I visited Sim today [Wednesday]. The surgery seemed to be a success. He was on an epidural. He seemed in good spirits and humour. He came out of surgery with a dream hallucination about waking up in a hockey arena and being asked to carry a stack of Quebec Nordiques jerseys up stairs and saying he felt too weak to carry them. He'll have to elaborate more later. He hasn't eaten since Sunday and he's not sure how long his stay will be. I will report back when I know more. Enjoy the pics...
UPDATE:Sandeep Atwal said...
I swung by Grand River Hospital to see Dave today [Wednesday], and he seems like he's doing very well. He was up and about and joking with the nurses. From what I could tell, he seemed quite healthy for someone who just underwent surgery. We chatted for a couple of hours and, again, as far as I could tell he's doing just fine. Even with an epidural he was just as sharp mentally as always and all that walking he does has meant that he's back on his feet with no problems the day after the operation. I offered to get him a book or something but he was fine just watching the goings on around him. For someone who spends most of his time alone, this was like a little adventure. (He's in a room with four other patients separated by curtains, which just inspired him to write a story called "Curtains" with word balloons coming from behind the screens.) If all continues to go well, he should be leaving on Friday at the earliest, no doubt back to an overflowing fax machine and lots of phone messages. It is, of course, nice to see the concern from so many people, I know Dave appreciates it. I'll probably swing by again tomorrow. I'll let you know how he's doing!
Sandeep Atwal said...
I saw Dave today [Thursday], he's doing very well. He won't be getting out tomorrow, but everything is going well. He's up and about and doing fine. They removed the epidural and convinced him to take two(!) Tylenols. Of course, because he's Dave Sim, we ended up talking about work and the future of how to run things at Aardvark-Vanaheim in light of recent events. (It's almost as though he's got something inside him that is just constantly saying, "Get back to WORK!!) Needless to say, Dave has LOTS of ideas! But he's probably going to just take a look at his own responsibilities to that which absolutely must be done by him and him alone and delegate a little bit more. Sounds like a good idea to me. So, things are looking good, I'll keep you posted.
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Dave Sim Recovery Update #2 (20 March)
Dave Sim Recovery Update #3 (24 March)