I was, went in on the 19th, I had the operation on the 20th and I was out on the Christmas Day. Because I said to myself I’m not staying in for Boxing Day, I’m going home for Christmas [laughs]. So what I did, what you have to do is eat everything they give you and get your family to bring stuff in for you as well. So I ate the breakfast although I wasn’t hungry, I ate lunch and I asked my family to bring in tomatoes and olives and stuff for me to eat in-between. So by the second day, I couldn’t get up but the third day I made myself get out of bed. And I was walking about and everything, you know, go take a shower by myself.
But some times you have to have assistance because I had a cut, I had a caesarean to build the breast. Look at my breasts, big breasts [laughs]. I had a caesarean and they built my breasts for me which was really good [laughs]. And, you know, you needed help because you had all the drips and everything. But in the end I just got them to give me some bags. And I had one drip in this hand. Sorry I had a drip in this hand with two drips hanging out and then I had another bag, Marks and Spencer’s bag. So you should have seen me bending over because I had a cut and I couldn’t walk straight. I was walking like that when I was going to the hospital, going to the toilet. And taking a shower and then you know but I’m thinking, “What the hell, I want to get out so I might as well get up and do what I have to do instead of sitting in bed. And if I want to get out I eat the food”.
And the food was very good, the caterers and the nurse and everybody was really nice. And I just, you know, I was out on Christmas Day and that was really, really, really good.
And you had Christmas with your family at home?
Yeah. Everybody waited for me to come because if I didn’t come out they would have brought the food. And I said, “I’m not having them bringing the food and everything”, so I just get myself ready and everything. But the good thing, as I said, the plastic surgeon said I could be out on Christmas Day and I didn’t know that. So I just made myself get better and I was out on Christmas Day. And, as I say, that’s good but I was thinking, “What the hell? That’s not good.” I just wanted to get out of the hospital.