Yeah, he's super-genki these days. Short about 9 feet of lower intestine, but otherwise fine.
Thank you very much. That means a lot. So far, so good. It came as a surprise but it's funny you would ask - in hindsight, I kept on getting sick and weird aches and pains. I chalked it up to a killer workout regimen or just getting older. Your Dad is OK now?
That is some truly awful news, and I'm sorry to hear you've been having such a rough time. But I am glad to hear that it was a success and that you don't have do endure chemo. Did it come as a surprise?
I remember my dad's surgery a couple of years ago- he looked and felt like death. The chances are slim, but let me know if there's anything I can do for you, and I'll keep you in my prayers.
What's shaking, friend? Took a while off - actually, I had surgery six weeks ago. Spent most of the time in the hospital for perforated esophagus, collapsed lung, sepsis, pancreatitis, etc. Turns out I had a big tumor. It got removed, but for now I've joined the ranks of the yellow wristband set, weighing in at stage 3. I don't have to do chemo but I do take some nasty pills. Friends that have been through it say chemo sucks anyway. So far, so good. It has been more of a bitch trying to recover from all the surgery above all. My mobility is pretty limited and I'm usually hopped up on the good ****.
Welcome back, Kotter.
Compared with what it gets you around here, $1100/month is a steal. My sister had some very desirable digs for that much. If I wasn't tethered to my job here, I'd move tomorrow.
I agree. I took the gf and her kids over Thanksgiving and they were amazed at how cool people could be. Granted, they've not been mugged yet or had to pay 1100 a month rent. Some of the gentrification of the neighborhoods is amazing. One minute things look old and nondescript like 20 years ago and the next minute there are young folks with big glasses and messed up hairdos everywhere.
I still maintain that Chicago is one of the friendliest US cities.
I've been on this internet too long. All I could think of was "merkin" when you were talking about wigs. :( Yes, I visited Mount Vernon in August, as well. The framers had AC all along, that was the big secret of the Enlightenment. Life, liberty and the pursuit of freon. Check it.
They were showing helicopter shots of "Minneapolis" on the news, and it looked like it had been torn up pretty good, but I'm not surprised to hear they may have been exaggerating things a little.
Yup, it's getting to be that season. Growing up around here you kind of learn to accept it, but I don't know if you ever really get used to it. A business suit on a hot day is always murder.
Incidentally, my Mom used to drag us around on ridiculous day trips to Mount Vernon or Stratford Hall, and it was almost always on the hottest day of the year. All I could think about was how the founding fathers must have sweated their nards off in those frock coats and powdered wigs. It was child abuse, I tell ya.