Category: Medical

Suffering an unsound situation

A little piece of electronics fell a distance that was just over five feet.  60 inches of travel, making contact with a wooden floor. It...

I never heard it but I knew the unknown

You ever come across something totally foreign to you and yet you distinguish it? You know of things even if you have never physically interacted...

That was then, this is Sound

A personal ramble tied to late-deafness, sound innovations, and upgrading a bodyworn speech processor. Ain't technology grand?...

Cane and Able

Before and after a major back operation in 2003, I had been using a walker due to the fact my balance and my gait were...

Jacked In

So I’ve had my artificial means of hearing hooked up and running for more than six years now… I don’t brag about it much or...

Smashed

One time of year I always love is when I have to depart from the sunny and just-too-damn-humid climate of Tampa Bay and wind my...

A month later

So it’s exactly a month since surgery-eve and I’m doing ok physically… Aches and pains still but I’ll manage. Not wanting to go out in...

do not hate, ren-o-vate!

The only thing that blows harder than being stuck in one location while recovering from a major operation is being stuck in one location while...

the fallout

So where was I? Oh, yeah… Dwelling on inevitability. Surgery. All that joyous stuff that makes life grand for me. August 7th, 2007 was an...

A week to go

It didn’t hit me until yesterday. July’s over and my operation is scheduled for August 9th… That’s next week. So much I don’t want to...

unwell and unfair

It’s not bad enough that I’m going under the knife in a sensitive procedure early next month… I gotta have an angiogram the day before...

Scared to life

I haven’t written much about my health the last few years… Mostly because Stonegauge is syndicated on the ever-so-excellent Tampa Blab where some of my...

Ill Domain

It’s been a while since I was concerned about my health. It’s also been quite a while since I’ve overcome the last obstacle on my...

Things change

About a year ago I was in real bad shape… I can’t convey how bad it was – I thought i was going to spend...

Summer Colds Suck

Sore throat, head that feels like bricks, itchy eyes and a nose that leads me to sneeze over and over again…. Oh Nurse, where are...

Dependence

I admit it, I am a junkie. A total, dyed-in-wool junkie… I want my walker fix, I need my assistive walker fix! If I don’t...

Father Ills

Somethings wrong with my old man… Not only does Dad have a bad back, but something else is up with his arms… He’s at the...

Pushing the Limits

Rehabbing is fun. No I am not some muscle bound guy – anyone who knows me knows that isn’t the case… Yet I have been...

Walk like a Man

Now John is stumbling around the house a bit — sans a walker. For the first time in a very long time I am trying...

King Gimp

Oh, the life of a walker-bound sports fan… Last night me, Michelle, her brother Geoff and one of Geoff’s friends attend the Lightning vs. Devils...

The Roundup

Haven’t said very much about me lately and where I stand on a lot of issues — well, not politics and such but me me...

Setting a goal

I’ve got 28 days before my next appointment (well, practically 27 now but that’s besides the point). I’m trying to set a goal for myself...

Balance of Power

So it’s been almost six months since I started to heavily use a walker to get around the house and through day to day life...

MIA at the Stonegauge

Saturday was an interesting and annoying experience for me. Two days after the festivities of Christmas and instead of continuing the Christmas cheer, I was...

Six years of Silence

You know, I was going to brush off this anniversary as another one that was a major milestone but also something I could forget because...

Footy

What do you do when your left ankle is swollen tot he size of a softball? Limp....

After a week

So it’s been seven days since I was discharged from the Hospital. It’s funny I posted about “falling off the internet” last night because I...

Last hours

I feel odd tonight. Very much alone even though I’ve heard from friends – some of them – and had gotten in touch with Andy...

Appointment from hell

So I needed a fresh MRI… that’s ok, that’s fine… 20 minutes, maybe a half hour in all… in and out, that’s what I figured...

Pre-op

For those of you who have never had to spend a day in the hospital, being forced to wait a gods age to talk to...

Johnny and the 'roids

OK, so there is no chance I am competing in the Olympics next year. Dr. Smith put me on Steroids earlier this week for preparation...

Oh Deer

Oh Deer has a couple of meanings to it as the title to this entry… At first, I’ll give you the literal interpertation – A...

Stay of Execution

Seems like an operation next week is looking less likely…....

Knife Time

Well, it looks like it will be WEDNESDAY for me when I finally deal with this leg thing once and for all. That’s right, kiddies,...

Words that make you call out Poo

It’s funny how I was believing that writing was a salvation from drowning or being destroyed by reality, and i haven’t had the ability to...

From bad to worse

Come on baby, gonna take a little ride Down, down by the ocean side Gonna get real close Gonna get real tight Come on babe,...

Ow my back

I heard that you were feeling ill Headache, fever, and a chill I came to help restore your pluck ‘Cause I’m the nurse that likes...

Stir Crazy

I’m going insane. Slowly but surely, I am going insane. You see, I’ve been without the ability to walk safely for several months now and...

Failures

The weekend with my legs totally sucked. I had hurt my ankle on Friday and didn’t know how bad it was until Saturday when I...

Abilities

Some people in the world will never have to experience the nuisance of a muscle pull or will barely notice it. Others will never have...