So, hope you are all doing well. Newbies who find this site, send me an email if you want to talk!
(One final note--a few weeks ago, in order to explain my surgery to a new patient who found me through this blog, I reviewed my post-operative report. I hadn't really thought about this stuff in any depth for a while, and reviewing that report and the details of the treatment reminded me of what a lucky, lucky person I am, and how poorly things could have gone under different circumstances, timing, etc. Holy sh*t. I am one lucky dude and will never forget that! Screw the ice--the sun is shining, and I'm heading out for a run.)