I don't know whether to be excited or nervous. In less than two weeks' time I will either be on my way to recovery or else wondering what happens next. I have one of the best surgeons in the UK overseeing my operation on what is, by his own admission, a very complex and difficult case. It's been so long since I walked that I find it hard to imagine what it will be like if the operation is successful. I also know that the breaking of my femur, the reshaping of the bone and then the plating and screwing of the bone will be something of a marathon and very painful. I really hope that I can regain most of the length lost during my spell in traction and that the pain I live with every day will slowly subside. I know I will need and appreciate everyone's support and I'll do my best to blog from hospital; I'll even let you know what the food is like. Perhaps it's improved since my last stay.