Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Iced in

It has been a while... sorry about that.

I am starting to feel better from my latest surgery. So, to keep count, I now no longer have:
  • Appendix
  • Gall Bladder
  • Wisdom Teeth
So, from what I see, the only things left are my tonsils and 1 kidney (don't want to lose the kidney though).

Oh, I also have extra titanium in my left ankle area.

So, my score is -2... (-3 for missing items and +1 for extra item).

I watched the movie "Sicko" last night. I REALLY think that EVERYONE should see this movie. It is Michael Moore. I know that many people do not like him for some of the stuff he has done, but I really think he is trying to be the voice of the people when the people don't know what is going on. His movies, especially this one, are trying to make a point and somewhat educate the people of the US about things that are important.... he is sort of like a news reporter that is very persistent. Sure, some of the stuff is a bit melodramatic, but it helps make the point. This movie, more so than any others, is important to EVERYONE!

Anyway, there was my soapbox speech.

Back to me :)

I am still sore though. Anything that moves the appendix area of the body hurts. So, bathroom trips are an interesting task. The only thing that I have going for me is that some of my MS medication dulls pain, so I am not feeling as much pain.

Well, that's it, I guess. Done talking. L8er.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Wild couple weeks

So, I went on vacation a couple weeks ago (Thanksgiving break). It was a good time. Snorkeling was the best part for me. My MS didn't bother me too much, but I was quite tired at times.

It was a cruise and found out that days at sea are really BORING. They have a captive audience and try to sell, sell, sell. Besides that, there wasn't much to do if you weren't going to spend your time gambling.

My birthday fell on the last day at sea. I wasn't feeling very well. The next morning I was feeling worse! I had to get off the boat, go through customs, get to the airport, wait through the security line, then sleep on the floor while waiting for my flight. Fly back home (all the time feeling like shit).

My wife had decided that I HAD to go to the hospital. I went. My appendix had ruptured!!! I was a day or two away from dead.... needless to say, I was in the hospital for most of the week and am still on pain meds now (1 week since surgery) with new cuts and bruises on me.

Needless to say, it has been wild. Tomorrow I will TRY to go back to work. I am a little worried about that since I know that there are a million things waiting for me.