Thursday, 30 October 2014
I'm hoping that in order to send this I have an internet connection sometime today. If I do, then that alone would be enough for me to feel very thankful this Thursday because I've had no really usable internet since Monday morning. A great deal of my communication relies on an internet connection not just because of the computer but also because the mobile/cellphone signal here is such that we cannot get data and therefore cannot use many of the apps on the phone without wi-fi.
So I may or may not be visiting blogs depending on my access but I'm doing my best.
The other thing for which I am thankful is our wonderful health service. I know that many of you in the US are not in favour of the public national health service we take for granted here in the UK (and some other countries in Europe too) but I owe my life to it and yesterday I benefitted, yet again, from the services of a first class surgeon and the team who provided her backup and support.
I had a cancerous growth removed from my neck. It wasn't there six months ago and when it was removed yesterday it was affecting an area of about 20 x 15 mm - perhaps more. Certainly the area of tissue removed was larger.
It's removal will allow the treatment for my prostate cancer to carry on without any complications.
So this morning when I woke from a remarkably good sleep in the circumstances I was very thankful indeed for our health service and the people who staff it.
Now all I have to do is wait for an opportunity to get this post into the ether.