I had my operation on Wednesday. As far as we can tell it was successful. We’ll have to wait and see how much of my pain it has solved. In the meantime, here are a few observations, (some old, some new):
Sinks are too low.
The NHS is a really, really good thing.
The post-surgery pain is not as bad as I was expecting it to be. The contrast to the pre-surgery pain is not huge.
My children are amazing and so patient.
General anaesthetic is a very strange experience.
After you come round it can feel like you’re asleep and awake at the same time.
Drinking tea when you’re lying down is a bit tricky.
The site of a cannula can hurt as much as the site of the surgery on the first day.
Physio exercises are unbelievably hard.
Typing one-handed while lying down takes a frustratingly long time.
There are a lot of kerbs to walk up and down on a lap round the block.