Now that my 'holiday' is over, the immediate focus is on my legs. Tomorrow, I will go to the hospital to do a scan on my left leg around the knee cap area. It's giving me a lot of pain and I am hoping that it is nothing more than an old wound. 12 years ago, I missed a step and fell on my knee cap. My leg was swollen for almost one month and after a few sessions of acupuncture, the pain went away. As for my right leg, this is due to the bulging disc of my L4/L5 Lumbar spine. While on a domestic flight from Varanasi to New Delhi, I saw an advertisement on the inflight magazine about a surgery called Band Aid Surgery. This is a minimal invasive form of surgery. I was wondering why my orthopedic surgeons did not tell me about this surgery which is also available for my condition?
I have two things on my mind at the moment. The first is my pair of legs. Mobility is very important to me and when I was in India, I had used a walking stick for the first time in my life to assist me in walking. I realised that with whatever little time I had left, I need to have a good pair of legs so that I could do what ever I want to do. The second is my HIFU surgery in China next month. Although this palliative surgery cannot cure me of cancer, I am hopeful that my body will benefit from one big tumor less and free my right kidney from the tumor.
I believe 2012 will be a year where I spent more of my time in hospitals. I think I will also try more alternative therapies. I have identified a couple of them and now doing more reading. But all these will only happen after I settled my legs and kidney tumor surgery first. If there are opportunity for travel, I would also consider it but it would not be a challenging one.