I just received word that Mr. Boeree was tragically killed in a traffic accident on Wednesday. I’m entirely at a loss for words and feel a deep sadness for his family, friends, colleagues, patients and those who will never have the chance to be helped by this wonderful man.
He was a kind person, an extraordinary surgeon and I considered him a friend. Thank you for everything Nick, you will be profoundly missed. My thoughts go out to your family during this dark time.
Edit: Some more tributes for Mr. Boeree and the charity his family has chosen for donations.
Well, it’s that time of year again and I made my pilgrimage back to the desert. This year, I was able to take part in everything that I missed out on last year… pretty exciting.
This included machine guns! A group of us headed over to Machine Gun Vegas and we ordered the “Call of Duty” package. I was a little worried about the recoil, but took the plunge anyway due to my love of the video game.
AK-47s, 9mm pistols, MP5s, SCARs, .308 sniper rifles and the M249 – I don’t know what half of these names mean, but the AK-47 hurt my shoulder the most… and didn’t affect my back at all. I emailed Mike right before and asked him what he thought and he said to stay away from the shotguns. Sage advice, Mike!
All in all, it was a BIG success this year and I’m still happy at 8 months post-op. Booze, gambling, shopping, lots of dancing and machine guns and no worse for the wear. Ahhh, Vegas.
I’m still not feeling as well as I was pre-injury, but I’m probably 95% better than pre-op.