On the table

About the time this goes live, I’ll be on the operating table, getting my nerves realigned. (Literally. Look up “spinal stenosis.”) I have been given no reason to think this is a particularly complicated procedure, and I expect to come out of it no worse than I went in.

Saturday I sprung this idea:

I still hate the idea. Then again, I’ve burned up the last of my paid days at work as of this afternoon, so “subsequent expenses” are still something of a worry. (I have, I think, enough on hand to cover the annual out-of-pocket on my gold silver bronze zinc health-insurance plan.) I don’t plan a formal fundraiser or anything like that, largely because this requires setting an official goal, which sort of rubs me the wrong way. (If you’re curious, I was thinking in terms of $4,000.) That said, I would be grateful for anything anyone feels like stashing into my PayPal account (chaz -at- dustbury.com).

Any posts I have in the can will be dribbled out over the next day or two. I expect to be released Tuesday, maybe Wednesday at the latest.


  1. ETat »

    27 June 2016 · 10:24 pm

    Wishing you a quick and easy operation and a speedy recovery.

  2. Joe »

    28 June 2016 · 6:41 am

    I hope all went well

  3. ms7168 »

    28 June 2016 · 8:11 am

    Do they not have a paid disability available? You certainly qualify until such time as they release you back to work!

  4. CGHill »

    28 June 2016 · 12:55 pm

    After today’s physical-therapy session, I may never get out of here.

  5. Donna »

    29 June 2016 · 10:37 am

    Hey guys! I set up a GoFundMe page for Charles–


    Consider this a one-time subscription fee to Dustbury.

  6. Suburbanbanshee »

    2 July 2016 · 6:23 pm

    Physical therapy hurts, and makes you realize how bad things are. But then you do better, and it stinks less. Get better soon!

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