Monday, March 05, 2007

I'm ba-ack... sort of

Different ways to describe what I've been up to this past week:
  • The sensational: I was disemboweled. (When it's done by a skilled surgeon -- as in my case -- it's not nearly as ugly as it is in the sword and sandals movies. Although you wouldn't want to see my belly just now... in the movies or anywhere else.)
  • The seasonal: I gave up my colon for Lent. (And I won't even get it back on Easter Sunday!)
  • The grammatical: I went from a ":" to a ";"
I just got home late this afternoon and there's some settling down to be done here: It appears that I got more sleep than Long Suffering Spouse did the last two nights. Inasmuch as I was in the hospital I would have thought that was impossible. But once we get settled in here I have a few stories to share with you. There is one ground rule we must get straight right now: Absolutely no belly laughs! And you can just imagine how sincerely I mean this.

I've already thanked you all for your good wishes. But I can't help myself: I've been reading comments. So let me be redundant and repetitive: Thank you again. More soon -- maybe as soon as tomorrow.

22 comments:

Linda said...

I'm so glad that you posted today as I was wondering how you had made out with your surgery. It's nice to see that you came out with your sense of humor still intact! Would have been a real shame had the surgeons decided that needed to go along with your colon!

Rest up and we'll all be ready for stories anytime you're ready to tell them!

Where fibers meet mud said...

WELCOME BACK! We have been patiently waiting here for your return. Sory away any time you are ready... we are all eyes :O)

Where fibers meet mud said...

I meant story away!

Ben & Bennie said...

Thanks for posting, TC. I often battle with the prayer issue but I've learned that awesome Anglican technique of taking one's eyes off one's self and sending the good vibes elsewhere. You are St. Elsewhere my friend. Continue your recovery. And I do think this is answered prayer.

Ben & Bennie said...

Oh yeah, I did have a really funny post about chitlins (fried pork intestines - soul food here in the South) but I refrained due to your intestive health. I'll get back to ya with that one.

Heather said...

I'm so glad you are home! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Mother Jones RN said...

Welcome back. You were missed. I hope you had good nurses while you were in the hospital. I hope they were pretty, too;-)

MJ

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Well, that's a relief! So glad to see that you feel up to writing just a tad...
I'm sure Mrs. Curmudgeon is glad to get you home, too. Please give her my best, also!

Patti said...

Curm,
I've been thinking about you for, well, days! I found your blog probably mere hours before your ":" became a ";".

I love your sense of humor. I too am happy the surgeons let you keep it.

Know that get well prayers and good thoughts are coming at you!!

Looking forward to reading your stories, whenever you feel up to posting them.

cmhl said...

yayyyyy! I'm glad you're back, even if only a semi-colon.. aren't you glad it is OVER with?

sari said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you're back, and seem to be ok! I see they didn't splice out your sense of humor (love the "grammatical" reference).

Please rest up but blog again when you can, I'm glad to hear from you.

Bring home any souveniers? (ok sorry, just kidding, but you did say you could use it as a Christmas ornament. I hope you were kidding).

Chris said...

Nice to have you back Curmudgeon!

Anyway, all this niceness is getting too much to bear - time for some crusty posting!

There must be plenty of good material from the hospital...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I think we've gone through all the colon jokes. Good to see you back here!

Hilda said...

Curmudgeon - I'm glad to see you're OK. I've read *about* you and read your comments in Sari's blog, but for some reason had never clicked on the link to your blog. Today I did and I'm glad I did. Your profile says you're looking for regular readers...consider me a new one.

Feel better soon...

Hilda
(www.themindwobbles.blogspot.com)

The Beach Bum said...

Curmudgeon -

I glad to see that you are back and have survived the ordeal.

My latest post is about Chicago food stuffs. You may find it interesting. It's about foods that you will not be able to eat for a while.

The Beach Bum

SQT said...

Now the journey really begins huh?

I hope you're feeling okay and that LSS is hanging in there too.

And honestly, I can't wait to hear you have to say about the rest of this ordeal. Your sense of humor is unique and thank goodness still intact.

Cynthia Bostwick said...

To my favorite ";"--

Even post-op you've got us all rollin,
with jokes and great lines (none stolen?)
Now back at your house,
and loving dear spouse,
no one's missin' that dot on your colon!

Get well soon, 'Mudge'.

Lawfrog said...

Thank goodness you're back! I've been checking your blog to see when you'd post again. Here's to a speedy recovery:)

landgirl said...

Welcome back. I am glad your ense of humor is intact. Holding a pillow over your tummy can help a bit if you just have to laugh.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Glad the doctors behaved and treated you well. Have a good rest and speedy recovery. We wait to hear tales of pretty nurses and hospital intrigues.

East of Oregon said...

Oh I'm so glad to know you're through with the surgery and back home! Now the recovery begins :)

Aren't you glad it's over with?! Rest easy and I'll check back.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi curmy! so glad to hear you are back! i just got home today and ran over here to read. the internet on the ship was soooooo slow it was hardly worth it. tell us all the juicy parts please!

smiles, bee