On the brink

Tomorrow is the day.

In fact, it’s 9pm here and I am due to check in at the OR tomorrow at 6am. Surgery is scheduled for 745am and after that I am guessing it will be 36-48 hours until I will be back home. Probably then another 24-48 until I could possibly be back here to post an update.

For today, I did go and do a brief bench workout in order to make sure that the bench is set up for my recovery. I have made sure everything I need is at hip height or above and that I have enough pulled pork and home made sugar free bbq sauce to tide me over for at least the next 5 days or so.

I have to admit that I am a little surprised at my nonchalance this time around. I suppose I could be mired in self-pity and anger as I have been in the past however it really wouldn’t do me any good. This time I am scheduled (which makes a difference) with a spinal neurosurgeon rather than being rushed into an emergency department, stuffed into an MRI like so much sausage meat and operated on by the nearest orthopedic surgeon they could find. I suppose I have a little more confidence in my own recovery this time also given my experience / maturity and vastly improved physical condition. As my gym kids told me last night via a very touching greeting card, I am one tough cookie and I suppose this new attitude is a reflection of that.

I will be back to comment some more, I am hoping my optimism will have proven accurate and I will be on the mend and able to post banal and monotonous updates rejoicing in the fact that I was able to make it all the way to the mailbox and back in one go!

Wish me luck…

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2 Responses to “On the brink”

  1. Maht

    Good luck dude!

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