It was a little risky to let Adrienne write a guest entry since it immediately becomes obvious that she is a much better writer than I am (She would never stoop to a pun for a title for example, and also does not rely on parenthetical asides every third sentence). I appreciated her documenting my drug-fueled idiocy. I also appreciate her NOT documenting my more general everyday idiocy.
So, surgery update, I feel really good. Really good. No more pain! Even the pain of having my back sliced open is really minor. They only thing left is occasional numbness in my left pinkie toe. If you had to choose one part of your body to be numb the left pinky toe is not a bad option. Now I just have to wait for the doc to give me the go-ahead to actually do stuff again (and force myself to not do stuff even though I feel great). I haven’t been able to go back to work and was just barely cleared to sit for more than 5 minutes at a time. The restrictions are annoying, but oh my gosh! NO PAIN! I walk a couple miles everyday for physical therapy and I grin the entire time. Just to walk without hurting is so amazing.
I feel like a man pardoned from death row. Like I have been seeing and feeling everything through a pain filter for so long that I had forgotten how beautiful and wonderful everything is. Are you vomiting yet? Too bad. I just got through the worst 6 months of my life. I reserve the right to gush for a while. In fact, the next one hundred entries will all consist of my writing “WOOHOO!” OK, that could get tedious, so I may break it up by writing a little bit about fluffy kitties, unicorns, and the magic of walking barefoot through grass.
Thanks for all your kind thoughts. To those of you I called, IMed, or harassed in any way (including calling you Dude over and over), thanks for putting up with my drugged rambling. If I said anything really embarrassing, and I totally know that I did, let’s just pretend I didn’t, OK?
I am now going to blog about the blog, so feel free to leave if you are offended by such things.
So, there should be some good things happening on Amishrobot pretty quickly. I am actually going to launch a new design. I have redesigned the site a dozen times and never used any of the designs, so wish me luck on this one. There will also be new sections, like product reviews, art collaborations with my brother Joe, more harassing letters to companies, maybe even some amishrobot t-shirts and such.
Until then, keep in touch, have a great summer, stay cool, it was awesome sitting next to you in Mr. Brown’s class, I can’t wait until Senior year, we will totally rule the school!