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Woomp, there it is…

April 30, 2003 By: bio Category: General

I was sitting on my deck last night when I heard the sound of screeching tires followed by an odd “woomp” sound.

It came from the corner next to the grade school about a block away from my house. I could see kids running and decided to hobble down and take a look myself. I had fears of someone hitting one of the many kids that tend to collect there after school, playing on the playground equipment.

What I saw when I got there was a motorcycle lying in the street.

I immediately called 911 but they had already gotten the call, which was a good thing, because the rider (who was also in the middle of the street) looked like he was in a great deal of pain.

Apparently, there was a truck hauling a boat who had slowed to make a left hand turn. The motorcycle was several cars back, and not seeing the turn signal on the boat decided to punch it and pass all the vehicles (must have been in a hurry).

“Woomp” is the sound a motorcycle makes when it slams into the side of a 20′ boat.

The rider was pretty messed up, broken ankle, compound fractures in his lower and upper leg, but he’ll live. Hopefully, he’s learned something.

It’s all clear to me now…

April 28, 2003 By: bio Category: General

I had an appointment with the neurosurgeon this morning.

They showed me some lovely images of my MRI (still trying to figure out a way to get a soft copy to post on the website) and explained exactly what I toasted in my back.

The surgery is tentatively scheduled for May 14th (which is good, because i’m the best man at a wedding on the 10th).

Apparently, everything will be done arthroscopicly, and they don’t’ need to fuse any of the vertebra together, meaning I should be back on my feet in a week.

This is good news!

Happy Sunday!

April 27, 2003 By: bio Category: General

My sister and her fiance came over last night.

BBQ chicken, fried potatoes, and coleslaw were the order of the day (and a mighty fine order at that!!).

We goofed off, drank a few beers, and listened to Tenacious D (which is pretty damn messed up, yet wildly entertaining).

I woke up at 6:20 this morning, my leg has become my own personal alarm clock (when the pain gets intense enough, I get up to take some pills). Living out of a plastic bottle is really starting to piss me off. I’m not big on taking pills. I usually give my body first crack at dealing with just about anything, but this is totally different from the normal.


So I got up and took my meds, 1000 mg of Vicodin (which no longer works like it used to, but I refuse to increase the dosage because of the dangers that creates) and 500 mg of Narpoxen, and washed them down with some coffee (breakfast of champions!).

Have I bored you with my self pity party yet?

Today, my friend Wade is bringing over his PC so that I can format his drive, reinstall Windows, and hopefully get his zip drive working again. I’ve tried about everything else to get it going, but at one point his solution to fix it was to reinstall Windows over the top of itself about 6 times in a row. I shudder to think of what his registry looks like. Hopefully later in the day, my other friend (yeah.. I only have 2) will come by so we can work on the new server (to replace this one).

Oh, and thanks go out to Eddie for introducing me to w.bloggar, it rocks my socks.

Film at 11!

Back with a vengeance

April 26, 2003 By: bio Category: General

Apparently, I was a little too optimistic in my previous post.

By 7:00 pm last night, the pain was back with a vengeance and remains this morning.


ding-dong, the pain is gone!!!

April 25, 2003 By: bio Category: General

Funny thing… my leg stopped hurting today.

It was feeling pretty good last night, and not too bad this morning, and now is nearly pain free.

Of course, it’s also gone numb.

So… I have an appointment with my Doctor at 11:50 today. Every time I’ve gone in to discuss the problems with it, he’s always asked if I’ve experienced any numbness (a sign of nerve damage). I have a whole can of numbness to show him today!

Being pain free is a relief, but honestly, this has got me fairly concerned. I’ll post more as I know more.

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Update: I just got back from seeing my doctor.

According to him, I probably had the numbness all along, but he believes that my body has reabsorbed enough of the ruptured disk to remove some of the pressure on the nerve bundle (thus, the sudden alleviation of my pain).

I’m still on for the surgery, but at least for the moment, I’m pain free.

I can live with that!