The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 September 2004

Good for what ails me

Very seldom in life are the words "Oh, look, a rupture!" an indication of good news.

But if there's one thing I've learned, it's that "very seldom" hardly ever means "never," and well, that infamous Second Infection I mentioned yesterday has opened up on its own and is draining its contents. (More than that, you don't want to know.) Assuming this pattern holds for the next few days, I won't have to sweat the possibility of surgery.

On the other hand, this will force the rescheduling of my knee operation, but that's no surprise; stuff like that gets cancelled even if all you have is a case of the sniffles.

Posted at 4:34 PM to General Disinterest


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Well, that needed a Not Safe For Those Who Just Ate warning.

Disgusting or not, I hope you're feeling better soon.

Posted by: michele at 5:31 PM on 6 September 2004

I agonized over the wording for a whole ten minutes, trying to convey the sheer splendiferousness of it all without using too many Extremely Specific terms. It would appear I was not entirely successful.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:42 PM on 6 September 2004

Hey, at least you didn't put up a picture. I'll give you that much.

Posted by: michele at 5:57 PM on 6 September 2004

A handful of folks to whom I sent links to a page describing the situation are no doubt, even as I type, estimating what the price of their silence will be.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:28 PM on 6 September 2004

As one who has gone through:

two tooth extractions due to abscesses
two hurricanes, one which seemed to have decided it liked the place and wanted to stay awhile

I not only sympathize, I empathize.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 6:56 PM on 6 September 2004

I really want to know! But I do realize that it's none of my business.

So don't tell me - but I do care, in that morbidly curious way of mine.

Posted by: Dan & Angi at 12:15 AM on 7 September 2004

As for knee surgery and infections, my wee wifey is rapidly completing her intended list of piercings and tattoos so that all are healed in time for the replacement scheduled for next February.

Posted by: triticale at 7:40 AM on 7 September 2004

There is a bit of idiom out here that describes the act of reproaching someone forcefully: "He tore me a new one."

Let us say merely that this is not entirely metaphor, and leave it at that.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:23 AM on 7 September 2004

"Tore me a new one"
Eeeewwwww!!
I feel your pain, so therefore I will not make you the butt of any jokes.

Posted by: paulsmos at 10:48 AM on 7 September 2004

To coin a phrase, "Ouch."

Posted by: McGehee at 11:08 AM on 7 September 2004

OmG.

Posted by: Vickie at 3:20 PM on 7 September 2004