Extended Sentence

Old One KneeI Just got word that they’re ending my antibiotics on 7/31, and then waiting 2-4 weeks to see if the infection comes back before they put in a new knee. Then it’s another three or four weeks before I can go back to work. I’m thinking about going back to work just to overcome the boredom. Plus, after four weeks my disability is only 70% of my salary. Not good. I guess I should be thankful that I have disability insurance and medical too. I’m sure this thing is going to push 200k before we’re done. Cripes! Four surgeries! aaaaarrrrgggggggh!!!!

It’s actually not as bad as you might think. I have a pretty good capacity for doing nothing. Reverie is one of my favorite pastimes. As my Mom used to say, “You think too much.” I did polish off an 800 page book, well, trilogy. The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies. Certainly one (three?) of the best books I’ve ever read.

I know I’m being kind of egocentric here lately, not replying to comments and not getting out to read others posts, but right now I’m using this as more of a record of my medical adventure.

2 thoughts on “Extended Sentence

  1. you should show up at work, and do awesome tricks with your kneeless appendage – like bending it 90-degrees in the wrong direction or twisting it up at the non-joint until it sticks, balloon-animal style. 

    they’ll double your salary just to get  you to go home again. 

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