Emergency surgery

Another day another trip to the hospital. I ended up back in the ER yesterday, after having woken to excruciating pain about 1:30 in the morning. And having emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder. It looks like recovery will take a week or two but I’m back home at least. It came without warning and they said I was very lucky in catching it before it ruptured. It wasn’t a fun time. Many thanks are due to the medical and support staff at the hospital who did their very best to take care of me. Looks like I’m having a bit of a run of bad luck health wise. I rather hope this will be the last of it. So I have to take it easy for a couple of weeks. I’ll miss my early morning walks a lot. BUt no doubt I’ll be able to get back to them soon.

I wouldn’t wish the pain I felt on anyone. After 16mg of morphine there was at least a little bit of relief, and they’ve sent me home with decent painkillers. A couple of my work colleagues picked me up from the hospital (somehow I had managed to drive there on my own during a snowstorm in horrific pain) and got me home. And even got the trash out for me (no way I could do that). I’m not particularly good at taking it easy but I’ll figure it out. Better that than end up back in the hospital. Maybe I’ll even find some time to write and paint a bit more.

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