Thanks to the hilton hotel wi-fi hotspot, I am sat in reception able to write today's blog. It's been a very busy day, consisting mainly of yet more shopping, this time at Southampton's West Quay. We drove there from Bournemouth at lunch time, shopped until we quite literally nearly dropped and then I ordered my second Wagamama's in the past 18 hours. If you have never had food from Wagamama's, you really are missing out. As time was pressing on, I got today's as a takeaway and ate it in the car on the way to Southampton General Hospital. I've never been there before, but couldn't believe how crazy busy it was. With clothes shops, food shops, a WHSMith, a Burger King and even a solicitors right before my eyes as I walked in through the main entrance, it felt more like an airport than a hospital.

The hospital visit was to see my orthodontist, Ruth, who is based here in Southampton when she's not traveling to/from my dentist in Guernsey. We had to see her today so she could fit about eight silver hook-type things onto my brace so my surgeon can attach some elastic bands to my brace tomorrow after my operation to help me adjust to my future, straight bite. They feel a bit strange in my mouth but she assured me that I'll still be able to eat a steak tonight! (I'm making the most of my ability to eat).

My operation is at 8:30am tomorrow, a mere 14 hours away now. Strangely, I am really, really excited. I'm not sure why- there's not much to be excited about for another few weeks when I return to looking like a normal human being- but I think it's just the fact that I've waited so long for this operation. I've had my braces for a year and a half but we've been talking about this surgery for a good two years, so it's exciting slash relieving that it's finally come around. I'm not worried about the surgery, I've decided. I will be in theatre for about six hours I think, but I'll be asleep, and I love sleeping. Once I've hopefully recovered tomorrow evening from the anaesthetic and I'm feeling settled, I'll report what I know/remember about the operation, so stay tuned!

Also, I just want to take a moment to say thank you for reading these blogs. I wasn't intending to share them because in all honesty, I didn't think people would be all that interested but according to my page view statistics, I've had lots of people reading and lots of lovely messages being sent my way. It makes everything easier and more positive, and helps so much, so thank you!

I guess now it's just a waiting game. See you on the flip side!

Namaste x

P.S here's a final pre-surgery selfie!