Progress

Recovering from any sort of surgery is a process. I’ve now had four of them, all involving moving parts: there’s something artificial now in both shoulders and both hips. I’m hoping the knees still have some good tread left on them. Replacement of my...

Christmas in September

I’ve been like a kid waiting for Christmas, and its finally here. After months of pain and canes and crutches, my place in the surgical waiting line finally comes up this afternoon, and I get to trade in the wrecked version of my right hip for a spanking new...

Ouch, in spades

So, why did my lovely wife buy me a mini-beach ball featuring characters from “Frozen,” the Disney movie? The decoration is extraneous: we squeezed most of the air from the ball in hopes of making a sort of cushiony donut for my right hip joint, which has...