Road to recovery

Thanks to our outstanding health care system, I was discharged yesterday from VGH without requiring surgery despite two injuries to my spine as a result of Tuesday morning’s cycling accident.

Prompt attention by the first responders and the fact that VGH is home to one of the continent’s best spinal cord centres undoubtedly contributed a great deal to this outcome.

(Those who doubt the value of the helmet bylaw are welcome to view my shattered bike helmet.)

Many weeks of careful recuperation lie ahead, but I want to express my deep thanks to the many people across the city, often total strangers, who sent me their best wishes for a speedy recovery. I’ll be in touch with as many as possible of you as time and energy permit.