smear test in your country, and it's overdue then please just book an appointment. I actually dread to think what would have happened to me if my doctor hadn't forced me to go and see the gynecologist after my urine test results following my 'kidney infection'. I also ignored another indication that something wasn't right. I was bleeding between periods when I went for a wee. I put it down again to a UTI, especially as my doctor mentioned once to me in an appointment that 'I seemed to be pre-disposed to UTI's when I was stressed.'
I want to say a special thank you to Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie. I knew that I would need quite a lot of rest and recuperation after the operation and was just planning a little blogging break but Gemma contacted me and asked me if I would like her to speak to a few of our mutual blogging friends and arrange some guest posts for my blog over the coming couple of weeks. Everyone Gemma contacted has said yes and I am blown away by the support from everyone. There are some amazing girls who are going to be guest posting over the next couple of weeks and I am so grateful. I'll leave the 'who' as a surprise but you'll love them all as much as I do.
So Gemma will be taking over the reins here at Expat Make Up Addict for around 3 weeks, she will be scheduling and publishing all the guest posts and tweeting the links from her twitter so go and follow! Please do support my guest posters, I am so grateful they have taken the time to help me.
I know in my last post I said it was hard because I needed a hug but I really feel so loved and protected at the moment which might sound a little strange but I feel like you've all got my back!
Don't forget to follow @TeamStace for updates on my progress as and when I can.
Enjoy the guest posts!