On Thursday, 6/29/17, Rich was in a serious motorcycle accident.
His right ankle badly fractured in many places surgery was performed twice that evening -- lots of metal plates and screws installed. (He'll have problems at the airport security! LOL!). Both bones in lower leg have a spiral fracture. He has a hole in his lung and a rib broken. His left big toe was smashed -- surgery will be performed both in the near future and in a year from now. His right hand has a neat row of stitches. His left hamstring extremely badly sprained – so it’s almost impossible for him to get around. His entire body is beautifully colored black and blue -- but his helmet and a heavy leather jacket spared his head! So he looks GREAT! LOL!
Dated: 7/13/17 Rich has been moved to: Carmel Mountain Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 11895 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128, room 101-A. R's new direct phone # 858-376-1110 (tel:858-376-1110). (His phone is tricky, and it will ring and ring but can’t take messages. If that fails, his cell phone is: 858-292-1237 (tel:858-292-1237) and that always works, but it might take him time to find it! (He has set that up not to take messages, either.) His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use this site for messages -- as he can receive your good wishes, but doesn't need to answer each one. It saves on his sanity!
He is kept so busy during the day with meds, nurses, PT, OT…. He’s constantly interrupted!
Since they started the morphine for pain prior to all his “exercises” he also tends to be more groggy.