Category Archives: Misc

What I’m in for…

So, I went to see Dr. Grundmeyer yesterday.  This was a follow-up visit after my six weeks of physical therapy.

I think that PT helped with my core strength and eliminated some of the weakness in my right leg.

But, it didn't reduce my pain.

My options are surgery or different drugs.  For now, I'm choosing different drugs.  The particulars regarding surgery, detailed to me by Dr. Grundmeyer and listed below, significantly affected my decision.

– Recovery time is 6-8 months

– I would need to have 4 vertebrae fused together

– I may need steel rods

– All the pain, numbness, and weakness may not be gone

Yeah, I'm gonna stick with different drugs for now. 

Yeah, well, umm….

So.

I seem to have suffered a significant lapse in entries here.  No excuses, just not sure I have anything to say.

Things are going well.  The boys are healthy and relatively happy.

I'm thinking about setting up some phpBB forums and seeing if I can get anyone to post anything on them.

I also bought a Palm Centro which I think is pretty cool. 

Need to homebrew again. 

Finally, decent coffee

Two new coffee places on my way to work have recently opened.  One of them (Dunn Brothers) isn't worth making any further comments.

However, Caffe Moderne is fantastic.

Caffe Moderne Wichita

The coffee was excellent.  The pricing was reasonable.  And, the decor is very urbane with a relaxed atmosphere.  I will be recommending it to all and hopefully we'll be able to use it for Bethel Alumni gatherings in Wichita.

They do need to work on their website though.