So I was lucky enough to get all the books together just days before I ended up in the orthopaedic hospital having my back operated on. I have for many years suffered with a bad back and have prolapse my L4/L5 disc on several occasions cause me great discomfort. The last time this happened I decided enough was enough and got on the NHS waiting list for the operation.
One failed pre-op, followed by a heart op to cure an undiagnosed arrhythmia follow by two more pre-ops and finally last week the operation to remove any offending disc matter. As a result I am now laid up in bed pretty sore with only a limit amount of walking allowed for the first week, before I can slowly start to increase the distance. When the physiological said up to your previous levels, I had to tell him what those were, at which point he said, well maybe not quite to those levels.
Anyway the result is I am now more in a managerial position rather than teaching position with Snowdonia Mountain Guides. Feels weird, but it is great sending member of the SMG family out to do all the hard work for me. Although I can’t wait to get back to the hill but that won’t be for at least 6-8 weeks, maybe more!
Although all things considered this is nothing in the grand scheme of things.