Hernia surgery

Resuming normal activities again

I know a few of my friends have wondered, “Where is Bob?” during this year’s municipal elections. There are some Mississauga municipal candidates who are both good and worthy people for the offices they are contesting, and also good personal friends. I had been hoping to help with their campaigns a bit.

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). For my friends who had hoped I’d be able to walk the streets with them, and validate their candidacies with the neighbours during the municipal campaign, I’ll be available to join you about the middle of October, during the final week of the campaign.

I am feeling fine, glad that my intestines are no longer trying to push themselves out of my abdomen, 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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The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

— Roger Bannister (1929 – )

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