This is my 'lone robin' who has lived in the garden for so long.
An extra long birdbath shower yesterday required lots of fluffing and
preening on the warm brick steps afterward.
Meanwhile, my feathers were ruffled somewhat as I spent the afternoon
at the hospital and surgeon's office preparing for my surgery next week!
Have you ever had a tiny camera shoved up your nose and down
your throat after being doused with drops and sprays? Not nice but the way to
check your vocal cord nerves.
Then paperwork covering my entire medical history again, and an EKG - heart
looks good. Mostly I check out pretty good for an old gal, BUT after four years of
watching and checking, that darned thyroid now needs to be removed.
I'll be the guest of a local hospital, hopefully just for the day on Wednesday,
and, fingers crossed, the surgery goes well thanks to my wonderful
Sweeney Todd/Doctor F.
Apparently my throat will be glued back together and the doc will make
what will eventually just become another wrinkle in the old neck!
Anyone out there had a total thyroidectomy?
Needless to say I'll be taking it easy for a couple of weeks, and will have time
to catch up with everyone and share more of the trip to beautiful Ireland.
Then I'll tell you where our travels will take us next.