The blog-site is going to be silent for a few days. Where I am going I may not be able to access the internet for a while.
Today is the big day. I’m off to the Nelson Public Hospital where this afternoon I will be having an AP Resection to remove the primary tumour in my rectum. The process has been fully explained to me by the medicos and it doesn’t excite me, however my trust is in the Lord who oversees all my days.
I am able to have steak and eggs for lunch the day after the operation but it will be administered intravenously. In fact, I will be on a drip for nourishment for the first 8 days or so and gradually introduced to liquids, jellies and yoghurt after a few days. They will have me doing exercises to prevent clots and pneumonia, etc immediately after the operation.
I am led to believe I could be in hospital for up to 2 weeks so the blog site may be quite for a period unless I feel well enough to track down an internet terminal.
Provided my liver continues to behave itself, I am hoping this operation will be the last major medical procedure I have to undergo for some time.