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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

T - 7

I've hasd my pre-op assessment and apprently I'm well enough to have my major op. Actually, I'm well enough to do anything so next Wednesday I go into hospital for a week or week and a half. You'll not notice cos I only post every fortnight anyway.

The discussion of my op has somewhat disconcerted me. Not the actual procedure itself but the possible side effects.

Due to the fact someone at some time might get an operation related in-growing toenauil and sue them for millions, you have to be told everything and the odds on it happening. I would rather they hadn't. The cancer I had was 1 in 50,000,000. Rare, but I got it. The chance of death under a general anaesthetic is about 1 in 5,000,000. Very rare, but 10 times more likely than the cancer I did get. I know that's not how it works but just being told on a scale of probable/possible/unlikely/rare would have been enough for me.

Luckily I haven't won the Euromillions otherwise it would be 15 times more likely that the anaesthetic would kill me. For the first time ever I'm glad my numbers haven't come up.

5 Comments:

  • What does one say on occasions such as these? Good luck?

    If you haven't posted by the end of the month, I'll have a drink for you!

    By Blogger Masher, At 2:37 PM  

  • Oh, if you do, bring me one. I'm planning on being hidden in a tupperware box somewhere scenic and my co-ordinates posted on geocaching.com. The good news is, with the size of me, it ain't going to be a nanocache! :)

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 4:50 PM  

  • Tupperware? Surely a biscuit tin would be better? Anyway, I hope it all goes well. And can you give me six numbers for the lottery draw please?

    By Blogger graybo, At 9:32 AM  

  • Ooh, thanks for the heads up... it could be my first FTF! ;)

    By Blogger Masher, At 12:33 PM  

  • Best wishes, hope everything goes well.

    By Blogger Yorkshire Soul, At 7:26 AM  

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