I had planned a grand breakfast, toasted muffins, streaky bacon topped with eggs benedict.
Unfortunately with everything else going on, it didn't quite work out that way.
At 11am, I finally sat down with a couple of crumpets, XO Marmite and a glass of fresh orange juice.
With me all showered and my bag packed, I left for Hinckley and District Hospital.
Arriving on John Atkins ward, I met my nurse Dee and had all my obs done...
Then it was time to be the trendsetter that I am ;)
So the surgery I had opted for PIP Joint Arthroplasty. This is where an incision is made over the bent part of the joint. Once the surgeon can see the joint, the end of the proximal phalanx is removed to shorten the toe and relax the tightness around the joint.
So, at 3.40pm, my porter arrived to whisk me away (and no he wasn't wearing a white coat!!)