Hernia surgery

Resuming normal activities again

I know a few of my friends had wondered, “Where is Bob?” during this year’s municipal elections. There were some Mississauga municipal candidates: good and worthy people for the offices they are contesting, and also personal friends. I managed to help out in the waning days of the campaign.

After the Ontario election, I and my colleagues all needed the month of June to clean out our campaign office; constituency office; and Queen’s Park office. That was a of of work to do within just a few weeks.

By mid-July, I was being bothered by a hernia condition that, mercifully, did not affect me during the Ontario election. After the whole diagnosis, ultrasound, see a specialist, and book a surgery date process was complete, my surgery was performed on the afternoon of Wednesday October 10. The surgery feels like a complete success.

I had to promise my doctor that I would relax for the first few days (although he does want me on my feet doing light walking). I am not yet skating or running, but walking just fine, and looking forward to resuming the things I have always enjoyed. My target date to be back on the ice and in goal is during November. Many thanks to the team at Credit Valley Hospital, where Dr. Don Coughlan and a great team in surgery looked after me. I walked in and walked out within a few hours.

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