Please be advised that I will be admitted to hospital on Friday November 26th, 2021 to undergo abdominal surgery to suppress a massive umbilical hernia, and during that same operation will have my gallbladder excised. Due to existing health issues, and a leaking heart valve which they believe will be a problem, there is a good chance that I’ll be kept in for observation overnight (26th/27th) and might be back home either on Saturday, November 27th, or more likely on the following Monday, November 29th wherein I’ll update my status.
I’m not expecting any problems, but just in case – thanks all for believing in my work, and well, if I do happen to die, I’ll just become a ghost in the machine forever after ... and remember, if I do croak, I guess nobody be watching for intellectual property theft. Use these materials wisely. Use them together. Use them in peace.
Those of you who actually read my journals will be aware that I have, with age, developed infirmity and illness. The greater part of that illness came in the form of blindness which was a consequence of my having somewhat aggressive diabetes. Six weeks ago I terminated all unnecessary sugar in my diet, including the drinking of the commercial beverage known as Coca Cola each can containing as many as eight spoonful's of sugar, and replaced it with Coca Cola Zero which has no caffeine, no sugar and this has aided in the recovery of my sight. Wherein I could barely see before, I now have 80% vision with no blurriness and no eye watering.
But that is only a part of the problem. I have also experienced since the year 2000 chronic fatigue and this in part may be because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) and the fact that I have a leaking heart valve meaning that for the rest of my life I will be required to attend regular medical reviews, and if the problem becomes acute, possible have to endure the replacing of my heart with a synthetic unit or a replacement organ. But more immediate problems exist in the form of an enormous umbilical hernia (google that) measuring 11x11x11'' (28x28x28cm) and an inflamed gallbladder that is full of stones and which since December 2019 has been causing me so much pain that every hour of every day since then has been a virtual hell.
It is only the fact that I have a tremendous endurance wherein pain is concerned that I have endured it. Today, that is October 29th, 2021, I received notification that I am to report to my local hospital for surgery to have both the gallbladder excised and the protruding hernia pushed back inside my body and sealed off on Friday, November 26th, 2021, wherein I will be kept overnight for observation as my general health is such that I have a higher potential for post-operative death than most people because of my existing medical situation and general health.
I hope it goes without issue and that I am out of hospital as soon as possible. I loathe just laying around doing nothing. I'm currently fifty-four years of age and yet due to the energy sapping pain and the faulty heart valve feel as if I'm in my eighties. To all of you I wish the best, and well, if the worse happens, I want you all to know that I respect your loyalty and understanding over the years - I salute you.