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Mystery infection at the Civic

The surgeon’s office called today and canceled my spine surgery. Apparently there are no beds available.

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“No beds,” she repeated, “It’s like the inn is full.”

“But don’t I have a reservation?” I asked.

She laughed and laughed.

Then she said she was sorry, but that’s just the way it goes. She could re-schedule […]

Red jello, pain and power tools

Tomorrow’s the big day: my date with the neurosurgeon! September 11th. (I found a little video that illustrates what happens in a microdiscectomy, if you’re interested.)

I’m pretty excited about this surgery. I get to spend a night in the hospital, which is kind of a big deal these days. I’m going to lie in […]

The agony and the ecstasy

The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for Shepherds of Good Hope was a lot of fun. I’d show you pictures, but I lost my camera. I think I left it either at the dinner or at the physiotherapist’s office the next morning.

I’ve been seeing the physiotherapist for a few weeks now because I threw my back […]