I’m currently writing this from a hospital waiting room. A view that has become very familiar over the past 4 days.
After deciding to come to Hanoi for a rest weekend to watch the rugby, it has now turned into a possible 2 week stay. Serves me right for being so cocky that I was ahead of my target.
Last night I had an operation to remove a massive cyst that I had somehow managed to grow on my upper thigh. Due to its size, the recovery process means daily hospital visits and that I cannot currently leave Hanoi.
I am massively frustrated and upset that this has happened. I’d managed to reach 35 with no issues and 3 weeks into such an important journey my body rebels. Whilst at the hospital, I experienced yet another random act of kindness. On the way out of the ward, a Vietnamese nurse, who had had nothing to do with my treatment asked if I was ok (I must have looked traumatised). Instead of the usual British response of “Yeah, fine thanks”, I cried. For those of you who know me, this is not something I do. The nurse sat me down, gave me a cuddle and sent her friend to get me a cup of tea. The kindness of strangers.
I wanted to share this with you all and promise that I will get back on the road as soon as I can. After the tragic events in Essex, it is even more paramount that I do this. Once I’m in a little less pain, I will hopefully be able to volunteer at Blue Dragon until I fully recover.
As a friend just said to me, “It will make an exciting chapter of the book”
As always, thank you for reading.
Love Naomi (aka Nam)
4 thoughts on “Week 4. Down but not out in Hanoi.”
Naomi sending virtual hugs 🤗 for a speedy recovery. You are awesome in every way just a minor setback no problem you are amazing.
Thank you Hazel! Hopefully il be back on the road soon!
You must be feeling very frustrated and disappointed but thank goodness you are in Hanoi. It could have been a great deal worse, had you been in a remote village with little or no medical care ! Make the best of a bad situation and get plenty of rest ( probably easier said than done ! Wishing you a speedy recovery xx
Thanks Helen, I totally missed this is my post op state. So glad to be back on the road now. Thanks for your support. Naomi