This will be the last news for a while. I go into St George's at 11am, and the operation happens this afternoon. Just as well, too - I woke with bad pain in the hip this morning, worse than I've had for some time, so it emphasises the need for this surgery.
I should be home on Friday if all goes well. I am allowed my laptop in the hospital, but whether I'll feel up to doing much is the unknown factor. I'm more likely to manage Twitter (@gregor393) than longer blog posts. I intend to take the rehab period more quietly than I did last time. I was too active and I don't think it helped the healing process, so I'll rest more and let nature take its course. I was a mere boy of 55 then, of course, now I'm far more mature.