Wednesday, August 15, 2007


This is curious, although perhaps not as disturbing as it sounds. There's a seemingly mis-guided comment thread in the local paper here. More this evening, if I can muster the energy.

H/T: The Orlando Sentinel.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


But not safe for work. Or the faint of heart. Or my wife. But it's truly hysterical....And just in case you need more of this particular brand of madness....

Added: If you want to see something truly disturbing, go to YouTube and search on "Full Metal Jacket Elves".

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Out of the Hospital

Mom was discharged today, much to her relief. She's actually in good shape at the moment, but I'm going to have her stay with me for a couple of days just to make sure. Tomorrow we will schedule the next round of doctors' appointments. We should find out the surgery date next week. It's listed in her charts as an outpatient procedure, but I'm not sure I believe that. That's a fairly large chunk of colon to be removed....

Also, I want to thank those of you who have sent along your kind wishes and prayers. K and I really do appreciate them. (Mom would too, if she knew about them. But she doesn't know I blog, and I plan to keep it that way.)

PS Mom has fallen asleep reading the first Harry Potter book.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More Good News

The bladder biopsies are back, and Mom does have bladder cancer. However, it's "low-grade", hasn't penetrated very far into the bladder wall, and easily treatable. The treatment is gross enough that I won't bother to describe it, but while unpleasant it beats surgery, full-blown chemo, or radiation treatment. The surgery on her colon should be scheduled for next week.

I had no idea how tense I was until K called me with the results. She had taken the morning shift in the hospital so I could get a half-day in at work. When K told me the relatively good news, I felt a great deal of relief. I hadn't felt any when we got the results of the colon biopsies, but now I feel much better. There's still a longish road ahead, but at least for the moment we can't see the end of it, and ultimately that's all we can ask for....