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  • dubiousbystander
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    Originally posted by Takk View Post
    I walked about 270 feet yesterday during PT, but it left me so achy this morning that I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed to go to school. So much blah.
    I'm just so glad you're still with us. I hope for continuing improvement for you.

    I'm awake because the Earthquake alarm on my phone went off around 2:06 am. It wasn't that big a quake, thankfully.

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  • Takk
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    I walked about 270 feet yesterday during PT, but it left me so achy this morning that I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed to go to school. So much blah.

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  • Takk
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    Recovery is going well. Not as fast as I had been hoping, but well. I can stand up on my own without blocking and walk with just a walker to aid with balance, but not for too long of a distance. 53 feet is the farthest I've gone in one go, and that was just this past Monday. My left leg feels like it's almost at full strength most of the time, though while walking I can tell it's not. My right leg is still lagging far behind. I'm getting used to how it feels while walking, but the quad is still super weak and causes some balance issues, though the last two times its buckled I've been able to catch myself with my left leg, so that's good.

    The surgeon says I'll continue to regain nerve strength for up to two years after the surgery, so I've got a lot of time before I get back to full strength, but it seems more and more like the right foot might have a bit of permanent paralysis, inasmuch that I've still yet to recover the ability to lift the right foot upwards at the ankle, which was one of the first things that came back on my left. I can hold it level so that it doesn't drag while walking, but that's it. No upward motion at all.

  • LamBear*
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    It's because you're no longer a teenager. School takes on a different aspect when you're older. For most people. (TEST is a four letter word). Good luck with the new semester. How's your recovery going?

  • Takk
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    My brother is out of town for a math conference so I'm off for the next two days of school, making for a full week off since I only have classes Monday-Thursday and there's no school next Monday... I feel like I should be excited for the time off, but I'm actually not. I like going to class, gods help me, even my two and a half hour math class on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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  • Takk
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    First day back at school. I've got about two hours until my only Monday class, but since my brother drives me now that I can't drive myself, I've been here for about an hour and a half already (he's a professor here, so he has classes to teach). So yeah, I'm just sitting here by a window being bored.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Ah yes, school starts Monday. Doing Accounting online I can get into my classwork, but there's a funny business about the schedule as it goes down the side of the webpage, and there's a certain URL that I need to login at a certain place. But since it doesn't officially 'start' until Monday I'm not raising a fuss until then.

    Amazon inflicted a 'free trial' of Prime on me when I ordered some stuff on Boxing Day. Now I'm finding myself muttering 'if shipping's free, why should I walk bulky things home from five blocks away if they're at a decent price?' Witch is exactly their Machiavellian plot, isn't it. They want to send me all my kitchen dry goods and every kind of paper. (Their cheese spread options suck, though.)

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  • Takk
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    I'm currently fighting a cold and hoping that it will be done away with before the next semester starts on Monday.

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  • ~mj~
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    Waiting for coffee time...

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  • Andrew NDB
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    Getting ready to go see "Rise of Skywalker."

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  • Takk
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    Laying down, resting my back and waiting for a package to arrive. I decided to treat myself with a Christmas gift since I managed to pull two A's, a B, and a D out of my graded classes this semester, even though I was in the hospital for the better part of two months. During the first couple of weeks after my surgery, I came to accept that I would likely fail most of my classes, so the fact that I failed none of them made me quite happy. Granted the D was in a class for my major, meaning that it didn't cover my major requirement of a C grade, but there's another class I can take for that particular requirement, so I'm content to leave the credits I earned there to fill an elective spot instead.

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  • LamBear*
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    I do jest, although when I first joined the board I claimed I was a contemporary of Methos. Also in jest. I am one of the older members here.

  • Takk
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    I can't imagine you're THAT much older than me. I may just be a freshman in college, but I'm 33 years old, and I'm sure you're not 99-132. I mean, we all like Highlander, but most of us don't live it. ;p

  • Perfect Warrior
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    My last final is Friday.

    What I'm doing right now, besides delaying cramming by reading various stuff on my compy? Wondering if a package is going to arrive today. Tracking doesn't acknowledge it's in the city, but also says it'll be delivered within 2.5 hours. Kinda keeps me from rewatching a 40 minute lecture video. (Just because I can't get where a textbook exercise arrived at a certain number. I know the lecturer demoed it.)

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Originally posted by Takk View Post
    Just finished my second to last final for the semester and waiting for my brother to be finished with his meeting so he can take me home. One more final, and about twenty little comments to make online and I'll be done for the year.
    I hope all goes well! Nice!

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  • Takk
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    Just finished my second to last final for the semester and waiting for my brother to be finished with his meeting so he can take me home. One more final, and about twenty little comments to make online and I'll be done for the year.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Translating while hanging at Starbucks!

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  • LamBear*
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    OMG, Takk!! I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal. Glad you are out of the hospital, but really sorry to hear about the rest of it. Incredibly, I had the exact same surgery last December--herniated disc, calcified and attached to the sciatic nerve, cleaned out calcified bone in the spine, etc. etc. Only without the paralysis. My surgeon wouldn't touch the nerve for that reason and just was able to clean out the bone. Yikes. I got lucky. And I'm probably 3-4 times older than you. I sincerely hope your recovery goes well and those nerves can be re-taught everything. Very good on being able to continue with your classes. That can't be easy. If I had a burrito, I'd give it to you.

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  • Takk
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    All but one paper is done, but it should be finished tonight. This semester looks like it's actually going to be well graded, all things considered. It's almost hard to believe as after the surgery, I was fully prepared to take several failing grades, as dropping out wasn't a real option for me, but now it looks like I won't have any. Still got a lot to do for my American Literature class, but I should be able to breeze through most of that to at least pull the C grade I need in it for my major, so yeah. So many things went wrong this year, but I refuse to let my education be one of them.

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  • Takk
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    I'm procrastinating. I need to write a few papers for school, but as school's off this week for thanksgiving, I've been doing little to achieve such. I really should get them done, though.

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  • Takk
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    Got a call from my hospital physical therapist today to confirm my address for the custom wheelchair. Not sure how soon it'll be here, but that call was either a good sign of it coming soon, or a bad sign that the paperwork hadn't been filed properly, yet. Such as it is. I'm now just sitting here waiting for my theater class to start. I need to talk to my teacher about how to go about my final project.

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  • ~mj~
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    Right now I am sitting here thanking the heavens I can walk, thinking of Takk and counting my blessings.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Best of luck to you Takk, I hope your rehab goes well!

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  • Takk
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    Trying to settle into my new home. I feel so weird needing a wheelchair for everything, but at least I can do it all. Here's hoping the comfort of a normal bed will put me at ease.

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  • Haplo
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    Wishing I was home instead of at work. My jaw and ear are still taking turns hurting. At least I can go to the doctor tomorrow and get checked out and hopefully get some antibiotics

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