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Bye New Zealand!

Traveling from Auckland to London

So now I’m fairly well settled in London. I traveled here in August 2016… a long process of two flights and a 12 hour stopover in Hong Kong. I’ve been shooting video while I’m here, but been so busy with work that I haven’t had time to put this first video together, plus it’s a long one. Future videos will be posted more frequently, and be shorter!

Leaving for England soon!

So much is happening right now it’s hard to keep up!

I’m frantically selling up everything on TradeMe, and getting ready to depart for the UK on August 3. I have to say goodbye to my beautiful iMac and “downgrade” to a Windows 10 Gaming PC (17″, so I can edit video…). I don’t think Apple will release their new MacBook Pros before I depart.

I’ve recovered well from my weight loss surgery, down to 140kgs now (from a  start last year of 210kg!). I will vlog about this as well đŸ™‚

 

Surgery Tomorrow: The End, or a New Beginning?

Tomorrow’s a big day for me, literally and figuratively. It could be a new beginning… or the end of everything. You see, I’m checking into Auckland Hospital for bariatric surgery – a gastric bypass, to be exact. Despite the complexity of the procedure, my surgeon promises me that he’s “never lost anyone,” but had to advise me of the 1-in-1000 risk of complications. There’s a lot for him to do – staple off a section of stomach here, remove a section of intestine there, connect the remaining shorter intestine to a 1cm hole he’s creating in the remaining stomach pouch, and reconnect the original stomach further on down the intestinal tract. And he’s doing this all laparoscopically, via 4 small holes. I should be out by Sunday. Or… I’ll know what’s really on the other side – most likely nothing. But I won’t be around to care.