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Another Personal Note, Part Two

2016-09-16

…these films were needed to (to be continued)… confirm that the rods were correctly placed and the rest of the surgery was successful.

At the rehab hospital, I spent three exhausting hours every day doing exercises, walking with a walker up and down the hall, learning to put on my socks with a curious little device, and learning to put on my shoes with a “grabber” and a long shoe horn.  In addition, I learned with wipe my anus after defecating, which is incredibly difficult and usually involves a device known as a “bottom buddy.”

After I had spent two weeks at the rehab hospital, my doctor broke three fingers in her left hand by having them in the way of a window at the hospital that closed too quickly.  I was very surprised when she arrived to check me out wearing a long arm cast with the tips of her third, fourth, and fifth fingers protruding– each digit transfixed with a wire internal-external fixation device.

It was purely a coincidence that they planned to discharge me that day, since they had been telling me for three days that I would be sent home that day.  Accidents happen.

Now I am at home, eating soup, sandwiches, and salads, and walking further every day.  Sadly, I have not been re-struck by the Muse that I had been obsessed with in the past.  I know that I have been active at some time in the past, because the dashboard tells me I have posted 1,044 times over the last few years.  I’m afraid that that frequency will not be matched in the near future.

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