Firstly, thank you all so much for the good wishes! Your comments cheered me immensely.
Sorry to have taken so very long to post an update. I’ve been in a drug-induced haze tinged with pain on the edges that kept me from my beloved laptop.
Surgery was a huge success! The highlights are that it took half the time they estimated (so less recovery from anaesthesia) and very little blood loss. Funny things to be excited about but there you have it.
Abdominal surgery, even laparoscopically, is amazingly traumatic to the body. I’m shocked to find how connected my abdominal muscles are to my arms and legs.
The very slightest of movements send shock waves of pain shooting into the depths of my innards. Gets my attention every time.
Consequently what little movement I make is undertaken with the greatest of care. Action is in extreme slow-motion. Minor activities require major planning.
Hence it has taken me 5 days to get back online and clearheaded enough to write a coherent (I hope) post.
I talked to my doctor today…he says healing progresses quickly after the first week. Can’t wait to get back to moving freely and training!