I’ve just been to hospital. The previous post is a picture of my spine.
Now, with my skin and various other organs on, it doesn’t look quite as bad as it does in stark, black and white X-ray imagery, but it certainly is, and has been for some time, painful, and will need surgery. This surgery is scheduled for December 9th, in two weeks away, and while I’m excited about the prospect of having shoulders at even heights and losing the excess hip I have on one side, the surgery does somewhat throw a spanner in the job hunting works. My broken spine will impede my abilities to attend and perform at interview, let alone in a job, and I’m told it will be a year before I have made a full recovery. That said, I will be able to take an office job after about three months, I just won’t be able to be able to fulfil my lifelong ambition to become a ski jumper for another year!
As a consequence, I have now cut down my applications to graduate schemes, or jobs with a starting date beyond March.