I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. The discomfort is less than it was, based on how much I've been scaling back on the meds. I'm back at work which is interesting since it's not easy to type with limited use of my right hand. I find that I get tired very easily (still) which is very frustrating - this is the first time that I've had to convalesce for more than a day or two, and it's very annoying that I still need help getting dressed. Bah.
But I'd like to thank all of you who left comments expressing encouragement - that's some powerful medicine right there. I've been really quite dreadful about replying to emails, and will try to catch up. Thanks to everyone who sent a note.
And a HUGE thank you to reader Tony, and also to Chris Byrne for offering to come down to Florida and trailer my bike back to the ATL. I'm speechless at the generosity you showed.
Lastly, it's hard to express just what a relief it's been that this blog has been in the capable hands of ASM826 while the meds have had me orbiting Mars. His daily dose of bloggy goodness has removed a real source of discomfort from me, letting me put down the keyboard for what's really been two full weeks (!) without letting things go dead here. Thanks, brother.
And this is really, really funny. Courtesy of Miguel: