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I am hoping he is doing well. But wondering if anyone here knows anything about Alex's condition and situation. Last I heard he was going to get treatment and was unable to walk from arthritis.

 

I certainly hope he is getting some relief. No good time to be hospitalized, but Christmas definitely isn't the preferred time.

 

Hope to see your posts again on CA Alex, and hope you get better.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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(About Alex)

 

Alex had to be hospitalized recently and David (Alex's brother) wrote to me and others to keep us posted about Alex's condition. This is the last I received and it is from December 18th.

 

Hi everyone,

Have visited Alex this morning in Royal North Shore Private following his back surgery. He is doing well, has already been up walking with a frame and doctor is pleased with his progress. Not sure how long he will be in hospital before he goes to rehab. Have passed on all your messages which he appreciated. Will update you more later.

David

 

No news since, but as they say, "No news, good news" :) I sure hope this is the case :)

 

I will keep posting as new reports come in...

 

Merry Christmas to all :)

Alain

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If you can pass something along to him, let him know I and others at CA are hoping greatly for his recovery.

 

Take care Alex, we miss you greatly, want to see you posting here again.

 

Dennis

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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What alfe said. :)

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

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(About Alex)

 

Alex had to be hospitalized recently and David (Alex's brother) wrote to me and others to keep us posted about Alex's condition. This is the last I received and it is from December 18th.

 

Hi everyone,

Have visited Alex this morning in Royal North Shore Private following his back surgery. He is doing well, has already been up walking with a frame and doctor is pleased with his progress. Not sure how long he will be in hospital before he goes to rehab. Have passed on all your messages which he appreciated. Will update you more later.

David

 

No news since, but as they say, "No news, good news" :) I sure hope this is the case :)

 

I will keep posting as new reports come in...

 

Merry Christmas to all :)

 

All he best Alex, Royal North Shore Private is an excellent hospital and I'm sure you will soon be back "empowering" everyone.

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I spoke to him on the phone the day after his spinal surgery when he was still in ICU. He sounded in remarkably good spirits and was asking me about my current trip to London ! I do not know the details but suspect the problem was a narrowing of the spinal canal which required to be decompressed to create more room for the tail end of the spinal cord and associated blood vessels (spinal canal stenosis). If so, the rehab (I now sub-specialise in this and related areas ) will be relatively quick hopefully a month or so as opposed to up to 12 months for total knee replacements as discussed in another thread.His knees may have also been contributing to his immobility and might slow his rehab.

 

Alex was happy to talk about his situation in CA "if asked". I am glad you asked! Beware though, his closing comments were "I'm gonna give them hell about my linear rips".It seems you can't keep a good man down !

 

David L

Sound Minds Mind Sound

 

 

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I spoke to him on the phone the day after his spinal surgery when he was still in ICU. He sounded in remarkably good spirits and was asking me about my current trip to London ! I do not know the details but suspect the problem was a narrowing of the spinal canal which required to be decompressed to create more room for the tail end of the spinal cord and associated blood vessels (spinal canal stenosis). If so, the rehab (I now sub-specialise in this and related areas ) will be relatively quick hopefully a month or so as opposed to up to 12 months for total knee replacements as discussed in another thread.His knees may have also been contributing to his immobility and might slow his rehab.

 

Alex was happy to talk about his situation in CA "if asked". I am glad you asked! Beware though, his closing comments were "I'm gonna give them hell about my linear rips".It seems you can't keep a good man down !

 

David L

 

Well despite Alex perhaps considering me an 'enemy' I am not. I do disagree, and do like the guy. I am glad he is sounding like a man with something to prove. Sounds encouraging for his recovery.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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Well despite Alex perhaps considering me an 'enemy' I am not. I do disagree, and do like the guy. I am glad he is sounding like a man with something to prove. Sounds encouraging for his recovery.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

I don't think he thinks like that.

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Well despite Alex perhaps considering me an 'enemy' I am not. I do disagree, and do like the guy. I am glad he is sounding like a man with something to prove. Sounds encouraging for his recovery.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

Potential nemesis maybe ,not enemy :-) IMO. AlexK is a man with a big heart and generosity of spirirt. Despite his passionate convictions, or because of them, I feel confident that he respects genuine people standing up for what they believe such as Dennis (esldude), Eloise (Audio Elf) etc etc

 

When i spoke to him he quipped that he and I both missed a further audio/music get together at Dennis L place ( the location mentioned in the linear rip thread.). Alex, I think my place will be next on the GTG list so hurry up and get better....I need more of those JLH thingys ;-)

Cheers

David

Sound Minds Mind Sound

 

 

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I spoke to him on the phone the day after his spinal surgery when he was still in ICU. He sounded in remarkably good spirits and was asking me about my current trip to London ! I do not know the details but suspect the problem was a narrowing of the spinal canal which required to be decompressed to create more room for the tail end of the spinal cord and associated blood vessels (spinal canal stenosis). If so, the rehab (I now sub-specialise in this and related areas ) will be relatively quick hopefully a month or so as opposed to up to 12 months for total knee replacements as discussed in another thread.His knees may have also been contributing to his immobility and might slow his rehab.

 

Alex was happy to talk about his situation in CA "if asked". I am glad you asked! Beware though, his closing comments were "I'm gonna give them hell about my linear rips".It seems you can't keep a good man down !

 

David L

 

David:

 

Thank you for the update. I thought he was just having knee surgery. I did not know he was also having back surgery. My wife had spinal stenosis in a couple of lower vertebrae, and the fusion surgery was very successful for her.

 

When you speak to Alex again, please give him best wishes from "the other Alex" here at CA.

 

Regards and happy new year,

--Alex C.

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I just spoke with AlexK. He has been transferred to a rehab hospital and being mobilised with physiotherapy etc. He is already managing a few stairs with assistance so this is a great sign.

 

I was able to confirm that the diagnosis was spinal canal stenosis and it was was decompressed.This involved laminectomies (removal of part of the bone that forms the canal) at a number of levels and thus a fusion with bone graft was required to re-stabilise the spine.Another unrelated problem may also require surgery which may lengthen his time in hospital, or maybe done later, but also with good expected results.

 

Importantly Alex remains in good spirits and informs me he is enjoying the constant feeding, is being well looked after and is feeling much better.He was unaware of this thread and so I suggested he tune in to have a read if he has a chance.

 

Cheers

David

Sound Minds Mind Sound

 

 

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I wrote to him once but it bounced back, as if his email address is not working anymore.

 

My emails to his private address also bounced. Hopefully, now that he is aware, he may be able to read this thread.WiFi access to the internet is available for patients at his hospital.I presume he has a laptop or smartphone but didnt think to ask.

Sound Minds Mind Sound

 

 

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Good to hear he is improving and recovering. Thanks for letting us all know.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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Good to hear he is improving and recovering. Thanks for letting us all know.

 

Now that the nerve impulses to and from Alex's brain are free to flow unimpeded, I'm sure he'll agree you about pretty near everything, Dennis. ;)

One never knows, do one? - Fats Waller

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. - Einstein

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Now that the nerve impulses to and from Alex's brain are free to flow unimpeded, I'm sure he'll agree you about pretty near everything, Dennis. ;)

 

That got a laugh out of me. Maybe it will Alex too.

 

Let's just hope Alex doesn't develop a new hypothesis where spinal canal stenosis results in improved hearing acuity.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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Alex -

 

Hope you're reading this and soaking in all the good vibes ;) Best wishes for a complete recovery and a very happy 2015!

 

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