November 17, 2009

TMI, Probably. UPDATED.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:10 pm

There is probably a handful of you who’ve wondered if I’ve decided to give up blogging in favor of something less time intensive, such as, for example, collecting twine. Nope.

The reason I’ve been away from the keys (and will not spend much time at the keys for a few more days) is that I had surgery on Friday. No, it was not an emergency, nor was the condition life-threatening, but it was something that had to be taken care of.

I’m convinced that one of the tactics used by surgeons to ensure a steady income stream is to downplay how positively brutal post-surgical recovery can be, particularly for the first two days. After the first two days, one is just really sore and feels generally weak and shitty. The last time I had surgery with general anesthesia I was five years old. I seem to remember recovering faster back then.

I’m walking about now, albeit SLOWWWWWLY, and sleeping way more than I usually do.

So, that’s the story, peeps.


Update 11/22/09: I would like to thank everyone for the good wishes, all of which made me smile inside. Predictably, some of the comments were wonderfully smart-alecky (No, I will not change my name to “Jamie,” although “Grace” might be nice). I loved and appreciated every one of them. They most definitely helped.

I’m finally feeling considerably better. I even have managed to get my sorry ass outside for a few “strolls” (Still not ready to begin righteous groundpounding).

Thanks again, peeps.


  1. *Smooch* Hope you heal quickly, my friend!

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — November 17, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

  2. ya a bit long in the tooth to get the blank shooter process.

    Comment by James Old Guy — November 17, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

  3. Awww, get well soon!

    Comment by Mary — November 17, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

  4. Here’s hoping for a complete recovery. I am looking forward to the removal of a painfull hemmerhoid. In November, 2012.

    Comment by Cappy — November 17, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

  5. Easy does it, Jimbo. Take good care.

    Comment by Jean — November 17, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  6. May you have a speedy and complete recovery, Jimbo. And, if the surgery had anything to do with the Nutsackal Region, a comprehensive case of amnesia.

    Comment by Elisson — November 18, 2009 @ 12:41 am

  7. Couldn’t have been hair implants, although you could probably sell some of your locks if ya ever needed extra cash.

    Hope you feel well soon.

    Comment by Dan — November 18, 2009 @ 12:51 am

  8. Ah dang, you didn’t tell us why you had to go in! Let me guess. You had to have your foot surgically removed from someone’s bottom?

    Seriously, wishes for a quick recovery. I’m amazed at how good the doctors are these days.

    Comment by Carl Brannen — November 18, 2009 @ 12:58 am

  9. Jimbo – of course they told you it wouldn’t hurt a bit.. it really didn’t hurt THEM one bit. May your recovery now speed along much more smoothly than the first couple of days did!

    Comment by Teresa — November 18, 2009 @ 1:01 am

  10. This wasn’t some trans-gender thing was it? Do we need to call you Jamie now?

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, my friend!

    Comment by Jerry in Indiana — November 18, 2009 @ 1:12 am

  11. Hope you have a full and speedier recovery my friend. Need anything, yell.

    Comment by Laughing Wolf — November 18, 2009 @ 5:58 am

  12. geez, hope you’re doing well. general anesthesia sucks, but I’ve been considering it, just to get through the next three years. if ya need anything, just give a holler, i’m only 30 exits away!

    Comment by gregor — November 18, 2009 @ 8:36 am

  13. Glad everything went OK. Rest up. Pull that velvet rope at the side of your bed if you need anything.

    Comment by dogette — November 18, 2009 @ 9:22 am

  14. Call Catfish…

    Comment by Yabu — November 18, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  15. Hope you’re on the mend and feeling better!

    Comment by Dan O — November 18, 2009 @ 11:21 am

  16. Feel better soon!!

    Was it rabies?

    Comment by Laura — November 18, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

  17. It will take a few days to get over the pain of penis enlargement surgery. Just keep reminding yourself of how much money you’ll save on male enhancement products.

    Hey, Jerry started it!

    Comment by Mark — November 18, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

  18. Hey Jimbo, hope you feel better.

    Comment by RobbieRob — November 18, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

  19. A speedy recovery, Jim! We missed ya! Thought I was going to have to make fun of Brooklyn all by myself. 😉

    Actually, I was checking the AP wire everyday at work, expecting a bulletin concerning a certain Joisey peep with great farookin hair being transported to Bethesda so his foot could be extracted from Palosi’s ass. Damn. I already had the image firmly planted in my head. 🙂

    Comment by JerseyJerry — November 18, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

  20. Hi, Jim!
    Hope you get better soon!
    I loved the iomage of your feet being extracted from somebody’s ass …

    Comment by Maria Edi — November 19, 2009 @ 6:44 am

  21. Jim, scotch is much more pleasant than general anesthesia. My collection but awaits your call!

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — November 19, 2009 @ 7:19 am

  22. Operation which just had to be done?…….Just don`t come out in lace & hose calling yourself Jamie!

    Comment by dudley1 — November 19, 2009 @ 10:13 am

  23. … ouch, man….. get well soon…… you guys are in our thoughts… .

    Comment by Eric — November 19, 2009 @ 10:46 am

  24. Belated wishes for a speedy recovery

    Comment by hoosierboy — November 19, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

  25. @JerseyJerry…I heard that. 😉

    Hairboy, Hairboy, Hairboy…what’s this I hear? You’ve gone and toined yourself into a goil? It’s really not so bad, if you can deal with having your thighs waxed and buying tampons once a month, although, at your age, I’m guessing you’d probably skip the latter and go straight to the hormone replacement therapy to alleviate those pesky hot flashes.

    A speedy recovery to you, dahling…and when you’re all better, maybe we can go clothes shopping together.

    Comment by Erica — November 19, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

  26. I’ve had operations like that. As I recall, none of them were particularly enjoyable.

    But you’ll get past it. That’s the whole idea, after all.

    Comment by CGHill — November 19, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

  27. Sending you Get Well Wishes for a speedy recovery! 😉

    Comment by Kimela — November 19, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

  28. Take care of yourself. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by John in May-retta — November 20, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

  29. It’s very knotty of you to string us along like that.
    But I hope all falls into place soonest.

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 20, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

  30. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Comment by Kevin — November 20, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

  31. Glad to have you back!! Get Well Soon.

    Comment by Bill Garrison — November 21, 2009 @ 6:18 am

  32. Get well quickly, Jim!

    Comment by Ms. Pat — November 21, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

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