It’s my birthday.
Today marks the beginning of my 31st year on this earth.
Instead of celebrating today, I actually had an evening with my family last night filled with laughs, presents and a 7lb chocolate cake.
So, what am I doing today you ask?
Well, I’m having surgery.
By the time many of you are reading this I will be asleep having my wrist cut open.
Yes, you read that correctly. For my 31st birthday I am having surgery on my wrist. That little smiley face is a cyst I have that is growing on my wrist bone. Well, actually is growing from the joint and has gotten so big that it is now positioned over the bone.
See, in the last month I have found out that I am a bit of a freak. Not only do I have this huge growth on my wrist, but when my surgeon delved further he found out that I have a torn ligament, torn cartilage AND my bone is abnormally long by several millimeters. Sweet right?
What’s even more comforting is when my surgeon told me that he had never seen anyone with these 4 things going on at the same time and that he was going to confer with some colleagues. Wouldn’t ya now that those surgeons had never seen a patient like me either. Sweet isn’t it?
So, on this my 31st birthday I say goodbye to what my kids lovingly call “Bump” and the cartilage will be repaired. And I will spend my day doped on some serious pain killers and left alone in my room with my computer, TV and drink of my choice.
The lengths I’ll go to to get some quiet time eh? 🙂