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December 11, 2007
Post-Op Status

Did anybody happen to get the license number of the truck that hit me?

No? Dang.

The operation seems to have gone well, since they let me come home the day after. There's a lot of recovering left to do, of course, but I can already tell there's improvement. I can control muscles in my legs I haven't been able to control in months. I still have to use crutches during my forays into verticality, mainly because the leg muscles are so weak, but partly because I seem to have lost a bit of coordination since the last time they all worked properly.

Right now, though, I can only sit or stand for about five minutes at a time. It's not actually my head that hurts; something in my neck is not quite right, and after just a couple of minutes upright, the pain is enough to force me to lay down. It's probably something to do with the way the surgeons had to contort me and strap me down in order to perform the operation, more about which later (with a post-op picture, even.)

At any rate, I can't spend much, if any, time at my desk/PC. Mom loaned me her laptop so I could write and post this entry from the comfort of my bed. Thanks, Mom.

In fact, without Mom being here to help, I'd be pretty well hosed. She's been a life-saver, figuratively and almost literally. Plus, her cooking is way better than mine.

More later... but probably not today.

Posted by Russ at 02:03 PM, December 11, 2007 in Health

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Seems as if your spirits are in good shape......that counts for a lot in recovery. God bless your Mom!

Posted by: MJ at December 11, 2007 02:56 PM

Even major surgery can't keep you from the internet! Well done! :)

Glad to hear all went well [HUGS] Got your letter yesterday, and Nin sends hugs along as well.

Posted by: Ith at December 11, 2007 03:25 PM

Sounds promising.
Give Mycah a scritch.

Posted by: Skul at December 11, 2007 06:42 PM

I've been praying. I'm so glad that everything has worked out so far. And, YAY Mom.

Posted by: Beth at December 12, 2007 10:46 AM

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