After two surgeries and 76 consecutive days in the hospital, I am back home now. I was rushed to a local emergency room June 1, 2007, with triple-digit fever and two kinds of infection from a long-standing wound that would not heal. Due to the nature of the specialized wound treatment post surgery, I was unable to use a computer. I had to lie flat on my back in a special bed for the healing to work. Hence my long absence from this forum.
I was discharged August 15. While still confined to a special bed here at home, I can at least get up for short periods. So here I am.
So much has happened that I would love to have discussed here, but that was then, and this is now. I had so much time to think during the last two-and-a-half months of confinement, perhaps too much time to think. But it is over now.
What I want to say now is my heart-felt thank you for the hundreds of cards, letters, and gifts so many of you sent me. Thank you for your prayers, your good will, your loving kindness and generous outreach. I could not have endured this past 76 days without your support.
I will be back in the class room teaching my four fall semester classes beginning August 27. I can’t wait! More later, as I dig out and try to get back to normal. Thank you for your patience as I do this.