It's been a while since I've posted anything about my operation, so this is just a brief update on how it's been with the bars being in place for over a year.
In myself I feel fine. I'm not taking painkillers and haven't been for many months. Sometimes my torso does feel achier than it normally would - especially if I've been sat in one place for too long or laying down for too long - but it's not painful and passes fairly quickly, so it's all good. My last appointment with the Consultant was in late September and they are still very happy with how everything is. I don't have to go back until next year now.
I haven't yet been through security at an airport to see whether I set the scanner off or not, but I'm sure next year I'll get that pleasure.. I did, however, go to the Wales v Georgia rugby match last weekend (my first time in the stadium in the five years I've been in Cardiff) and didn't set off the scanners there, so maybe it'll be fine
Since I had the Nuss procedure in October 2016, I've had quite a few people get in touch with me after seeing my blog posts, tweets and Instagram posts - young guys, older guys and some females. It's been good to answer peoples' questions, and know that my story has helped others.
Other than that, generally all is good. I'm doing a fair amount of photography work with South Wales Police - which I'm enjoying - and currently looking to buy a house soon after Christmas. I've applied to do a three year Journalism degree in Cardiff, and I have an interview for it in January, so we'll see what comes of that!
Until next time, here's a video of the Welsh fans singing before last week's game - great atmosphere!