Even I, from the bottom of the video editing barrel, wish you a full, speedy and as painless a recovery as possible. If you never meditated before, now might be the time to read up on it.
You have time on your hands. Maybe invent some underwear made out of that 'super-ball' material. ( jk)
Seriously, I cringe, just thinking what you are going thru, now. The thought of a Catheter alone will do that and I've never had one.
Good luck, Douglas.
Holy Mackerel!, I just caught up with this post. Spot, my sincere prayers for your recovery. My media experience has been inspired by your contributions starting when I switched from Ulead to Vegas Video 2.0, however long ago that was, and your continued tireless contributions are greatly appreciated. I know you will get back on that horse.
My best wishes to you on your recovery, and also my thanks for all the times you've responded to my posts. I am much better at what I do because of your advice and generosity. You are definately missed around here.
Hi Spot, best wishes for a healthy recovery -- you've got a strong spirit and I trust you'll come through this ordeal ok ... I hope you do well, and stay strong and patient as you get better in time. Take care!
thanks again for all the encouragement guys. The kind words help offset the continual bad news. Total tally to date:
Crushed pelvis (lots of bolts and screws there)
Crack in left hip/ball joint
Destroyed ACL (right knee)
Destroyed MCL (right knee)
L1, 3, 5 lost transverse process
Broken talus (left ankle)
Damage to sciatic nerve
And a partridge in a pear tree.
I've been released to go home provided I can demonstrate that someone will be with me at all times, accept in-house therapy twice a week, and outside therapy three times per week. So...once I pass my walker/crutches/wheelchair tests, then I get to go home. Hope I pass all three.
Thanks again for the kind words, the encouragment, thoughts, prayers, etc. The IMC/ICU and myself are grateful to the anonymous Vegas user that sent a huge box of chocolates. I shared with the trauma, orthopedic, Urology, and general staff that were part of the surguries.
Amazing what a quarter inch piece of nylon can do to you, and more amazing is that I survived the incident in spite of it. Try to avoid hitting brick walls at 25 mph. Stupid hurts.