Most of you know that I have been somewhat restrained recently. On May 14th, I had five cervical vertebrae fused -- C3, 4, 5, 6, & 7. The weeks leading up to the surgery saw increasing pain and decreasing mobility. Since the surgery, I have been quite blessed to have a marvelous recovery. Though not even close to being back to top form, I am healing well, and thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes. As of today, I am walking about three to four miles a day, and getting better every minute. Upper body strength and coordination will be the next thing to work on, but have to wait for the doctor's permission to do anything more strenuous than lifting a gallon of milk -- yes, even that is quite difficult at the moment.
But, with good doctors and a wonderful community helping me to recuperate, I expect to be back on the sidelines this fall (albeit with a modified approach!)