Survived surgery. No allergic reactions to anesthetic. I was lucky enough to have my wife to nurse me, and therefore oggle, (go Wenley!). I also had an African woman from Zimbabwe who put in my IV offer to get a witch doctor to cast out the evil spirits that make me cycle, run, and kayak. I thought it was quite benevolent of her. But also quite unnecessary as the operation will do that quite nicely for at least three weeks.
I do like the idea that it is evil spirits inhabiting my body that makes me kayak surf. Perhaps I can somehow join forces with them to catch more waves, break fewer paddles and get that carbon road bike I’ve been after.