|I've had two and a half weeks to recover now. On Monday I had to have a follow-up operation on the left wrist--when a piece of bone of forms part of the joint surface, it shouldn't be even 1 mm out of alignment. The operation went went well and didn't set me back appreciably. I taught a class this morning, for the first time since the accident, but I won't be ready to go back to work full-time for a while yet. In 4 weeks or so the pins are due to come out of the left wrist and the splint will be coming off the right.|
My heartfelt thanks to my friend Chris Sciabarra to posting the news while I was still in the hospital; to Robert Bidinotto, Roger Bissell, John Dailey, Ethan Dawe, Bill Dwyer, Rich Engle, Brant Gaede, Jody Allen Gomez, Jim Heaps-Nelson, Ed Hudgins, Merlin Jetton, Michael Stuart Kelly, Joe Maurone, Bill Nevin, Jeff Perren, Andy Postema, Adam Reed, and Ed Thompson for expressing their good wishes on this thread; and to John Allen, Joe Duarte, Walter Foddis, Neil Parille, and Jim Valliant for doing the same offline.
Unfortunately, I can't type with my toes, as per Brant's suggestion, and I can't do much dictating: I need help with some everyday tasks, and I rely on my wife and various friends to mark papers for me when I'm grading (I cannot write yet). So my contributions here will mostly have to be typed at my current, halting rate--till I heal more and get farther into occupational therapy.