Well, I'm finally back up and running with most of my programs reinstalled. I lost a couple of my older graphics programs, but other than that, everything seems to be running quite nicely.
The bad news is, starting next Friday, I will be out of commission for a couple of weeks. Many of you know about the my struggle with diabetes and this is the latest chapter. To increase the circulation in my lower leg (the left one anyway), I need to have a bypass. They will take a piece of undamaged vein (or use surgical tubing if I don't have one) and bypass a blocked section.
The surgery itself does not sound too bad. A small, about a quarter of an inch, incision just below my knee, then one about the same size above my ankle. Then they use a guide wire very similar to what an electrician uses to snake the vein or tubing around the blocked area.
I'm told I will only be in the hospital for two to three days depending on how well I progress. Then, approximately 2 weeks at home, during which time I won't be able to spend time on the computer because I will need to keep that leg up or moving.
This is uncharted territory for me having managed somehow to keep the usual appendix, tonsils and the like intact for over, well, my entire life.
I will only be here sporadically next week, so maybe ChrisRLG or Nellie2 could pop over to SWI and let cnm know what's going on. I would truly appreciate it.
See you all soon.