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Having an Op
They say you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family. However, if I did have the choice, I'd choose the one I've got. My family has stood by me through thick and thin, through crying when I'm fed up with being me, to laughing when I've achieved something.
Recently they have been there a lot, because this summer I am going to have an BIG operation and we've had to go through numerous appointments with the surgeon and also the clinical psychologist. I know that I wouldn't have been able to agree to the operation without my parents and family's support. They've been great.
A couple of days ago, my mum and I went to the psychologist, and there was some bad news. We'd arranged for the operation to be on 2nd July 2007, only now the surgeon was going to be on holiday all July, so he was only able to do the operation in August or before July. However, I am doing my GCSE's this year, and we thought that we wouldn't be able to do it before July because of my exams. But I didn't want to wait until August to have this operation because I've waited two years already and don't want to wait any longer.
So I said that if I couldn't have the op before July, I wouldn't have it. So, we were in a bit of a pickle. However, my mum's auntie works with the AQA examination board, and after an hour of talking on the phone, she was able to tell us if I'd have an exam during the last week of June and she's 99% sure that I won't have. I don't know what I'd have done if I'd had to wait until August. But it's the fact that my parents did all they could to make my wish come true. O.K, they may be pains sometimes, but you'd be nowhere without them.
I think that I've learnt an important lesson this week. Every cloud has a silver lining. Even when you think that the whole world's turned against you, something good will come of it. Now, I have less time to wait to get the face I always wanted!
Jessica, aged 16
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7th Dec 07 @ 12:25
and I admire how you are a strong person
I have a couple of really close friends
who are there when I need them - and they're all fab
not forgetting the family too, they're great too :)
It's lovely when they all ask how you are doing and
are there to put a smile on your facee! =D that means alot
26th Mar 08 @ 22:05
evry 1 whus reds dis b brave wat ever is wrong wiv ya body every1 iz specil but gess wot us lot r extra extra special
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4th Mar 11 @ 22:27
your family are such an important support to have!