Been a bit of a busy time, lately. Lots going on. I plan to report much of the excitement with separate blog posts, but in short — the Surrey Conference is coming and going to be better than ever, Word on the Street Vancouver yesterday was a gas, met tonnes of fun and fabulous people, Darby is returning later this week — up to new adventures, and although it doesn’t look it today — I have quite a bit less of my left knee these days than I used to.
I’ll cover all the book biz in separate posts, but now that I am feeling sufficiently rested, unweepy and compos mentis, let’s talk about the ol’ knee, shall we?
[For those with Monday Morning stomach, now may well be the time to turn away…]
You may remember back in this post when I mentioned the meniscus I tore in my left knee. It’s been an interesting experience, but the end result is that I had surgery on Friday, and am now torn-cartelidge-free.
This is my knee last Friday morning, when I was merely suffering from pre-op fast and caffeine deprivation.
Right after surgery, things were looking in pretty good shape — three small incisions, not even a single stitch in my knee. [Had the surgery under a local and got to watch the scope of the interior of my knee on a monitor throughout — really cool, but I will respect the delicate sensibilities of my audience and leave it at that…]
[This shot taken with my iPhone. You get a nice view of the surgeon’s initials on my leg…]
After a bit too busy a day yesterday with Word On The Street Vancouver [but so much fun!] I ended up with pretty much a watermelon for a knee last night, but things are looking up today.
I’m not taking the narcotics they gave me, just advil and ice, and managed to sleep last night without too much discomfort. So, with the mobility issues looked after it’s back to books.
Now I’m onward and upward to a crazy-busy week, leading to the release of Darby’s new book, FACING FIRE.
More soon on all the celebrations to come…!