It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’m pretty sure everyone’s already heard why, but just in case you’ve been left out of the loop, I had a little accident. Well, maybe that’s a bit understated.
The quick version of all this is I took a bad fall bouldering 11 days ago and have been in and out of hospitals ever since. Had I been bouldering alone (something I do ALL the time), you’d have seen my name in the obituaries last week.
I owe my life and limbs to a number of people. Bob Banks is one of these people and he’s written an account of the recent events weaving together an epic experience with classic wit and soul. READ THIS! It’ll be the best 10 minutes of your day. I promise.
I’ve already begun writing my own short story of sorts but I can’t guarantee it’ll be done anytime soon. Unfortunately I’ve already experienced a few set backs, which are sapping the energy required to write more than a few paragraphs at a time. Unexplainable night sweats are robbing me of sleep and I’ve already returned to the hospital due to a developing infection in my leg. Upon hearing about the infection Bob immediately expressed regret in posting his story, but I don’t agree. Bob’s written what might be called the first chapter of what is sure to be a long and arduous process and he’s done so beautifully.
So now, I’m back home again waiting for a nurse to stop by. Today I’m learning how to self administer I.V. antibiotics, something I’ll be doing for the next 6 weeks. The possibility of a bone infection with all that metal in my leg is no laughing matter and the Docs are hitting this with everything they’ve got. This treatment will surely wreak havoc on my liver, kidneys an entire digestive tract, but in doing so will hopefully save my left leg.
More to come.