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Home Sweet Home

We brought Steve home Sunday around noon. Esconced on the living rom sofa, he's so much happier. Not that the hospital wasn't nice as hospitals go, but nothing like the comforts of home.

Our dear friend Dave H. stopped by a little while after we returned, with a special surprise guest--Gary (fuzzygruf)! We traded hospital stories--his Steve (double_ohsteven) and Jeff (dacubsf) both had recent surguries too, and are on the road to recovery. Gary and Dave observed as I got Steve's brace off and his leg into the CPM machine all by myself. Nice to have an MD and a medical technician on hand the first time, I always say.

Steve's doing well--using the Vicodin to manage pain, which is probably at its peak now, because of the timing and the CPM 4 hours a day. I'm tired, but happy that we're home and that we have so many wonderful friends supporting us.

As soon as possible I'm getting a 75' ethernet cable to plug Steve's laptop directly into the network--the wireless doesn't work too well in the area of the sofa. Later, I'll upgrade the router to a newer and more powerful version. Then I'm sure he'll be chatting away with y'all as usual.

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fuzzyjay
Oct. 10th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
best wishes
Best wishes for fast mending.
pghtalon
Oct. 10th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
Steve,

Glad your home, nothing like recovering in your own place.
woofytexan
Oct. 10th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Have you considered a direction antenna to put on the router? My sister-in-law asked me to install a wireless network for them at their house. The boys room was only getting 1-2 bars and 12-18mb. They bought a D-Link DI-524. After I installed the 5dbi direction antenna (DWL-M60AT), the boys room got 4 bars consistently.
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I got one, and it has an adapter that works wth my Linksys router. Moved the whole works a little closer to the center of the house, and now it works fine.
woofytexan
Oct. 12th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Sweet! Glad it worked out for you.

Do you get to give him sponge baths? *giggle*
hugh_mannity
Oct. 10th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yay! for being home and ensconced on one's own sofa.

Well done with the CPM machine -- I'm *so* looking forward to playing with mine at the end of the month. Not.

Big hugs to Steve and to you too. You've done a grand job of taking care of him and keeping us all up to date.
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks--you've been an inspiration to us. He's doing really well on the CPM machine, increasing the max angle gradually as he's supposed to.
hugh_mannity
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Big hugs to both of you. Yay!

Get comfy with the laptop, surf the net, play silly games, and let the machine do the work. Better living through technology.
dr_scott
Oct. 10th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
I hope his pain relents enough to let him enjoy a bit of down time. Healing is tedious and painful, but if you can focus enough to escape into books and video it's not so bad. Which reminds me to call my brother, who keeps leaving me phone messages requesting I call to entertain him while his knee heals.
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Yup---one thing we've got is media. And great friends. Thanks!
excessor
Oct. 10th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on getting Steve home! Please tell him we said hello!
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Will do. Oooh--I love that icon of you both!
redbackfur
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
A CPM Machine? Oh my, sounds so archaic! You would think at least it was in DOS.

Get well soon, Eichlerbear.
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Hehheh...I remember CP-M!!! Kaypro!!
m_f_patterson
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Give him a big hug from all of us.
The CPM machine is actually a GREAT gig for rehab, glad he's on it.
I've progressed to a cane today, but my knee flexion is minmal at best.

Oh the glory of trading horror stories, lol
gain, glad he's feeling better
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and you too honey---you too are an inspiration on how to not let it get you down.
orange_groves
Oct. 11th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Sorry we missed you, it's Telephone-Tag Time again. Glad to know that Mr. S is doing better.
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Better every day!!

Feel free to drop in anytime, neighbor--
bear_with_me
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
Yay!!! Vicodin chatter is always entertaining. Steve will make it doubly so.
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
Hehheh...he's enjoying it, and I'm not snitching any of it!
markosf
Oct. 11th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
Yay! Steve's home and mending!
qbear
Oct. 12th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
He'll be dancing in no time!
poodler
Oct. 11th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Heal well there
Heal well you sexy bear!
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