Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Surgery. Only slightly off topic.

I have to fly down to Sydney for surgery on the weekend & expect to be away for about 2-3 weeks. Then I have further rehab when I return home, so I will not be able to reply to comments or answere questions for a while.

Someone said that at least it won't be like the 18th century. Well actually the last time I was cut open it was done without any anesthetic, no local, nothing. Not even a stiff drink! They did not even have a lead ball for me to bite down on, I had to roll up my handkerchief and bite down on that whilst I gripped the sides of the bed.

Bitten round ball from surgery.

They say that what does not kill you makes you stronger. I am not so sure of that, but it is definately life changing and all our experiences together make us who and what we are.
This time round I am assured they will Anaesthetise me so hopefully [A] I will wake up, and [B] the surgery will have been successful. I am all for learning new experiences, but once is quite enough thank you. It did teach me what my pain threshhold was though, and for that I am thankful. But ever since I have had to explain to doctors why my RSI is only a 4, and why my arthritis is only a 5-6!
With any luck I will see you all later and catch up on my posts. I am looking forward to running the woods again, well at least dog trotting! Take care everyone and I will see you down the trail later. Think positive, I am.
Regards, Keith.


Jenny said...


I hope you feel better soon!

(And ouch! That sounds horrid!)

Worst I ever had was something or another under just local. The patient couch was kinda like a dentist chair, and you look up and see on the hospital light a little smiley face sticker with the words "thank you for not screaming" written around it.

Sounds like your kinda place. ;)

Anyhow, here's wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to the woods!

Le Loup said...

Jenny thank you, you made my day. Your'e my kind of girl.
Regards, Keith.

Bob Mc said...

Good luck Keith with whatever the problem is. I dislike doctors in general but I guess they are necessary now and then. Expect to see you back here before to long.

Judy said...

Keith, get well soon!

Le Loup said...

I know what you mean Bob, and thank you.

Judy, I intend to. Thank you.
Regards, Keith.

Joel said...

Doctors are pretty good nowadays, compared to some stories from the past I have read. Get well soon Keith. I'll look forward to your posting again soon on all sorts of interesting topics.

Le Loup said...

Joel, thank you. Your words are appreciated.

Karl said...

Hey Keith,

Good luck and speedy recovery my friend...



Le Loup said...

Karl, thanks mate. You & I have got to share a camp fire one of these days.

Norsk Ridder said...

I hope the surgery will be successful and that you recover fast!

Best wishes from Norway!

Perkunas said...

Hey, sad to hear that youre in that situation. I hope youll get well and heal without complications. Thumbs up.

elmo iscariot said...

Best of luck. Get well soon.

Le Loup said...

Norsk, Perkunas, Elmo. Your well wishes are much appreciated, thank you.

grimbo said...

get well soon m8,the woods will be empty without you.