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Recovery continues

23 June 2014

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I’ve been walking more, starting to bend and flex more (Within the limits imposed by my neurosurgeon), and have been able to lift up to 18 pounds. Longest walk was 5 miles. Today marks the first day I am back at work in the high rise at the day job. I actually started back last […]

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Surgery… and recovery starts

10 May 2014

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April 30, 2014… I was scared shitless. Seriously. I damn near turned around on my way into the hospital. Jon, my roommate, friend, and appointed patient advocate, was my point of strength. He reminded me I needed to to this. I knew without the surgery, my career in EMS was over. Permanently. This surgery was […]

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Finally! Back on the bike!

29 September 2009

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Its been since July 19. That was the last day I rode my bike, until today. July 21rst marked the day I had surgery to repair the damage I caused when I fell on May 5th. Until I woke up from the anesthetic, I was working off the idea that I would take about 3-4 […]

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Infection Control and an update on Jackson-Pratt

1 September 2009

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The antibiotic I am on is really making a big difference. Its knocking out the infection really well. My knee hasn’t felt this good in a while. Mobility is much better, pain is down to almost nothng, swelling down, and redness is gone. My surgeon made an interesting comment when he was checking it last […]

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Uh Oh…

24 August 2009

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For the last few days, I noticed an increase in the amount of fluid coming off my knee through the surgical drain. Obviously, it shouldn’t increase, but decrease. Saturday evening, my knee was sore, but I thought it was from moving the scar tissue around, since I was walking more. I iced it, and it […]

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