Tag Archives: surgery

Loss, longing, and love (part one)

It’s been a difficult week, as part of a difficult academic year, as a piece of a difficult series of months. In spite of this or perhaps because of it, the universe was kind enough to remind me that I … Continue reading

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corpus alienum

Today I had a rather unfortunate run-in with a piece of concrete hidden in a snow drift. As has happened many times before, I was on the ground before I really knew what happened. This incident caused me to cut … Continue reading

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Surgery is disabling and isolating

Yesterday I was so happy to be able to go for a walk that I was brought to tears. It sounds like such a minuscule thing, but considering how difficult my recovery has been I saw it as a significant … Continue reading

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The night before surgery

‘Twas the night before surgery And all through the house not a creature was stirring Not even a mouse… Wait. No. That’s not how it goes does it? In 13.5 hours I will be on the operating table and ready … Continue reading

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Why it’s been a few weeks

I am still very much learning how to navigate this “new” body of mine. In the little bit over a month since my cast came off healing seems to have slowed down or stopped altogether; I’m not sure if the … Continue reading

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Poor-quality phone photography that explains my recent surgery

These photos are more or less a good indication what December to February have been like for me. You’ll notice from the first picture that it’s something that has happened before. This post will give you some context.      

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The winter break is rapidly ending

Today I helped the course instructors with the syllabus for next semester as I did in the summer. Twenty minutes ago I realized that I have three more days before the winter term starts up again. Where did the time … Continue reading

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