Thanks for all your well wishes. Not been able to blog much as sitting is probably the worse position for me, and for a writer, that's a challenge. Good job I'm not the major breadwinner eh?
So my surgery is on Monday morning. It's a 2-ish hour thing and they're putting me out completely, which I prefer because then you just go to sleep and (hopefully) wake up! I've had stuff done with various other forms of anesthesia and it's the lapsing of time that is the worst. Even though you can't feel much, and you care even less, for some reason I still find being aware of time quite stressful.
They will keep me in a few hours to make sure I'm OK, then home again, home again tomorrow evening. I usually snap out of anesthesia pretty well, although I know from experience that the fatigue can take you by surprise for days and sometimes weeks. Fortunately I have spent the last few weeks literally lying about and doing nothing so my body and mind are used to inertia.
Apparently it'll be 6 weeks of no bending or twisting so that scar tissue can form over the disc and thus, seal it. Also of course, I will have a small incision on my back which will need to heal. (No more bikinis for me then! Ha!) A few have expressed concern at the physical limitations but heck - I can't bend, twist or move much anyway so it will be an improvement, and of course.....
NO MORE PAIN!
And then, as usual, there's the pile of half finished projects to attack:
- finish sewing the Star Wars themed cotton shorts for my 12 year old. (I am actually thinking of investing in a new sewing machine too, but first things first.)
- paint the cabinets in College boy's bathroom. I have found paint that you can put straight onto lacquered cabinets and it sticks! I even have the swatch selected with just the right Danish blue.
- continue filling in holes in the woodwork with my wood filler, then sand and re-paint.
- continue filling in dings in the wall, then probably get the painters in. (I know when I'm biting off too much.)
Oh yes, and I also have my annual sponsored walk in early May, to help my school in Ghana. Lots to do there so I need to get organized.
Anyway, see you on the other side when (hopefully) there'll be less of this -
and more of this -