I'm sad to report that I no longer am with HPD. After many issues with both my Cervical Spine (neck) and my Lumbar Spine (Lower Back), and 5 spinal surgeries since December 2014, I was out of work for too long. They couldn't hold my position any longer. So, now, I am just on the long road to recovery. To the left is the most recent break (one at L4 and one at L5) in the lumbar spine. These fratures required extensive surgery from both the front, and the rear called Aterior/Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. The aftermath is extensive Titanium and bone grafts.....and months of pain and healing. Sadly, there is no great racing story. No great accident or fall. Just an insert from a prior surgery that was poorly designed and caused my back to break after twisting normally.
This is all in the wake of healing from my prior surgeries for the neck that leave me looking rather Terminator-esque. The neck is practically all healed up. This surgery was in September of 2015, and I was able to return to work in January. But, after only 3 weeks back at work, we found that my back was broken, and the above surgery had to happen.
On to the next adventure..............(Stay Tuned)