Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I Am Back ... Sort Of

I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is — I am finally able to get up and in my chair again, but it is only for a couple hours at a time. The bad news is — the pressure sores are not progressing very well. In fact, they are getting worse, and it looks like I may be headed for another surgery and up to several more months on my back!

As many of you know, I just had the 39th anniversary of my accident. September third and the Labor Day weekend mark the traditional end of summer. For me, September third has always been more like a birthday. I have always felt like I have lived two lives. I lived to be sixteen in my first one and I am now thirty-nine in this one.

People tell me the aging process can be rough. Throw in a spinal cord injury and it can get much tougher. I do not recommend it. I have a bit of advice for you.

My advice is simple. "Never break your neck. It's not worth the good parking spots."

I will try to keep you informed. Meanwhile, what is it with the Vikings? They have a tough schedule coming up these next several weeks. They had better get it together.

Oh yeah! How 'bout those Twins! Let's hope they can take it all the way. I am going to go lie down now and watch their game.