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Michael Graves
5-Jan-2017, 11:49
Haven't been much available lately. On Dec. 22, I slipped on the ice, fractured 2 vertebrae in my neck, separated another and suffered a spinal cord compression. I was fully paralyzed for a full hour and rushed into surgery at Albany Medical. Two weeks later...I have my legs back. Can't use hands much. I type 1 finger at a time. But I will be back. In the meantime, I will just follow along.

Erik Larsen
5-Jan-2017, 11:52
That sucks Michael, I hope you're back to normal soon!

Peter Mounier
5-Jan-2017, 12:01
Michael
That must've been horribly painful. Hope your recovery is complete and quick.

diversey
5-Jan-2017, 12:07
Michael: I hope you get well soon and recover completely.

Mark Sawyer
5-Jan-2017, 12:10
Ouch-ouch-ouch! :( Best wishes and hopes you're back behind the ground glass soon!

Louis Pacilla
5-Jan-2017, 12:10
Brother Michael

That truly sucks and in a big way. Here's wishing you a fast & full recovery my friend.

BrianShaw
5-Jan-2017, 12:16
Thoughts and prayers for a swift recovery! Sorry to hear about your difficult circumstances.

Oren Grad
5-Jan-2017, 12:21
From here as well! Please keep us posted on your progress as you feel up to it.

Alan Gales
5-Jan-2017, 13:12
That's pretty scary! I'm glad that the full paralysis quickly went away. I had major back surgery years ago so I assume you are in for a long recovery. My surgery was in December also. At least sitting around in the winter months is better then sitting around in warmer weather. I wish you well and a speedy recovery!

David Karp
5-Jan-2017, 15:45
Wow Michael! Glad you have your legs back. I am hoping for a swift recovery and a good physical therapist for you!!

Serge S
5-Jan-2017, 16:35
So sorry, but great to hear you are getting better!

jp
5-Jan-2017, 17:43
Ouch. Do what they tell ya for therapy, be intentional about recovery, etc.. I've had much less than that (badly bulged a couple of discs) and it was a rough time.

DennisD
5-Jan-2017, 18:55
Hi Michael,

So sorry to hear of your unfortunate accident. Sounds like a terrible spill, but glad to hear you're improving.

Please keep in touch even if you can only type with one finger for now. We want to know how you're doing and to have your participation. Not only that, your fellow members will provide all the mothering you need !

David Lobato
5-Jan-2017, 19:33
Michael, wishing you a good recovery. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

B.S.Kumar
5-Jan-2017, 22:50
Michael, that's quite awful. I'm glad you are recovering, and I hope and pray that you will be back on your feet soon.

Kumar

neil poulsen
5-Jan-2017, 23:02
Michael,

I'm very sorry to hear about your mishap. It shows how life can change in a split second; these events can happen to any of us.

I certainly wish you a full recovery.

Thanks for letting us know. Best regards.

Neil

Leszek Vogt
6-Jan-2017, 03:30
Wow, that sure is a bummer, Michael. Hope you recover from this soon.

Les

Randy Moe
6-Jan-2017, 03:59
Good luck.
You are in my prayers.

Jim Michael
6-Jan-2017, 06:19
I wish you a speedy and full recovery.

Miguel Curbelo
6-Jan-2017, 07:07
Un abrazo desde Espaņa.

c.d.ewen
6-Jan-2017, 07:19
One finger at a time, buddy. Get well soon.

Charley

angusparker
6-Jan-2017, 07:41
Get well soon. We'll try and make our posts more interesting as reading material. Best Angus


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cowanw
6-Jan-2017, 09:57
I am so sorry to hear this
Best Wishes
Bill

Merg Ross
6-Jan-2017, 10:46
Very sorry to hear your news.
Best wishes for a complete recovery.

Merg

Ari
6-Jan-2017, 11:09
Get well soon, Michael!

Michael Graves
6-Jan-2017, 14:02
Thanks all. Suggestions for kindle based books are appreciated, as turning pages is a bit beyond me now.


Get well soon. We'll try and make our posts more interesting as reading material. Best Angus


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Jac@stafford.net
6-Jan-2017, 15:37
Good heavens, Michael! That is a serious and scary injury. (I had less from slipping on ice and getting a subdural hemorrhage with subsequent difficulty in walking and left-side neuropathy.) I dearly wish you a good recovery, and don't forget to ask your friends here for help, please. Count me in for help.

Best,
Jac Stafford

PS: Keep us informed

pound
6-Jan-2017, 18:26
Dear Michael,
Sorry to hear abt this. Wish you a fast recovery.

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HiHoSilver
6-Jan-2017, 21:58
'Wish for full recovery, Michael. 'Been walking scared alot for fear of the same. Today was frozen pipes & lots of trips up/dwn icy stairs, walkways, trying to melt ice in frozen pipes. 'Hope you're surrounded by loved ones.

David Karp
6-Jan-2017, 22:12
Michael,

This one might be relevant: Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography, by Alinder. It is available on Kindle.

Michael Graves
7-Jan-2017, 07:09
Perfect. Thanks.


Michael,

This one might be relevant: Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography, by Alinder. It is available on Kindle.

chassis
8-Jan-2017, 06:39
Best wishes for a full recovery.

Mark Sampson
8-Jan-2017, 06:48
Michael- get well soon!

Robert Brazile
8-Jan-2017, 06:57
Tough year. Hang in there, Michael.

Robert

Michael Graves
13-Jan-2017, 16:00
Here is a nice turn of events. My employer has provided me with Dragon speak software which allows me to dictate into all of my applications. Who needs hands? maybe I'll be able to nag you guys after all.

Pali K
13-Jan-2017, 16:04
Yikes Michael - that is some injury but I am glad to hear that you are on your way to recovery. Wish you good luck and hope that you'll be getting back to your norm soon.

Regards,

Pali

Randy Moe
13-Jan-2017, 16:29
Glad to see your spoken words.

I tried Dragon twice some years ago. Not yet Prime Time back then.

Let us know how well it works now.

And get well soon!

Michael Graves
13-Jan-2017, 19:04
I did find that I had to go through three sessions of training to get it working fairly well. Once I did that, and word that I had to insert punctuation marks, it works slicker than bat she had.

except it doesn't like bad words. Like bat shipped. Comes up with something different each time.

Hugo Zhang
13-Jan-2017, 19:48
Michael,

Get well soon!

Hugo

Gary Tarbert
17-Jan-2017, 06:49
Hi Micheal, hope things are coming along fine , we don't get too many ice incidents here in perth, as your handle says if it aint .. don't fix it , but in this case it is broke so let's fix it

Michael Graves
17-Jan-2017, 07:36
tingling.
Hi Micheal, hope things are coming along fine , we don't get too many ice incidents here in perth, as your handle says if it aint .. don't fix it , but in this case it is broke so let's fix it

Thanks, Gary. My legs are coming back, slowly but surely. Yesterday, my wife and I walked down to the first pond. Hands are another story. They don't seem to want to come back. I have some flexibility in the wrist and fingers, but the only sensation is a numb tingling. I was able to use my Nikon 750 the other day, but it's weird having to look to see when your finger is on the shutter release. I've become a real fan of DragonSpeak.

dimento
1-Mar-2017, 10:14
Haven't been much available lately. On Dec. 22, I slipped on the ice, fractured 2 vertebrae in my neck, separated another and suffered a spinal cord compression. I was fully paralyzed for a full hour and rushed into surgery at Albany Medical. Two weeks later...I have my legs back. Can't use hands much. I type 1 finger at a time. But I will be back. In the meantime, I will just follow along.

sorry to hear it Michael, hope you mend up soon

Jason Turvey
2-Mar-2017, 00:41
Hi Michael,

That sounds like a nasty fall especially before Christmas (I know how that feels), but you certainly sound upbeat and that will be a great help if you can continue that outlook over the coming months.

On the 18th December 2015 I broke several vertebrae, ribs, sternum, collarbone and other injuries and it does take time to get back up to speed where you can function with some independance.

I still have issues and experience numbness which comes and goes in my fingers/hand and I'm still awaiting to see new specialists, so keep positive during your recovery as it could take some time.... it does sounds good that you're up and walking and trying to get some hands on with a camera.

All the best and hopefully with everyday you will progress a little further.

Jason

Mark Sampson
2-Mar-2017, 08:16
Hang in there Michael! "Endeavor to persevere"

Peter Collins
2-Mar-2017, 08:35
Michael, I hope and pray that your healing gives you 100% of your self before the injuries.