Posted on December 15, 2008

  • I guess I should pop in here and let you all know what’s been going on. I mentioned back on 10/12 that I was having surgery and that I hoped it would take care of the problem I was having once in for all. Unfortunately, it didn’t.

    I saw a new doctor last Monday and last Tuesday I was operated on again. This time it is a two step proces, with some temporary hardware inserted that must remain (painfully) in place for 6 weeks before being replaced by permanent hardware in a second (and, they tell me, final) procedure.

    I was hesitant to even mention that I was having surgery again, since I had overestimated how bad the recovery would be back in October. I thought maybe I would be able to get back to work quickly and never mention it.

    This time, I’m afraid, I am going to be out of it a little while longer. It’s been almost a week and I am still in a haze of pain pills and not feeling up to doing much. To be completely honest, I kind of down in the dumps about the whole thing and probably couldn’t come up with a cheery piece of Christmas artwork even if I could sit my computer long enough to create it.

    I’m sure a lot of you are curious as to exactly what my problem is. All I will say is that it is a personal problem and I would rather not get into specifics. Just know that it isn’t life threatening or debilitating in the long term but is having a major negative impact on my quality of life in the near term.

    I can’t really say when I will be able to get back to work. Hopefully soon. Thanks for understanding.