The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

15 December 2004

Staggering in

Whatever else one may think of the American health-care system, when it works, it works efficiently. I got to the ambulatory facility a tick or two before seven-thirty, and by ten they were wheeling me to the curb. (Try that in the European Union.)

Of course, the offending joint is wrapped to Egyptian-sarcophagus standards, and it's carrying a portable glacier to boot, but this is just temporary, and I've laid in an additional stock of Rush Limbaugh's favorite painkiller, just in case.

I expect maybe a week of downtime. In the meantime, there are lots of places on the blogroll to fulfill your daily requirement of free ice cream. And anyway, old bloggers never die; as Spoons says, they just stop getting linked.

And thanks to Steffanie of the ELF Liberation Front for performing the tedious tasks this morning that, due to really bad pain followed by really good anesthesia, I was unable to undertake on my own.

Posted at 11:49 AM to General Disinterest

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Best of luck to you with your procedure. Mine went pretty well.

Posted by: Spoons at 1:40 PM on 15 December 2004

Hey Charles,
At the least, you, spoons and me don't have to think about knee replacement yet. My mother just went through that. I have learned one thing though, should have bought stock in advil, that is the only one that does me any good on bad days.

Posted by: anstranger at 4:56 AM on 19 December 2004

The surgeon told me some months ago: "You'll have to have it replaced. I'd rather replace it when you're 60, though, than when you're 50."

Seems inarguable to me.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:25 AM on 19 December 2004