Well, maybe in a day or two.
My surgery went well this morning. In the hospital by 5:30 AM and home around 2:30 PM. I was surprised to find out that I was getting a general anesthetic and not the local I had thought I was going to get. The operation started at 7:00 AM and I was awake; but quite foggy at 9:15 AM. Thankfully there was no post-anesthesia nausea. I can tolerate pain; but I HATE feeling nausea
My doctor had informed me that my parathyroid gland was about four times normal size and that my parathyroid hormone level at the beginning of surgery was a very QRO level of 400. After the surgery, it was back down to a normal QRP range of 19! There are no real precautions other that I can't drive for a few days until I regain normal range of motion of my neck. It's going to be a nasty scar - the incision is about 6 inches long at the base of my neck under my Adam's Apple. Sorry for being graphic!
I have to take calcium and Vitamin D supplements for the next year to build my bone density level back up to where it should be. Thankfully, there's not much pain to speak of expect that my throat feels very sore from having the breathing tube inserted by the anesthesiologist. Right now, it hurts to laugh and cough; but drinking and eating are not a problem.
But I will be home for a week; so I plan to get some radio time in this week. Who knows, maybe I'll actually hear the Spratly DXpedition! And maybe there's a kit or two lurking in the basement that I can get a start on. Actually, I need to finish my NEQRP Club SCAF filter. This would be a good week to do that.
So the prescription for next week is the "Four R's" - Relax, Rest, Read and Radio!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!