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I suppose I should have updated this before now

Monday, July 03, 2017

Seeing as how mentioning an impending surgery and then disappearing is a bit rude. Sorry 'bout that.

So I survived. Got to spend a couple extra days in the hospital because I wasn't peeing right, by their reckoning. Raw hospital bills of well over 100k for the month of June (hooray for health insurance! Got one heck of a pre-existing condition now, so the current debate is even more personal now).

11 days out from surgery now, feeling mostly good, with a spare headache that comes and goes. Ditched the good drugs 3 days after getting home, but had a moment yesterday, after I sneezed a couple of times (not a good thing when the surgery was done through the nose) when I thought I might have to resort to a narcotic, but tylenol and sleep sufficed.

So, basically, I'm in a holding pattern, of not doing anything much, for maybe a couple more weeks yet. I'm allowed to walk, as far as exercise goes, but that's not particularly enticing, even if I drive out to a nearby park. TV is kind of annoying, as far as generating the headaches, so the best laid plans of binging on Netflix hasn't materialized, either. And in the worst indignity, the just now ripening mulberry bush that had broken months ago was cut down and removed completely by the neighbors who have no appreciation for those sweet sweet berries, nor any concept of how much joy eating that fruit straight off the tree really brings. I'm pretty pissed off at them, to be honest.

State of boredom, then, that's where I'm at. Could be worse.

Gonna use my Michigan Theater membership to go see Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator for free tomorrow night. That ought to be fun.
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    glad you are on the road to recovery, best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery!
    504 days ago
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    I'm glad everything went well!
    505 days ago
    I'm really glad you're okay! How does reading feel? That might help the boredom.
    505 days ago
    Well glad that the surgery is behind you now. Yes, it would not be a pleasant experience to sneeze after that surgery.

    Well, as you say, thank goodness for insurance. And yes, pre-existing conditions are a bear to deal with when it comes to insurance. **SIGH**
    505 days ago
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