We arrived in Poland at 6.00 P..M yesterday after a long trip; in my case it was Ottawa-Toronto-Frankfurt-Krakow-Katowice. My brother Duncan had an even longer day of it, starting in Winnipeg early on Monday morning before meeting me at the airport in Toronto. Soon after that Andrew Lee (the CBC producer from Winnipeg) met up with us and we all boarded the Frankfurt flight.
I have a few images on Flickr of the travel day; it’s a slide show and in the top right corner you can click “show info” if you’d like see a little info about each photo.
This afternoon we have the MRI and then we prep for the surgery itself, which happens tomorrow. There’s a wonderful sense of shared adventure with so many of the hotel guests we are meeting here; it seems most are here for the operation, or are family members accompanying them.
Usually when MS sufferers meet up there is something rueful and world-weary about the talk, maybe a bit like old soldiers meeting, comparing war wounds and remembering old battles and wondering what else is in store for them. But now besides that usual bond with other MS people there something new and invigorating added to the mix. It feels fresh, and very different – and we are all sort of feeling around this odd sensation. Hope!