Sunday, August 30, 2009


Yes, I am alive and doing very well, if I do say so myself! This may come as a shock to those of you not on Facebook. I believe my last mass e-mail was written from ICU after I tore my MCL and stopped breathing, etc. LOL, life is great, ain’t it? – You never know what loop-dee-doo is going to sneak up on you.

When I think about my 2009, I visualize my favorite Six Flags Magic Mountain ride of all time:
Watch this video and hold on to your cookies!

From the website:
“Starting with the world's tallest vertical loop at 14 stories, and two other loops at 9 stories and 6 stories. Add to that a 4-story corkscrew and a double-barrel boomerang turn.”
The highest point is 19 stories, and Viper is 3,830 feet long and speeds up to 70 mph. Imagine creeping through these amazing flips, turns and drops at a mere .25 mph and there you have my life this year! Every time I get head-up, there seems to be a surprise corkscrew around the corner.

I have to say that the MCL corkscrew was the best thing that could have happened to me at the time. Now, wait, before you start thinking I’ve lost my mind, you must know that we have been seeking competent physical therapy for me since Benny was born. We have tried more than half a dozen PT’s, some of which admitted they were clueless; others were clueless but chose to waste our time and money. Before my ligament snapped, my quad was so contracted that both hip flexor and hamstring/knee were stuck at 90 degrees - the pain constant. I spent six days in the hospital, and another seven days at an acute rehab hospital. Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital is changing my life in ways I never thought possible. All I can say is WOW! We never would have discovered them if not for my recent injury. I go three days a week for 2 hours, and my progress is stunnning!

Funny…I’m doing so much better after this last loop-dee-doo! Nearly pain-free, and regaining voluntary movement/mobility. I'm standing with Lefty down, kneeling, beginning to crawl, etc.

This post is intended to catch my non-Facebooking friends up with my ever-extended recovery. I have more news, and of course, kid updates coming to you real soon!


Dustin said...

Once again, like the term "Hippy Mom", you have managed to give new meaning to the phrase "life is like a roller coaster ride". I think this is one of your best blog entry about the roller coaster ride of 2009!

JTP said...

I'm glad to hear you are doing OK! What a ride you guys have been on :)

mark said...


Glad to hear your doing much better! So happy to hear that you've had a fantastic rehab experience...Mark

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Dustin said...

Update: Dr. Dayton recently informed Tammy that her MCL wasn't torn afterall. Her bone broke by the implant. You'll have to ask Tammy for more info :-)