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Desert’s Elbow

A week ago today I had ORIF surgery. ORIF stands for Open Reduction Internal Fixation, a surgery that involves a 2 inch incision along the top of the elbow, then positioning the bones where they should go and using screws … Continue reading

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Not a Funny Bone

Classes ended for me on April 27th, and my final class meeting with my favorite class was wonderful. Students worked on their digital portfolios and talked about what they had learned during the semester, what activities they found the most … Continue reading

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Bionic Animals

“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.” –opening of the Six Million Dollar Man,¬† 1974-9178, ABC television Today many of us sport what were once the stuff of cyborgs. Prosthetics, derived from the Greek word pr√≥sthesis, meaning addition … Continue reading

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Neckcadence

It has been a week plus a few days since my c-spine surgery, and I am feeling fabulous. The pain that caused me to elect to have surgery is gone, and while my neck muscles still tire by the end … Continue reading

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Ya Put Your Left Foot In

Last February, I had surgery on my left foot. You can read all the details here. The surgery went well, but I was in a cast longer than planned because the new bone I needed to grow didn’t, or at … Continue reading

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