Yes, I am still among the living! I hit a snag in my recovery last week, and just haven't felt up to creating even the most mundane blog entry. I saw my surgeon today, and he assured me I am definitely improving. I've had all of my drains removed, all of my stitches (hundreds of them!) removed, and am now feeling a little more normal. I still have at least a month of recovery, but I'm back on the right track.
I can't thank all of you enough for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. I love you guys (um, that might be the Vicodin talking!).
My plan right now is to record a podcast August 15, but I just might record one July 31. I'll see how I'm feeling, At first they might be brief, but I promise to offer at least one project per podcast until I am fully recovered.
Until my doctor's appointment this afternoon I admit that I was experiencing "buyer's remorse" -- I thought I might have made a mistake in having this surgery. Now that I know all is well, and I am beginning to see the fruits of my surgeon's labor, I am happy with my decision. It's been a long 2 1/2 weeks, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel (and, contrary to popular belief, it's NOT a train!).
Again, thanks to all of you -- knowing that I have an obligation to you, my readers and listeners, I feel a renewed obligation to get back in the saddle.