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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
Well, I'm in Chicago. My Dad fell Sunday morning and snapped or tore the tendon that holds the knee to the quadricep. He needed me to take him into surgery and tend to him tomorrow while he recuperates.

The good news is that he is entirely mobile, just slow on crutches, even though the hospital insists that he Couldn't Possibly Move after tearing that tendon. Clearly they don't understand my father.

Not that he's doing anything stupid. Rather, he's entirely pain free except for soreness in his muscles - as if he'd worked really hard on the treadmill. He mostly needed me to get him bck from the hopital after surgery because he has to go under general anesthesia and wouldn't be able to drive himself home. Note that he can drive too. That's something else the hospital says is Entirely Impossible after breaking a tendon.

Clearly they don't understand my father. He'll probably think the tendons back into place by tomorrow morning.
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crescent_gaia From: crescent_gaia Date: December 18th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad that your dad seems to be doing so well. Clearly mind over matter is great for him.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: December 18th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Hugs! I hope all's well. Rest assured, I didn't kill you in Shadowrun. I just sent you alone into Triad territory.
quincidence From: quincidence Date: December 18th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Clearly they don't understand him, and him not listening to them is actually healthy for his survival! WOW. Go him!
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: December 18th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for unbreakable dads!
madisonmassage From: madisonmassage Date: December 18th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


Quad tendon repair/reattachement surgeries have a super duper high success and recover rate. Usually post recover it is stronger than before the injury. This is one of the surgeries our system has nailed down.

Any goot photo or food stops in shicago land?
phoenix_snake From: phoenix_snake Date: December 19th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh my! Injury sucks! I'm glad you're close enough to do this for him, tho! Good times.

If you're looking for some hanging out (though its a bit late in your visit) give me a call. (Was distracted with the whole russell leaving today and didn't check lj for a bit)
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