Yet again for the past few days I have had no net. Gross! Then today I got an SMS from Telkom to say they had re-tested the line and found it free of defects. They requested that I transmit an ‘F’ if it was still faulty. The ‘F’ I transmitted was filled with meaning.  As I pressed the ‘send’ button, however, the internet returned.  That very instant. What the …?  Is somebody trying to mess with my mind?

  Anyway, I have spent an interesting morning going through a meeting with a surgeon and then all the paperwork for a hospital admission. Something to look forward to in the New Year …

  On 9th when I am due for being carved, all I will have to do is breeze in and relax. Apparently I need a chunk of what looks like a naartjie bag to be inserted into a small incision below the navel, and then stapled in place inside to stop the bulges from bulging. Chances are it will have to go both sides. If things go well, I will be driving again in three days and able to cycle after two weeks. I hope things go well, then!

  He didn’t say how long to horse-riding – hopefully the same.

  Why do they call these things hernias? Surely in my case it would be a hisnia?

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Kattelina says:

    Amazing how things just come ‘right’ and then we look like idiots! (Good to see an old LetterD around.)


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Sorry to hear about your hisnia. Will have you in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. adeeyoyo says:

    I had endless problems with Vodacom once and found that ICasa (with an ‘I’ NOT an ‘e’) was a wonderful help. They got to the root of the problem for me. Perhaps you should contact them if you are paying monthly for poor service.


  4. Nicola says:

    Oh dear – did you decide to send the F anyway 🙂 It should be a hisnia too, all the best with your pre-op and all that !


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