Tomorrow I return for my 7-week post-op follow-up. I anticipate the best as things have gone well. More on that all tomorrow or Saturday after I get the real update from the medical people.
But I was thinking. Football superstar Peyton Manning had the very same surgery that I just had in Decemback in August I believe.
The four-time league MVP missed the entire 2011 season after having his third neck surgery in 19 months, a fusion of two vertebrae. LinkLast week his doctors cleared him to go back to playing football.
Only someone like me sitting around in a hard cervical collar for the past 7 weeks would have had my reaction.
Well, me and maybe The Onion:
Sports News in BriefSetting aside the 30 years younger than me that he is, there may actually be some hope for me to become again the great football player I never was.
Doctors Clear Peyton Manning To Let 300-Pound Men Slam Him Into The Ground As Hard As They Can
I am glad for where I have come in these years. At the same time I am looking forward to what's next. As usual, will keep you posted.