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.