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in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2016-04-26

Apr 28, 2016 12:21 AM # 
Relieved to hear it went well and that the pain is now manageable. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Apr 28, 2016 12:51 AM # 
Great news!
Apr 28, 2016 1:05 AM # 
These are both pre shots:


Apr 28, 2016 1:45 AM # 
Good to hear you are doing well. Has anyone explained the origin of the clots? Why would an accident like your cause them? And most important, are you going to get a new bike? The silver lining of any bike accident is the requisite new bike.
Apr 28, 2016 1:47 AM # 
New skis too. I bet the bike accident damaged your skis and you need new ones.
Apr 28, 2016 2:09 AM # 
Good news--and obviously you can still type okay. Otherwise, can you use your arm?

By the way, maybe it just took a while for the pain meds to kick in. I guess if the pain comes back, you'll know.
Apr 28, 2016 3:10 AM # 
If the pain comes back, I'm going to find out who is using bad voodoo against me, and I will sue them so bad they will never eat pizza again. We know how to deal with miscreants out here.

@Tom: the clots came from the substantial trauma and grievous damage incurred as my left arm became involved in the party. And as to why sometimes DVTs form and other times they don't, I gather it's something of a medical mystery. Maybe some doctor can explain it, but I can't.
Apr 28, 2016 11:51 AM # 
Really good to hear that this step in your recovery went well. Thanks for sharing the story with us. Your loyal readers are sending you many good vibes.
Apr 28, 2016 1:00 PM # 
Glad to hear of success with the surgery. Don't know if you had a plate installed on the shoulder to align the pieces, but if so, bones will mend fine. Soon you'll be doing pull ups and slashing at attack badgers with your ice ax.
Apr 29, 2016 10:45 AM # 
You are a true swampfox, ready to go out scampering about hunting whatever small prey swampfoxes take a liking to. By the way, this seems to be a good year for sightings of foxes at Ratlum, of the red, not so far the swamp, variety. I assume any actual swampfoxes we may have here are wilier and less evident to the casual nature observer. The cycles of these things are a bit of a mystery, but maybe more small rodents about because of the mild winter we had here.
Apr 30, 2016 10:26 PM # 
This is what we were hoping for.
Apr 30, 2016 10:51 PM # 
Conversely, here we have had several years of poor fox numbers locally. They were once quite common around the fringes of town sightings were common. There was even one nesting burrow on the campus of UW (that site is now occupied by a Fine Arts building). But they suffered a near 100% fatality rate from some dog related disease--canine flu or some such thing--and it has been a long time without foxes since then.

One follow on consequence? A profusion of rabbits throughout much of Laramie since then. In my neighborhood it is impossible to take a walk of even a block and not see at least one rabbit, no matter the time of day. It used to be you saw almost none.

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