March 26, 2005

Much Better, Thanks.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:57 am

Yes, six days into the meds, and I am feeling much, much better, thank you. In fact, I feel about 90% normal, which is quite amazing, given the way I felt last Monday. I have benefited from lots of horizontal and comfortable chair time, aided by a stack of books– generally potboilers, rather than any heavy-duty stuff — to help pass the time.

So, you ask, “Yo, Jimbo what was wrong? Enquiring minds want to know.”

Well, let’s just say that it was an infection (of unknown etiology) that I have experienced twice before over the last dozen years, and it resides in a spot where no male wants to have an infection. Its symptoms? Let’s just say that, while sitting or lying absolutely still (and properly “supported”), things are OK, but moving around or (gasp!) standing up requires a bit of mental preparation for the surge of pain that would normally accompany a swift kick in the stindeens. (Ladies, it may not be the pain of childbirth, but it’s gotta be right up there.)

Indeed, today, I feel well enough that I might even do a bit of regular posting later, now that I don’t have to deal with the “Holy Shit!!” moment that previously would have been part of standing up. In fact, tomorrow, we will be heading off to daughter’s house for a MAHvelous Easter dinner.

I want to thank everyone for sending me their best wishes in comments, e-mails and phone calls. I read the comments and e-mails during the brief periods of standing in front of the computer, which were part of side-trips on the way to the bathroom. I was moved and inspired by them. And, as for the comments left by these three smartasses these three friends of mine, which made me laugh when I didn’t feel much like laughing, let me stress that I did not, do not, and never have had a venereal disease, but thanks for the laugh. Of course, I may personally serve you bastards with process in Jekyll.


  1. Glad to see you’re back among the living, Jim.

    Comment by DMerriman — March 26, 2005 @ 1:16 pm

  2. Aye carumba! Sounds like a hellish week, Jim — glad you’re on the mend.

    Comment by david — March 26, 2005 @ 2:30 pm

  3. He’s Alive!

    Take care…

    Comment by moos — March 26, 2005 @ 3:16 pm

  4. holy cow. Glad things are back to somewhat normal. Take it easy 🙂

    Comment by caltechgirl — March 26, 2005 @ 3:31 pm

  5. Glad to hear you’re doing better. Gotta take care of the cojones. Welcome back and have a great Easter.

    Comment by Dash — March 26, 2005 @ 3:41 pm

  6. Did not and do not I can buy. Never have is kind of a stretch, though. Real glad to hear you’re better. Never had one of those, don’t want one, thanks.

    Comment by Sluggo — March 26, 2005 @ 4:16 pm

  7. Good to see you’re feeling better. We missed your wit and wisdom.

    Comment by Enlighten-New Jersey — March 26, 2005 @ 5:17 pm

  8. Eeek! I was under the influence of NyQuil or I would have been one of the well-wishers.

    Glad you’re back to being up and around, some. I hope you and yours have a happy Easter Sunday.



    Comment by Margi — March 26, 2005 @ 6:30 pm

  9. Well, hell…back to the land of the living, eh? Good to hear that, Jim. You rest up and get ready for Jekyll.

    And you just try serving me with anything other than a drink, pal…you may recall that I’ve got some pictures of the LAST Jawja fest. Capisca?


    Comment by zonker — March 26, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

  10. I’m an idiot…forgot to say: have a Happy Easter!

    Comment by zonker — March 26, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

  11. Happy to see you made it, you had us all worried. See you in April, Cat.

    Comment by Catfish — March 26, 2005 @ 7:02 pm

  12. Yeesh, that sounds rather uncomfortable. Glad to hear you’re better.

    Comment by rita — March 27, 2005 @ 8:45 am

  13. D—.

    I’m trying to catch up on my reading, and I find you’ve been sick.

    I’m sorry that you’ve been ill, but relieved to hear you’re better now (especially in light of the symptoms).

    I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

    And thank you for your kind thoughts the other day. Everything has turned out much better than I expected.

    Comment by aelfheld — March 27, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

  14. Hell, you probably picked up that infection from a toilet seat— in a lady’s bathroom.

    Glad to know you’re feeling better.

    Comment by Acidman — March 27, 2005 @ 7:56 pm

  15. Ouch! Glad the meds finally kicked in and started working. Even more glad to see you back posting – whe might’ve had to call out the National Guard to dind out what happened to you – then you would’ve had to explain to them… eeek! *grin*

    Comment by Teresa — March 29, 2005 @ 12:18 am

  16. Good grief – looks like preview is my friend and I failed to acknowledge it…

    that should be “we” instead of “whe” and “find” instead of “dind”… OMG. It’s late isn’t it.

    Comment by Teresa — March 29, 2005 @ 12:19 am

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