So… what’s been going on with you guys? Me? Oh, nothing much…
Alright, I’m going to try to sum up my past 4 weeks in as little words as I can, mostly because I really feel like going to lay back down again.
On May 25th, I was lucky enough to go down to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to have my back torn open and my spine slapped around a little. Why? Well, really-long-story-short, mainly due to chronic back pain due to the way my spine had grown and positioned itself. The pain had started roughly 5 years ago and as a result sitting, standing, or walking for too long of a period really took a toll on me.
The surgery itself lasted about 7 to 8 hours and resulted in some spinal fusion and two metal rods being placed inside of me. I was in the hospital from Wednesday (the 25th) to Monday afternoon (May 30th). I proceeded to spend the next week practically glued to my bed, in a good amount of pain and discomfort.
Let’s fast-forward to today, now. The back pain from the surgery is okay, nothing too bad. I have a pretty long scar from the bottom of my neck down to my lower back which looks pretty damn awesome. However, I’m still nowhere near being able to get back to my normal routine.
Sitting or standing is really rough, which is why I’m still spending the majority of my day lying down in my bed and not at the computer. It’s not only because of the back pain, though. A side effect of this surgery is that my stomach (and practically my whole digestive system) hates me. I don’t want to go into detail, but lets just say I’m having loads of trouble evacuating, if you catch my drift. That and I go about my days feeling bloated and all around miserable.
I think I’ll stop here, there’s not much more to say. I’m looking forward to when I feel good enough to sit at my desk for longer than 20 minutes without having to then hobble over to my bed and lay down to recuperate, but who knows how long until then. The doctor has told me that in 6 months I should be back to normal. The next check-up appointment I have with him is in 2 months, where I’m sure he’ll prescribe some physical therapy for me.
I know you’re all jealous. Sucks to be you.
PS – I actually have dabbled with Defective a bit, a little bit here and a little bit there. I was able to create a basic particle system which looks really nice. I’ve also done lots of planning on my notebook since I spend all day doing nothing. I’m really excited about this game.
PPS – I plan on uploading Don’t Panic to NewGrounds tomorrow. I’ve waited long enough for anyone to get back to me about adding Medals to the game, so screw it. Get ready to vote 5!