We call July 5th Mickey Independence Day, because it is the anniversary of my back surgery – a full spinal fusion (T4-L4) for scoliosis, after a decade wearing a backbrace. This day marked five years of carrying these titanium rods and screws.
My thanks to Dr. Wudbhav N. Sankar and the entire incredible medical team at CHOP (the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), to the amazing Hot-Pot establishment on whose paper menus I banged this one out in a hot second, and to my incomparable family who has supported every step, from overseeing my over-six-month recovery from spinal fusion to paying for my monster hot-pot bill (in case you aren’t familiar with my appetite – I generally eat so much that Jeremy, our waiter, made me cross some things off of my order – you should have seen his face by the end of our meal, looking at my bare plates/bowls/pots).
I am very, very grateful. Thank you!