So, heh, I started drawing again right before I left to speak with my surgeon for my after-surgery follow up. Since it's been so long, and since there were quite a few times where I thought I'd never be able to draw again, I'm all "screw it- I'm not posting these in scraps"
I got a good report, by the way, and though I can't say with certainty that I'm in the clear and the problem won't return- I'm going to enjoy it while I can and just hope I can draw until I'm 115 years old.
The first 4 "pages" came from pictures (gardening book, mushroom book, national geographic) the last 3 are small vivarium ideas, and the last one came later- the airport I was at on the way back, and an elk swimming from some airline magazine.
~mechanical pencil, red or black lead, in a moleskin sketchbook.