Thanks to everyone for the well wishes over the last few days. I had the surgery on my hand yesterday morning, and everything went well. Of course, “well” means that I’m probably going to be in a lot of pain and high on Vicodin for a few days. So, I could try to really master this voice recognition stuff and bust my butt to put out stories, or I could slow down. For once, I’m doing the latter. I’m taking a break.
This is the last post I’m putting live until Tuesday, October 18th. Why Tuesday? Well I had vacation planned for next week anyway, but I was going to write posts on the normal schedule before I left. This way, I can just enjoy the break and focus on figuring out how to function with one hand. Then I can start writing again on the 17th. My goal is to get back to a normal schedule then. It sounds like my hand is going to be in this cast for 3 to 4 weeks so I really do need to learn how to function. Thanks for your patience with all of this. I look forward to getting back to normal soon.
I’m sure the issue now is you don’t know how to spend all your free time. I have a solution. May I suggest the 697-page study on a customs facility in Long Beach? Or perhaps the additional 23 page memo from the city? (Hint: It says what we all knew to be true. JetBlue and a couple private jets would be the only ones to use it and there wouldn’t be any adverse impacts other than cost. Shock.) That’ll keep you busy for weeks.
And for those real or wannabe doctors out there who are curious what happened… wanna see some x-rays? Here’s a picture of my broken left middle finger:
As you can see, a piece of the bone above the top knuckle broke off and was sitting at a 90-degree angle to where it should have been. The tendon was totally intact but attached to the broken piece, so they had to put it back together. Just call me Humpty Dumpty.
Here’s what it looks like now:
That’s right I have one screw and two pins, but fortunately those pins will go away within a couple of weeks. I will have the screw for good, but my doctor assures me that I should still be good to go through the metal detectors at the airport without setting them off. Whew.
Anyway, thanks again for your patience. I’ll be back on October 18th. Seeya!