Well Im home from the hospital - I have to say the whole process wasnt nearly as bad as I had anticipated - especially while tucked up in a comfy hospital where all they do all day is feed you - breakfast ( huge- we are talking fruit, toast, eggs croissant, coffee, etc) morning tea which consists of coffee or tea and a scone or muffin - lunch - cooked 3 course meal- afternoon tea- complete with cake - dinner - HUGE - 3 courses including wine , and then supper!!!- no time to be bored there!!!- all in a lovely private room with ensuite bathroom and a nurse who only has you and one other patient to tend to .- Oh the joy of private medical insurance.
My computer has also had a facelift while I was away - couldnt get everything done i wanted but I did get a better graphics card - doubled my ram and in the end a dvd writer ( the extra hard drive woudl have meant the need for a new box apparently. It seems to be working just fine and I hope it speeds up photoshop quite a bit.
Im not supposed to be sitting up here for long - Its not particularly uncomfortable but the nurses tell me I will feel it later on if I sit here for more than about 10 minutes at a time - also the fact that i have to negotiate the stairs to get here is a bit of an issue - basically its bed rest more or less - with a gentle walk around on the flat to keep things working internally. ( and that was the bit that Ive got to say is REALLY painful!!) No housework for 6 weeks - now that sounds great but is a little daunting in reality - no lifting anythign that cant be lifted with one hand for 6 weeks - bend only slightly - dont pick up small children ( hard with a 5 year old) - but I imagine i will get used to it soon and by the end of the 6 weeks I wont be wanting to take over the household duties again.!!!