Soon, a mere 45+ years after the original injury, the good folks down at the local Geezer Rehab/Tru Value Hardware Center, will hack me open and repair a few of my (many) defective parts.
The idea is to fuse C4, C5, C6 and C7 together with recycled railroad spikes and drywall screws, thereby both easing the smushing of the nerve laden disks and making the TSA line a little slower when I travel.
My only real concern throughout all this,
is that I will fail to maintain the courage of one of my true heroes.
The recuperative powers of Hello Kitty slippers should not be under-estimated.