April 25, 2005
cousins x 3 update  

Because of complications and health risks to my aunt, the doctors have decided to take the babies earlier than they had hoped. So I should have three new cousins very soon. Please pray her health.

And please pray for them. They are very small. They will be in the hospital for quite a while I'm sure. Also, their dad is in the Navy and he isn't in Houston right now. I guess he's probably trying to come home to see them.

Update: The boys were born on 04/21 on my grandfather's birthday (my mom's side, so no relation to them); they are doing well. They are breathing on their own. And their dad made it to town to see them.

Their names are Connor, Ian and Logan. Hopefully, I'll have some cute pictures soon. See left.

Posted by micah at 01:24 PM
April 17, 2005
Word of the Day fun  
un·put·down·a·ble adj. Informal

So well written and entertaining as to be difficult to put down.

Source: The American Heritage · Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright·2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.


Posted by micah at 08:03 PM
April 14, 2005
I am so charged. RSDS  

I got to completely charge myself up today. It took 4 hours! I pretty much expected that it would, but you never really know how long 4 hours is until you are counting down. The first hour was fine, but after that the charger kept moving, and when it is not over the battery it beeps. Annoying. Good design, but annoying.

So to help you out, since many of you may have not charged yourselves, here is a brief description of what goes on.

  1. Place charger in belt;
  2. put belt tightly around body;
  3. the charger when activated will beep until over the battery;
  4. the charger will make a special beep when it is done.

If anyone would like to try this, I know a good surgeon.

Posted by micah at 08:00 PM
April 12, 2005
goodness stored up RSDS , books , update  

Both of my bandages are off now. It is a relief to have them off, they pressed against the cuts and caused more pain. But seeing the cuts is another thing. I am half tempted to post pictures. That might be gross though. The incisions are like 4 inches. I didn't realize they would be that big. Okay, enough of that.

I have to go to Duke again tomorrow. I will be getting my SCS programmed again. Pray that we find some good programs. The ones I have now do not help me. My pain was really high today. I fell asleep at 7pm. Now I probably won't be able to sleep tonight very much.

All things considered, I am doing pretty well. Pray for me that I would be able to finish some wedding music I'm writing. For me writing the music out takes a while. I know I can do it, but sitting up at a computer is not my idea of a good time right now.

One other thing, I finished God's Secretaries. It really was a great book on the Translators of the King James. I really wish I hadn't put it down for so long. I had no problem getting back into Nicolson's narrative because I like his writing style, but I had trouble remembering some of the facts from early on. I have been thinking about reading it again. But I want to finish Paradise Lost first. The problem is the book is so heavy, I'm not supposed to lift it. I will write more about Secretaries later. There were some interesting facts. And I'll mention more about the book in general. Maybe provide some quotes and links to some of the more interesting historical facts.

Here is a verse I've drawn comfort from recently.

Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of the children of mankind!
Psalm 31:19

Posted by micah at 12:56 AM
April 07, 2005
I'm home now. RSDS , update  

Hey, I am back from Duke. I didn't have to stay over night! Praise God. I was really happy not to have to stay there. Also, the stimulator is programmed and running. It is not perfectly attuned yet, because we programmed it right after surgery, so I will be playing around with the controls and I'll meet with my Programmer on Tuesday to work on some more precision programs.

I am in a lot of pain, but mostly when I walk or move. So sitting or lying down still is okay. But walking and standing, not so fun. But I am really suprised how well I do feel. I have to be very careful especially these first 2 or 3 weeks to watch my movement. I am not allowed to pick up anything heavy or do any creative bending or turning side to side. The leads have to scar over to keep them positioned "permanently"; they could move if I am not careful right now. It takes 4-6 weeks to really get the healing done. I'll be meeting with the doctors several times for follow-ups.

Over all the experience wasn't too bad. I was awake most of the surgery, just heavily drugged. It was not pleasant drugging though unfortunately. But I made it through it. With God's help. Indeed. I remember some urgent calling to Him several times in the operating room.

We will see how this goes. I am very hopeful. Like I said, it is on and helps with my leg, but now my back is hurting. So it will be a while to see its full effects. But I am patient. Really.

Thanks for praying.
(I'm using Christa's laptop. I'll spell check later. Sorry for any problems. I have to go to bed now.)

Posted by micah at 10:24 PM
April 05, 2005
kan u spelll? blogging  

If you have Firefox, there is a really nifty extension for spell checking text boxes. So now, I can check my spelling right in the blogging window. You have to follow some pretty detailed instructions to install it. But it isn't too hard.

It has been very nice. I can't take credit for it though. I got the link from sharperiron.org

Posted by micah at 11:12 PM
SCS update  

I haven't been blogging. I really miss it. I just haven't felt like writing most of the time. I've been having a hard time. Fortunately, the time has come for my surgery. I will be going down to Duke tomorrow. Thursday is the surgery date though. And I have been told I'll have to stay overnight now. They have to observe me afterwards.

Posted by micah at 10:53 PM