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Kidney gate – today’s the day

Finally, at last, the day has come for the kidney stone that has been the bane of my life since October 17th, 2014 to be removed. Well, blasted into tiny bits by a laser up my willy, I think that I’ll still have to do the actual removing. Which is going to be exactly like passing shattered bits of crystal down a very sensitive tube that wasn’t really made for such things. No doubt you’ll be able to hear me passing them from as far away as London.

I’m all packed as it’s apparently going to be an overnight stay. Because of the way that the consultant works, I’ve opted to have my operation at In Barnstaple, at the North Devon Hospital. I have to admit that this has me a bit on edge as it’s a “foreign” hospital I.e. One that I’ve never been to for treatment before. This shouldn’t really worry me, as one hospital is as good as another for things like this but it does.

The other reason that I’m a tad worried is that I’m rather resistant to being knocked out. The last general I had, I woke up. Yup. I really don’t want to wake up with a laser being inserted up my penis. So I will be saying very forcefully “Give me the good stuff. Give me lots of the good stuff. Because a stoned martial artist with over 22 years of training is not a good thing to have on the rampage.” Or words to that effect.

So, if you’re a theist, prayers very gladly accepted, an atheist good thoughts and best wishes, and agnostics, well whatever you can think of, would all be very much appreciated.

I very much look forward to being able to tell you the good news that it was successful. Otherwise, I’ll be doing all of this again. Needless to say, I’ll be completely out of it on Friday, so update will most likely be on Saturday.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


One thought on “Kidney gate – today’s the day

  1. Blast that stone into oblivion mate! Barnstaple isn’t so bad… Possibly.


    Posted by shavenwookiee | February 6, 2015, 10:02 pm

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