This is just a quick post to say that I now have the date for my surgery. I have to go into hospital on the 18th of March and the operation will be done on the 19th. I feel the need to write about this at great length, to try and do something relatively constructive with all the surgery-related thoughts going round my head, if nothing else. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get my thoughts into enough of a sensible order to write a coherent blog post! I’ve had a few days to digest the news, but haven’t quite managed to work out what I want to say yet. I’ll try and write something more about it another time.