On January 26, 2009 I had major spinal surgery. Doctors created a 13 centimeter opening in my spine to remove a 8.3 centimer tumor. The hospital where I had the operation has done thousands of such procedures but this is the first time they have encountered a tumour like mine. After a 7-hour operation I woke groggily to only to have the doctor show me the tumour he had removed. The first thing I thought was that it looked like an alien so I took a picture of it with my cell phone camera. It looks to me either like an alien or some kind of amphibian. It has what appear to be eyes, a mouth and even a clearly defined tail. Perhaps it might even be a sort of fetus that arose from a stem cell on my nervous chord. The tumour has been taken for tests and results can be expected in about 10 days.
In any case, I am feeling well enough to update my blog one day after the operation. On January 26th the year of the Bull begins and I expect to charge forward with all my strength to protect the weak against the bullies of this world.