Now I can start documenting the "recovery" process via photos, so here are some:
Top: Tom and I at his 23rd birthday party, less than a month after my discharge (August 2005)
Middle: Tiff and I at her 24th birthday party (September 2005). You can see the bandage that's covering the burn on the right arm.
Bottom: The DeArdo family Christmas picture 2005--me, Bryan, Mel in our backyard (October 2005)