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.