Lung surgery

Today is the day! After putting up with numerous pneumothoraces I’m about to surgery to fix my troublesome right lung. I’m about to have what is known as a Pleurodesis. It involves spraying talc between the lung and chest wall. The talc causes inflammation. When the lung is re-inflated it sticks itself to the chest wall. Once healed, the lung can’t collapse (at least in theory)! I was due to be operated on this morning, but an emergency popped up but I’ve been rescheduled for this afternoon. I’ll sit on my hands until then. Dad’s also driven up all the way from Wellington for moral support. Cheers Dad!