I'm a fairly new follower, thank you for the laughs & for sharing your journey towards surgery. I've done some backtracking on your Tumblr, but I can't figure out why you're going under the knife. Spinal or brain-related? Here's to a healthy outcome
Thank you so much. IIRC, we both lived out at Fort Ord at some point!
So, the short version (I’m going to put up a longer post tomorrow) is that I’m having spinal surgery to correct some discs and vertebra that are basically crushing my spinal cord. The pain’s no fun, but the really pressing¹ reason is that if it gets worse, say from a fall or accident, it could paralyze me from the neck down². Sorry for the footnotes³.
¹ Some pun intended ² The thought of which basically makes me want to curl up in a ball. ³ Not really. I write too many academic papers.