This isn't a technical post, yet I believe the community deserves an answer as to where I've been for the last 75 days. I am home now and getting back into the swing of things. I originally went into the hospital for a severe back spasm, which turned out to be caused by a cancer known as Multiple Myeloma. The MM, presented in my spine, causing weakness in certain vertebrae. The muscle spams were caused by lytic lesions, which are basically small fractures, which impinged on a few nerves and hence the spams. With good doctors, shear force of will, a loving family, caring friends, a supportive community (a special thanks to Wibke Weilacher and the Exceptional DBA staff at RedGate), and countless prayers from those I know and those I don't, I have come a long way. My physical recovery has come farther in a faster period of time than the doctors had anticipated and my cancer is being pushed out at a fantastic rate. In the past 75 days a key protein indicator has shown a 34% reduction. I still have a long way to go, but this time I go with friends and family. You will begin to see me back to blogging and twittering. I have a lot of catching up to do.
Thank you everyone!