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Surgery Info - Support Thanks

Posted Jun 25 2009 1:59pm
Just to say hello to everybody, and thank everybody, especially those on the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=83611409371&ref=nf (I think you may need to register on Facebook to see this page)that my friend Ousmanou Yacoubou has created to support my efforts.

I am grateful to him and the so many of my childhood friends, some of whom I had lost touch with for more than a decade who rushed to do practical things to make things better for me.

I am thinking of Fabrice Tenga, Yves Fotso, Claude Tadonki, Eric Sile, and many others

I am also grateful to people that I did not know who stood up for me. I am thinking of Erin & Mary Anastasi, Beth Williams , and many others too numerous to name

Thanks for your comforting words, prayers and actions. They have truly made a difference for me.
I had my latest surgery on Tuesday 06/09 in Beijing, China at Chuiyangliu Hospital. It lasted for eight hours, a combination of 4 operations.
- I had one operation to transfer abdominal muscles to my quadriceps. If this succeeds I will someday be able to lift my leg upwards or climb stairs without aid. It is too early to say any thing about it. I just know right now that my abs hurt from having muscles poached from it. This operation is what makes Prof. Qin so unique to me. Every time I suggested such a surgery to a physician in the US or Europe, they dismissed me as if was insane.
- I had one operation to remove nails from my tibia bones from the previous surgery.
- I had one operation to further correct mild talipes equinus (foot bent forward) on my foot
- I had one operation to further eliminate knee contractures that remained despite 2 years intense physical therapy

I am still bed stricken but my room was specially wired to allow me to use the internet from my bed. It helps keep me somewhat busy.

I have a 4 Gigabite size recording of the essential parts of the surgery that prof Qin kindly provided to me. I think it can teach a lot to many in need and I will post some of it when practically possible.

This blog is currently blocked in China for reasons I do not know and I am making this post using a very cumbersome proxy.
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