At the end of this week, I will, single-handedly, write a post for my Blog.

Many of you will doubtlessly scoff at this, saying that you write in solitude every day.  T–hat is, in fact, the lot of the writer — to secrete yourself in a quiet burrow, in order to focus your thoughts.

Others are doubtlessly more social in their writing — demanding the buzz of activity and caffeine, in order to stimulate the muse.  (The free wifi doesn’t hurt either.)

As I write this, I’m sitting at David’s Tea on 4th Avenue, sipping a cup of Jumpy Monkey.

But I digress…

What I am mean to say, is that on Friday, I am having an operation to remove a bump from the ring finger of my right hand.  It is a bump that I have grown to know over a few years, and the doctors that have looked at it said, “Oh, that’s just a ganglion nerve”.

It never bothered me or affected me at all, until December, when it started getting bigger, and hurting.

Thus I found myself, after Christmas at the hand specialist, and he scheduled surgery for January 29th.  So I shall be working literally “single handedly.”

Apparently they are going to peel back a section of skin around my knuckle, and see what there is to see.

Hopefully whatever the thing is that is growing is not intertwined with the two nerves that run through that part of my finger.

If they have a problem, I guess I may be short-handed, as well as single-handed ???

C’mon, you’ve got to hand it to me, I’ve still got my sense of humour !!!

It’s official… I’m a real cut up.

It’s now the Saturday AFTER my surgery, my right arm is in a sling, and I’m not much of a Lefty!  But hopefully as you read this, I’m not the only one in stitches