Next weekend I fly back to England. I'll be there for three weeks and then returning to China but not, at first, to my apartment and my computer. First I have to do a few days down in Yangshuo where I won't have my computer.
During that whole period I may have occasional computer access but don't count on it.
I'll be here regularly until Friday (my Friday that is, not yours) but then I'll be on my merry way.
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
Sattva is in a nursing home/rehab center. For the second time in a few months I almost died. Yesterday, I had over 50 staples removed from my head and I had no recollection of the doctor who put them in or in his doing that. I got to fly in a helicopter, too. Unfortunately, I don't remember that, my son's presence or friends, but all and all it is a good thing, because I am alive.
Originally posted by Proofreader: I was really surprised to learn how you were injured. I have such a walker except it seems a bit sturdier than those pictured from Walmart. I think I'll install seatbelts and and other crash aids.
This happened with my dad. The difference was his happened on carpeted floor. Mine happened on tile over concrete.
I am still trying to piece things together. This happened on January 31st. Surgery was the next day. I have at least a few days of complete memory loss and and longer with partial memory. I am getting a lot of rehab now, including cognitive rehab. Today, they tested my balance and it is improving. We played Scrabble today, too. My speech is no longer slurred. This has been a Hell of an experience. Friends and family have been stellar!This message has been edited. Last edited by: sattva,
Oh, my gosh. That is just terrible. A walker like that is supposed to help people, not injure them. Has the company apologized and offered to pay for everything? If not, are there any lawsuits in the horizon?
One thing we've found with medical errors is that when the health care team apologizes, people are much less likely to sue. The problem is it's a vicious cycle. The lawyers worry about a lawsuit so they advise the health care team not to say anything so the patient gets mad and sues.
I spent 35 days in bed without leaving it. My muscles severely atrophied and rehab worked to a point but I guess my age was a significant factor in recovery. I'm disappointed that I was just rejected for a 5K race -- and it was Special Olympics.