Where’s Assaf?

The past three months have been quite the adventure. On May 4, I was headed home, walking back from my regular coffee shop, and was hit by a car going way too fast.

Seriously hit. Broken bones, torn liver, spinal cord injury, the works. I ended up in ICU, sedated for two weeks, underwent 7 surgeries. They were not sure that I’d make it out alive, or fully recover, possibly be paralyzed.

I don’t really remember anything that happened until the middle of June, when one day, I really woke up, and wondered where I was and what was going on.

I was in hospitals and rehab facilities for a total of two and a half months, healing, going through PT and other rehab therapies. I had to relearn how to walk and type, among other things.

I’m still not 100%. I use a wheelchair and various walkers, but I know in a few weeks I’ll be able to walk on my own thanks to a wife that’s making every effort to help me get there.

The doctors say I’ve made a remarkable recovery, partially because I was active and healthy before the crash and partially because I had a wonderful wife advocating for me every step of the way.

Thank you to everyone who sent a nice note, either to me or to my wife. I’m still going to outpatient rehab every day. Labnotes will return soon.

-- Assaf

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