Surgery Today (Dec 17), Slowdown in releases and updates for a few days (updated Dec 22)
Submitted by John T. Haller on December 17, 2013 - 8:27am
Greetings fellow Portable Appers. I wanted to give everyone a heads up that there will be a slowdown in new and updated apps for a few days. I'm going into surgery for a broken leg/ankle due to a fall on an icy sidewalk here in NYC. The surgery isn't suppose to be too bad, maybe an hour and a half. Recovery will take a couple months. I have to run as they're taking me earlier than expected. If something happens to me, there are contingency plans in place. I'll update as soon as I can.
Update Dec 17th at 5:48pm - Surgery was successful. I'm on heavy duty pain killers, so no more posts today. I'll be in the hospital through tomorrow at least. I'll update as I can. Thanks for the supportive words.
Update Dec 20th at 4:38pm - I'll be released from the hospital tomorrow. The damage was extensive enough that it needed a few more days. I'll be unable to walk on it at all for at least two months and need to keep it elevated much of the time. We're working on a way for my home setup to accommodate this. Once I've been home for a few days, releases and updates will continue, but I'll probably be working at a reduced pace for a while due to pain and tiredness. I'll be unable to travel as well. I'll keep everyone update on how it affects PortableApps.com on my blog here and will post some details of how I'm recovering on my personal site for those who are curious. Thanks everyone for your support and patience.
Update Dec 22 at 4pm - I was released from the hospital last evening and returned home. At my final review they were happy with my progress so far. I hadn't mentioned it earlier, but I was injured in the recovery room after regaining consciousness when another doctor ran into my leg. They took additional xrays afterwards and they said the metal plate, screws and bones still appeared to be where they should be. So, I'm back home and on big bad pain meds for a while with a followup in a few weeks. Physical therapy will start in two months or so once I'm allowed to put weight on my ankle/leg. I'm working out a way to be able to sit at my main desk with my leg elevated so I can work in the times the right balance of pain reliever is struck (too little = bad pain, too much = loopy) but until then I can still post and do smaller stuff from my laptop and tablet. I'll update again as I have more to share on progress and getting things back up to speed. Thank you all again for your support.