Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Twister Time!


Aunty Em, Aunty Em, it’s a twister!

Yep, that’s right we had a small tornado in my neck of the woods yesterday. It wasn’t far at all from my house but we weren’t home anyways. We were in the big city for the afternoon at a class for the upcoming spinal stimulator surgery. Hopefully I understood what they were saying but I guess the big test will be on the 15th when I put the trial one into Vicki.
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OK, now lets see who was paying attention. Of course I won’t be the one who is doing the surgery. The “class” was more of an orientation and question and answer session with a nurse/sales rep from the stimulator company and the doctor. We got a lot of questions answered and are excited about the 15th when the trial stimulator goes in until the 21st. If it works then we’ll schedule the full surgical install after that. The trail ones is just the wire part that goes into the back and the actual unit is on the outside of the body. The real deal is a small battery and the wires which go completely under the skin, then get charged up and controlled by an “antenna” which is laid on or taped to the skin near the spot where the battery is.

Back to the weather, nobody was hurt in the tornado but several mushroom houses were damaged pretty bad. I felt sorry for poor Zioux who was home all alone and was probably scared to death with such weather nearby. He didn’t seem any worse for wear when we got home but he was very happy to see us. We didn’t get any damage at all so that’s a good thing.

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