I came north to Bakersfield in late September to have a growth removed from the top of my head. Being an optimist, I firgured that it could be accomplished in a few weeks and that I would be home for Christmas. That plan did not even come close.
My only health insurance is Medicare backed up by Medical and it took 9 weeks to go through all the channels and get approval for surgery. I would provide details but it makes my head hurt just to think about it!
I am happy to report that the surgery was successful and 72 hours later the pain is subsiding. Even though the growth was only about the size of a golf ball cut in half, the surgeon had to make several long incisions in order to be able to stretch the skin to cover the space where the scalp had to be removed.
More good news is that two of my Canadian friends are heading south to Aticama shortly after Christmas and have invited me to ride down with them. Now I can spend Christmas with my brother and his family and be in Aticama in time for New Years.