Two Pieces of Good News for The Ghost Inside
Most of what we’ve read recently regarding The Ghost Inside’s recovery from their November 2015 bus crash has been tough to swallow: more surgeries needed, a bone infection, delayed timelines for recovery, that sort of thing.
But today, at least, we get a double-shot of encouraging updates: drummer Andrew Tkaczyk is continuing his quest to re-learn how to play the drums with a prosthetic leg, and guitarist Zach Johnson might not need as much additional surgery to fix his shattered femur as he’d thought.
The drummer and guitarist shared some details via their Instagram accounts. Read below.
I went into my ortho doctor to schedule my major surgeries and hospital time today. And I left with a smile on my face! After speaking to other surgeons/reviewing my case, he came up with an alternative. This wasn’t even presented as an option last time! I’ll be going in for a smaller surgery, taking the screws out of my knee, with walking on it, that should put pressure and signals to help it mend. I’ll be seeing a bone specialist to be put on an array of meds/injections, and will use a machine that stimulates bone growth daily. There is NO guarantee this will work, but with my history he recommends this before the last resort. I’ll be having surgery as soon as he can, and 3 months after I’ll have an idea of where I’m at with it. The dark clouds looming over me have brightened up a bit. Today was a good day. Enjoy the weekend! FUCK YES. Photo// @forever_goldd
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Baby steps, but great to hear nonetheless. Hopefully this means they’ll be able to stay on track for their pledged 2017 slot on Warped Tour.