Alien invasion… my leg

Andrew Howells
6 min readFeb 2, 2024

A collection of climate stories mostly

Out of surgery, floating nicely

It’s 2:24 in the morning, and over a week has slipped by since my hip operation. Now the heavy hitting Sackler sweeties, (Oxy Contin) in my case Oxynorm, is off the menu, it feels likes an alien invasion has taken place in my right thigh.

It’s not as dramatic as Alien, the science fiction movie, where Kane, played by John Hurt, human, has been hosting a…