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The picture shows the metal work supporting my spine in the middle. It is held in by screws from the back. A quick x-ray and we can now check to see if I have a screw lose.
Physical and occupational therapy are progressing well. I suspected they are going to kick me out in a few days. I still lack strength and flexibly in my knees. And I fatigue easily. I haven't worked so hard and sweated so much in years. I am now 23.5 hours without a pain pill. As long as I keep my back straight and don't overdo movement I am comfortable. My focus is much better without the drugs. I really don't get why people want to live life in the fog of percocet, but then I don't live in their mind and body. Being this close to the edge of my physical and mental limits, I am learning so much about myself.
On Friday they moved me to a private room in what J described as the good insurance wing. The room is nice, what a hospital room would look like when Hilon got done. They are attentive. Room service. The service is good. The food is boring. The microwave is across the hall from my room and if I ask they will warm things up.