I just read yesterday in a Tee Shirt novelty catalog: "Old age comes at a very inconvient time"... For me 52, is on next months callendar...
I just spoke to my 33 year old daughter earlier this week, who had her GB removed 2 years ago with emerg. surgery. While I can't speak of her physical recovery, except to say it's been two years and she's back to normall. But diet wise, she needs to be carefull of foods with a lot of butter, and bacon is off limits... unless she's upset with my son-in-law. She say's she's figured out what foods she can have " a little bit of and still not suffer alot of consequeinces for, later on".
She lives in Charlotte, N.C. and is planning a trip to Ct. in a few weeks. I haven't seen her or my grandchilderen in a year and a half, and I am planning a big dinner, spanning 5 generations. Just trying to get the menu right for everybody. Right now the guest list is up to 14 people, friends and family.
I truely did like the idea one poster had for you to volunteer at tournaments in the mean time, to get some sort of Golf fix. I just played 2 weeks ago in the one charity event I make sure I go to every year. They could have used a couple of more volunteers out on the course, as compared to previous years. I know on my favorite golf courses websites, on the callendar pages they list what days are closed due to tournaments.
At the Travelers Championship in Cromwell in 2010, we "ran out of players" on the 14th hole, as we were walking the course backwards, and wanted to see back to the tenth hole. We ended up walking for a while with an gentleman in his 70's. I don't recall exactly what he said was the reason he couldn't play any more, but that was what he was doing now, volunteering at events. For me, that is one of those very memorable Golf Memories, a nice walk with a fellow golfer.
I'm keeping that idea in my back pocket for whatever my future holds... Best wishes for a speedy recovery... And yes, It's raining again this morning in New England also. The TV say's by tonight we'll be over 20+ inches over the normal yearly average for rain fall. I started up my snowblower last night and ran it for about15 mins. As I do every month on the last day of every month, because sooner or later it'll stop raining... and start to snow.