In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
Just a Note . . .

to let you know that I have had, or will have, so many operations that I can’t even remember them. They’re no great thing, but I want to be sure that you all feel terribly sorry for me.

The first thing that I can remember happening is that I tripped over a carpet at the bank and fell flat on the floor, without even having time to put my hands out to break the fall. (I intend to sue the bank for property rights to the security film.) Anyway, I fell very hard on my right hip (the one I shattered a few years ago), and right knee. The blood from the knee quickly worked its way down to the bottom of my foot, leaving bruising all the way. My hip still hurts, so we will watch it, but it may not have done any further injury to the previous injury.

Next came a biopsy to a lump on my left eyelid, which turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma, and she didn’t get it all, so she will be sending me to a specialist for a second operation.

Next came several treatments for my arthritic spine, followed by a more invasive operation in which they severed some of the nerves in my spine. My pain has already begun to lessen, and I am standing straighter, though working with either a stroller, a staff, or a cane. I hope that portends a better future.

Next comes my operation on and around the thumb on my right hand. Something was done in a previous operation having to do with the nerves, but this time it will be more involved. There will be a carpal tunnel release, surgery to the thumb to replace the basal tendon, and on the joint above that.

I am crying so hard that I can hardly see through my tears to write down how pathetic I am. (At least I didn’t break my thumb, which is what my dear friend Judy did to hers, so I’d better dry my tears and shut up.)

The only really bad thing is that my right hand and thumb will be out of service for a while. Anyway, I’ll write when I can. Carl is looking for a new mouse for such injuries. In the meantime, I’ll have plenty of time to read your stuff.

11 comments:

an average patriot said...

little Bill!
Son of a gun you're going to make me use your name. Don't make me come over there. Hold on!

an average patriot said...

little Bill!
I have been trying to call you for the last 2 days to no avail but I will keep trying. You just dry your tears relax and take care of your problems. We are thinking of you!

an average patriot said...

Still incommunicado I take it! You take care of yourself I am thinking of you!

an average patriot said...

Hi little Bill
You will here from me but you have a happy Thanksgiving with the Grandchildren I hope and we will be in touch!

an average patriot said...

just to let you know I enjoyed talking to you and I hope you relaxed and had a nice Thanksgiving!

Beach Bum said...

Hope you are doing better, take care and come back soon.

an average patriot said...

Hi Little Bill
Always thinking of you get well soon!

an average patriot said...

Hi little Bill thinking of you!

an average patriot said...

Hi my little Bill
I just got back from my little trip and wanted to let you know I am thinking of you. Hope you are well!

LittleBill said...

Hi, everyone. Cast off in about 3 more weeks. Have issed you all.

an average patriot said...

hi my little Bill
Hope you are well! Looking around the old neighborhood and wanted to let you know you were in my thoughts and wish you a happy New Year!