Congrats on the progress, Doc! I'm currently writing from bed, possibly looking forward to my own round of PT after dropping my motorcycle on my underprotected foot, and I have a renewed appreciation for the work that goes into recovery. The human body is amazing in what it can recover from, and I never underestimate its abilities. In fact, I probably overestimate it. Keep going strong my friend, I'll be looking to you for inspiration soon!
MichaelScott, I have always been a fan of yours and it kills me to hear what you've been going through. I've been surrounded by cancer lately, from human family to even less-deserving dog family, and the very word enrages me. If there's ever anything I can do to help you live life in spite of the odds, my PM's are always open.
I was raised in a family who ignored the problem, which is hardly healthy or productive. I've combined that with the total opposite philosophy of staring a problem in the face, and I think it's resulted in an attitude of going at problems like I'm going to win, like it's just a traffic jam on my road of life. Still not the best way of thinking because I'm not always realistic and can sometimes overlook parts of the process, but nonetheless, I like it. It's gotten me through a lot with style that confuses others. And best of all, so far, I've been 100% right! Someday I'll be wrong, but even then, I think I'd like to hit that wall head first.
"Be the person your dog thinks you are."