So, I’m back from the US, although, I should point out that as I live in Linköping, the US is the Universitetssjukhuset (University Hospital) where I underwent some major surgery. If you read this blog back in April, you may remember that I had some problems with my throat.
After several months of being prodded about and being cut open I am finally rid of the benign tumor that has been lurking in the back of my neck. Apparently it was the size of an egg, but the surgeon did not elaborate on whether it was quail, chicken or ostrich. My boyish good looks have been slashed by a Chelsea smile gone awry, a Frankenstinian scar that stretches down most of my neck. To be honest, I’m glad to be free of the growth and to be out of this particular relationship with Sweden’s health service, but mostly to be in good health!
Pain is only temporary and the scar will heal, but the most stressful element has been not knowing when the operation will be. I have avoided booking many gigs this autumn, in the knowledge that I’ll be out of action for a little while, but not knowing when that little while would be. Anyway, I’m back and what hasn’t killed me has made me stronger, so I’m looking forward to an action packed autumn as I go full throttle, tumor free, to conquer Sweden’s world of entertainment!