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A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« on: June 23, 2015, 05:31:47 AM »
A year ago, give or take an hour, a surgeon told me that with a C1/C5/C6 fracture, I had a 90% chance of paralysis. Today I ran 5k, played 18 holes, came home, started some charcoal, and poured a homebrew.

So I got that going for me, which is nice.

… I may have followed up that homebrew with a martini.
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 05:48:06 AM »
That's awesome Sean!  So glad you're still with us, you have so much knowledge to share/spread. Treasure every minute and let the Dr's know just how far off their predictions were
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 06:04:28 AM »
Don't worry, I'll send them a little three-figure reminder every month, for three years. ::)

And as long as I'm bragging:
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015, 10:00:20 AM »
That's great to hear bud! Sucks I missed the conference this year. I'm planning on going next year for sure.

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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 11:03:33 AM »
That's great, a scare like that can really make you appreciate things. Sorry you had to run 5k and golf though.
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 11:21:29 AM »
Sorry you had to run 5k and golf though.

bwaha! 8)

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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 01:48:18 PM »
That's great to hear Sean. It's pretty wonderful when the Dr is wrong in your favor ! Good luck.
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 02:34:13 PM »
There's more old drunks than there are old doctors...

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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 03:27:48 PM »
Way to go, buddy!
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 04:46:29 PM »
Since I see you at the NHCs once a year, I would have never guessed you had been injured.
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2015, 05:01:55 PM »
Glad to hear you are doing well!
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 05:46:56 PM »
Good for you, glad everything is working out for you.
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 06:19:44 PM »
That's great, a scare like that can really make you appreciate things. Sorry you had to run 5k and golf though.

I have a standing policy of doing things I'm bad at, and those are both near the top of the list. 8)
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 06:57:44 PM »
I'm thinking you had a laminectomy or cervical fusion of some sort with that type of injury. Glad to know you're OK!!!

Whiplash or did you land on your head?

My brother broke his back (thoracolumbar region) with crushed vertebrae but you'd never know it. Golf, skiing, mountain-biking... and more.
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Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2015, 08:59:50 PM »
I'm thinking you had a laminectomy or cervical fusion of some sort with that type of injury. Glad to know you're OK!!!

Whiplash or did you land on your head?

Beat me to it, Euge.  As someone who works in medical imaging (like you?) I was picturing it from that standpoint.
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