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r2-d2

It's the little things in life...

.... like not feeling excrutiating pain, that make days like this rather pleasant.

As I mentioned to a friend earlier, the whole lying in bed doubled over in pain thing was getting old, but for now at least it seems to have past and I'm feeling almost back to normal now. My eating is still totally out of wack, but at least the pain is almost entirely gone today.

Yesterday my brother went in to have a spleenectomy so that caused a bit of stress in the family, but he made it through fine and he's hoping to be out of the hospital in the next day or two. I got to spend a couple of hours in the hospital talking to his wife last night and it was pretty cool. I don't think I'd talked to her for that long in the 4 or so years that they've been together. So that was a good thing.

Today I've been sitting around the office all day waiting for some calls and waiting so I could go out and deal with some paperwork stuff. Truly exciting and fascinating stuff I tell ya.

Anyways. I'm off now and hopefully later I can go check out Blade Trinity (because I'm a geek and I like movies like that).

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I'm so glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better, as well as your brother. And ooooohhh...Blade Trinity....!
Well, I was feeling better. Then not so much, now I'm back to ok-ish.

*sigh*

It's good to see an overall improvement, but it's frustrating to keep hitting the "you're still not healthy yet" wall (which I keep forgetting is there)

No movie for me tonight.
yay for not being in horrible excruciating pain!

also, i'm glad to hear your brother's doing well. was this an emergency operation?
Figuring out how to avoid excrutiating pain is definitely an important survival tactic. One I highly recommend.

I wasn't feeling so good this afternoon/evening, but I'm feeling better now. I keep having trouble figuring out what my body is trying to tell me lately. It's kind of frustrating having to re-learn what hunger pains etc... feel like (since my stomach is generally grumpy I keep not being sure if I'm hungry or not until I'm seriously crashing and feeling famished, not good).

The operation wasn't an emergency. He'd been having problems with his blood and the drs finally figured out that it was probably his spleen so it was a scheduled removal. They'd had him on some specific drug that would stabalize the situation while they checked out the possibilities. The operation took longer than expected because the spleen was significantly larger than they expected so instead of making a small incision they had to do a substantial bit of cutting in order to remove it. Not the best case scenario, but well within what they were prepared to deal with. The only major downside for him will be a longer recovery time, but at least he should be able to go home in the next day or so.
Figuring out how to avoid excrutiating pain is definitely an important survival tactic. One I highly recommend.

...working on it. *little smile*

I keep having trouble figuring out what my body is trying to tell me lately. It's kind of frustrating having to re-learn what hunger pains etc... feel like (since my stomach is generally grumpy I keep not being sure if I'm hungry or not until I'm seriously crashing and feeling famished, not good).

yeah, no good. but a useful thing to pay attention to, to learn how to interpret.

Not the best case scenario, but well within what they were prepared to deal with. The only major downside for him will be a longer recovery time, but at least he should be able to go home in the next day or so.

yeah, from what i hear, recovery from abdominal surgery is never fun. i'm glad to hear he's doing ok, though.