So far, the plan is for me to go under the knife on February 16.
That's when I'm sched'd to get the hernia dealt with.
That is due primarily to the fact that I'm willing to drive to Arnprior for the surgery.
It's with the same doctor that did my previous hernia in Ottawa but he has a practice at the Arnprior Hospital as well.
If I wanted it to be done here... I'd be waiting till May.
If the ultrasound of the jewels shows anything dramatic...
that will be an operation "merged" with the hernia...
Apparently they access both though the same SLICE INTO MY BODY.
please join me in a chorus of "blech".
Having rights to a heart felt "been there, done that" for a hernia operation,
I'm just say'en... the "blech" is well rooted in fact! It hurts, it's gross and it's a long recovery.
(or you just mess it up again!)
and as for the jewels... I cannot even begin to imagine how much of a drag an operation there will be.
Arnprior is lovely ...
that may only be because I'm the sort that passes through...
I've no idea what the locals think of their little town.
Church steeples seem to be everywhere... Architecture older than Jupiter...
Street names have copious W's, and K's and a bucket full of them end in vowels.... um... like "Madawaska Boulevard".
And it's about a 30 minute drive (with no traffic) away.
That is because we live on the western edge of Ottawa
and Arnprior is to the west...
Note: my office is 45 minutes to the East
Note2: I entertained myself on the drive home by making up dialogue between Martha Stewart and Captain Picard, as if they were stuck in a shuttle craft for an extended period of time.
Note3: Captain Picard, saying "make it so" to every goofy idea Martha comes up with for decorating a celebratory dinner table would likely drive her emit many little kooo'ing noises and require several panty liner changes...
Note 4: Used panty liners would look terrible arranged artfully above the Hull Integrity Reconfiguration Panel of a Star Cruiser class shuttle craft. (even if you stamp them with patterns carved into raw potatoes.)