Well 4 months post op, I have returned to Scouting running a small Cub pack for just over 4 weeks now. Even better than that was getting away this weekend with a small group of Cubs on a camping weekend under canvas.
I`m glad to report that the weekend was agreat success for both the boys and myself. The weather was wet and windy, did I have any problems. The only thing I really suffered with was the lack of sleep, mainly because I was listening to see if they where ok and a stiffness in my back and shoulder where the scar is, apart from that a great weekend. the other leader was a great help, making sure I had enought !!! to eat (even keeping sausages from breakfast for mid morning snacks) and making me plenty of cups of tea.
Sleeping in a very small tent and lying down on a camp bed with 2 pillows wasnt too bad at all, even managed to get a bit of sleep on my left side now.
Its now 5 hours since I came home, unpacked the car did the washing washed and made tea. How am I feeling.......tired, shattered, a bit sore on my back and neck, but feeling as though I have made great strides, parents (who know my condition) where really supportive and said don`t overdo things and if you feel you need to go home ring us and we will come out to cover you.
My wife was really worried but I`m not one to sit about doing things is my way of beating this and getting on with life.
Best wishes to all, nearly 9.30pm, time for a cup of tea and bed!!!!!(Sleep)