Feb. 15th, 2012

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So, I obviously suck at regular updates on LJ. I do read updates by friends on an almost daily basis, but for some reason I just can't get myself motivated to post updates of my own. Go fig.

The last few months in bullet point form:

* The trip to France was fabulous! Walked my butt off, ate a lot of wonderful food, met Carol Kane in a tiny bistro in Paris, bought a lot of chocolate, and was glad to come home when the trip was over. Next trip, however, will be sans tour group. They were interesting, but most had difficulty keeping up with us.

* [livejournal.com profile] count_gunthar's surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff went much better than we expected. The tear was actually too small to repair, but another issue with his bicep tendon was handled, and he just finished his PT. He returned to fighting last month and is quite happy about that.

* My 74 year old Dad fell out of a treestand while hunting and broke his back last month. Despite a rather horrific spinal injury, he retained his mobility and is currently in inpatient rehab getting his walking skills back up to snuff. The unit is located in the hospital where his NICU is, and he has started wheeling himself down to the nursery to check on the babies when the staff will let him. It keeps him motivated with his PT and is helping him learn what his limitations might be.

* I started having some severe back spasms prior to the France trip that never resolved with subsequent visits to the chiropractor. An orthopedist was consulted and I learned yesterday that my disc at L5-S1 looks like a broken cookie and will need to be replaced. She doesn't want to do the replacement surgery yet (it's pretty invasive), so I've been told to take yoga and a core strengthening class and we will medicate the pain when it's necessary. I warned her that I'm probably the worst patient about taking pain meds because I HATE how they make me feel. We'll see how it goes.

* After putting it off indefinitely and then having a frank discussion with my parents about the future (thanks to Dad's little accident), [livejournal.com profile] count_gunthar and I have decided to get married this year. We're looking at something in September. Current venues being considered are: a bay cruise in San Francisco, a treehouse in Eureka Springs, AR, and Vegas.

That's the major stuff. Lots of little things going on, but nothing to post about here.

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