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One Surreal Moment

Nothing can prepare oneself - once you get over the pain - for the moment you look down and realize a majority of my leg is completely missing. Not only is this confusing to the conscious mind, but also proves to be confusing for the lower (operating system-level) part of our brain. When you're in...

24th Oct 2022

Post-Amputation (August 18th and onward)

Foreword (long form: not the TL;DR you're looking for): Right now, I am swimming in a deep sea of raw experience and emotions. I really cannot explain, capture, or translate these feelings as they swirl and flow around me. It's been three days once we ellipse 10:28AM (at the time of writing this par...

24th Oct 2022

2 of 3 Surgeries Completed

Surgery No. 2 went well, from a surgical standpoint (or so my Mom was told). Again, Dr. Stoneback performed the removal of the antibiotic nail from the previous surgery, performed a deep-bone biopsy, and replaced it with another antibiotic nail and also performed the formalization. Dr. Greyson, the...

24th Oct 2022

Up and Down Recovery

Since we're all human, I'm going to begin with this: I'm sure many of you that have experienced adversity in the face of overwhelming situations in your life know the deep down dread, an emotion that eclipses logic. It's been hard for me to reach out to people and really let them know how I've been...

24th Oct 2022

Oct 3rd 2022: Antibiotic Nail Removal Surgery

Hey everyone,

It has been quite a while since I've posted, or provided any of you an update (more on that later, in an upcoming blog post). For now, I wanted to post the details regarding my next surgery.

Let Femur Antibiotic Nail Removal

  • Date: 10/03/2022 (6:30AM check-in for an 8:30AM surge...
24th Oct 2022

Final Stages of Antibiotic & Surgical Recovery

Hello, once again, everyone! I wanted to update you on how (what will hopefully be) my final surgery went.

How'd the surgery go?

I was given some Versed taken back to the OR around 8:35AM. Once in the OR, they aligned the gurney alongside the OR table and asked if I could transfer over/onto the...

24th Oct 2022
A Mini-Post Update (a residual complication; second surgery)

A Mini-Post Update (a residual complication; second surgery)

Post Second Surgery Throat Exercises (issues with positioning and post-intubation)

  1. Loss of vocal timbre (less robust sounding voice) exercises:
    • Warbles:
      • Aha-aha ~ aha-aha (different pitch levels)
    • Glides (base to treble, treble to bass - as much of the vocal range - as possible):
      • A...
31st Aug 2022

Bed-Side Update No. 1

I know this is my ninth day in the hospital without an update, so what's going on? Well it's a long story and I'll try to offer you an outline of what brought us to this moment and the primary factor that has prevented me from providing updates. It's one noun, one syllable, all encompassing term, an...

27th Aug 2022