Haps and doin’s

My apologies for the tantalizing, appetite-whetting popup appearance here, only to mysteriously dive back into the shadowy, painful world I’ve spent the last month dwelling in right away. After much soul-searching (on just about every topic you can possibly imagine), I’ve decided to hold off on a full-time return to this beloved and entirely unique hogwallow of mine until I’m released from the rehab center and ensconced in my palatial double-wide bunker down at my brother’s. The pace of events here in the Brian Center rehab facility has really taken off this week, what with with veritable hordes of administrators bearing paperwork that needs signing; nurses wanting to administer yet another undisclosed drug via IV; prosthetic-limb salesmen hawking the latest, greatest replacement EVAR for my late, great left leg; and of course a daily trio of medieval torture aficionados we euphemize as “therapists,” exhorting “just a little higher” or “just a little longer” or the dreaded “good job–now let’s do that again!”

Just joking, of course; the people here have all been truly wonderful, exactly the kind of healthcare professionals we tend to take for granted until we require their services, from which point we will forever after wonder how society could ever possibly get along without them. Which, believe me, is a damned excellent question.

So yeah, sporadic and wholly unsatisfactory posting for just a little while yet, gang although I’ll do all I can to see to it that there are no more total vanishing acts like this last one. Far as I know and as of now, my release date is the 10th, after which the rhetorical logjam hereabouts should begin to dissipate. As always, my most humble and sincere thanks to all of you for your continued support, interest, and generosity. BCE of course deserves a specific shout-out here for all he’s done and continues to do to help me out; the response to his GFM fundraiser for me is nothing short of gobsmacking. Back as and when, folks.

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ArthurSido

Take care of the rehab first brother, we will be here when you are closer to full strength.

kennycan

Take your time Mike, we’ll be here when you’re ready.

And thanks BCE and SteveF for all you’ve done here and all that BCE has done in the background for Mike.

Aesop

Whenever you’re back will be just fine. We’re all just happy it’s a when and not an if.

BTW, the correct terminology in the trade is “physical terrorist“.

Barry

physical terrorist

LOL, I’ve heard my sister use that one.
And my niece is one of them…

NoahBawdy

Take all the time you need Mike, we’ll be waiting.

Barry

Nice to have you back even if it’s part time and slow between the posts. We’re all happy that the wonders of modern medicine produced by the free market have staved off a miserable ending that most of us suffered in prior ages.

Keep working hard. I have a friend who went though much the same thing several years back, losing a leg in the process. He has mended well, has no further issues, and you would not know there is a missing limb now.

John Wilder

All the best. And wonderful to hear from you.

rau9

I get your feelings about PT – although some of them did a great deal to get my knee back in operation after an injury, while it’s taking place, I just want to whimper and quit.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog, but take all the time you need. We can wait.

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