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03 August 2006 @ 01:02 am
Abdominal walls will tear us apart . . . again . . .  
Um, I'm alive. Probably should have mentioned that sooner. Thank you to people who tried to get in touch.

My body has decided to continue its long-dormant plan to kill me, only this time, it's beginning with my groin and working its way up*. As long as I don't wear tight-fitting pants, I can survive pretty well, with mild discomfort only when food is passing through that particular area of my small intestines. And that feeling alone makes the discomfort even more discomforting**.

But I'm getting surgery next Tuesday. Which should be a whole lot of fun, considering how much laying around I've been doing since this thing started.

Also, my computer's primary hard drive is dying after the back-up I just made, which is really good timing from the hard drive's stand-point, since now it can finally die.

PS - Miami Vice is a movie that I saw. In short, the cast can act quite well, mullets are still not attractive, Michael Mann is still a fantastic director, and Mr. Mann is still carrying on his torrid love affair with Moby (or at least his music, which includes songs in the end credits where the source designation is Heat or Collateral, and not the actual Moby album).

*Much like the Russian retaliation against Napoleon's ill-fated expansion campaign, my body seeks to first destroy my morale before forcing my soldiers to die on an ice field with frozen cannons. Or something.

** Discomfitting? I don't know anymore.
King of the Voidabaddonx99 on August 3rd, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
Hold on...
I thouht it was love that was tearing us apart again. Or was it sharks?
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on August 3rd, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
Re: Hold on...
Sharks in love.
King of the Voidabaddonx99 on August 3rd, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
Re: Hold on...
On a boat.
XCorvisxcorvis on August 3rd, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Hold on...
What about the salsa?
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Devourdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Re: Hold on...
Salsa shark. We're gonna need a bigger boat.

You know what doesn't work?

"For the purposes of capturing this marine predator, we will require a more adequately sized vessel."
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on August 3rd, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
Annie and I are very glad that you are still alive. Now, if only that damn intestine would get back into its normal place so that you can get on with feeling normal.
lord and master of the broken childrenavatarofchaos on August 3rd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
waht kind of surgery? i heard that laproscopic may be able to be used, and in that case, it is not very invasive.

also? if it IS laproscopic, be sure to have heat pads for your shoulders afterwards. you will want ot be laying flat for like a day with the heat on your shoulders.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
I don't know which kind he will end up opting for. The consultation is the appointment, but the surgeru is probably (very confident) happening right afterwards.

I think we have spoken before about the frabjuous joy of laproscopic technique. Would not be looking too far forward for this one.
la femme stygiangunn on August 3rd, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
Doc! No dying!
XCorvisxcorvis on August 3rd, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
Katie also says "No dying!"

Doc, would you like us to come over and cook for you while you recuperate?
2 Places at oncefayde on August 3rd, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
I was going to offer that too...especally since I seem to be about the place regularly anyway.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
That would be awesome. My mom is covering the first day, but I will be in touch.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
Um . . . okay? Because in the long run, I don't think I can make that happen.
astcetc snafuwonderlandkat on August 3rd, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
awww, I hope it all goes well for you!
lyght on August 3rd, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
Naar. Again. Well, good luck with your surgery.
like a hundred billion hot dogs: arthalf_double on August 3rd, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Will this surgering be in the MN or the WI? Inpatient or outpatient? If the former and the former, can we come visit you? Bearing balloon animals?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
MN. Outpatient. It isn't, but yes. Shit no.
A Carnot engine of self-loathingcalypsomatic on August 3rd, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
You were in one of my stressful dreams this last week! It made me want to hang out with you! I am used to ministering to sick people! (see Morgan, Bria: the year 2004)
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 4th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
That would be cool. I will make it a point to call on your expertise :-)
devilstears on August 3rd, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
I hope the surgery is as quick and painless as they can make it, and that if fixes the problem as thoroughly as it can be fixed. I hope that you are kept entertained in the time afterward as well. Good luck!
masui on August 3rd, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Er, and by that I mean Arr, shore leave granted? You'll be back on yer sea legs in no time.

I'll save some treasure for you, under an X.
Happylittledevilhappy_l_devil on August 3rd, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Best wishes buddy. Let's plan on getting toether after the surgery sometime.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on August 3rd, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
oh dear. Good luck!
The past is prologue: colornemoren on August 4th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Lemme know if you'd like some company.
I'll cook for you too, if you like living on the edge while laid up.
DivineGothdivinegoth on August 7th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
I hope that the surgery goes well and that your recovery is quick. Take care.