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Second semester at NYU

February 2nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Believe it or not, not a lot has happened since I last posted. I finished my first semester of going back to school in late December, and had the next four weeks off to relax. Since NYU knew the VA was going to pay for my spring semester, I didn’t need to make any kind of deposit, which was a big relief. I started back two weeks ago. It was difficult to get back into reading/studying in all of my spare time, but this semester is much more in depth than last, and I’m really enjoying it.

The leg has been hurting more this past week or two, but it’s probably just from using it again. I’m planning on getting a referral to the Hospital for Special Surgery, where I will hopefully have my hip replaced in January 2011, right after I graduate. It should be a shorter recovery this time.

Even though I know it will be difficult to come to terms with replacement surgery every 10-15 years, I can’t deal with this pain, arthritis, and severely limited range of motion for too much longer.

  1. March 7th, 2010 at 08:25 | #1

    Mike, thanks for the update. It sounds like good news, going ahead with the hip replacement. I think if I were in your shoes, a surgery every 10-15 years would be worth the pain relief. God Bless you for being able to concentrate and study through all this!!

  2. March 7th, 2010 at 08:31 | #2


    Thanks Roman. I am really excited about it, so much that I think about it every day.

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