Book Ratings

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* I didn't like it | ** It was OK | *** I liked it | **** I really liked it | ***** I loved it

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Surgery's done!

I'm home and about to take a nap. The finger hurts like the dickens and my arm is in a sling. Got stabbed three times before a vein was found for the IV.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bad finger, part deux

Just another angle. This one kind of shows just how much I can straighten and bend the finger. Not a whole lot of range, there.

Injured index finger

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Guess what happens Tuesday?

I go in for a slice and dice on my finger. Outpatient surgery. The MRI showed no infection, no mass, no tendon tears, no bone lesions. It did show fluid buildup all up the finger. The doctor thinks there still might be infection since the tenosynovitis got worse instead of better and showed no response at all to any of the drugs I was on.

I have to be at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. The surgery is supposed to start at 7:30 a.m. and be done by 8:30 a.m. I get to sit around in recovery until 10:30 a.m. at which time I get to go home. The Prodigal Son gets to take me up and bring me back, and he gets to babysit me all day to make sure nothing happens.

I'm looking forward to getting some relief, but I'm not looking forward to surgery.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Movie Saturday

Spent the afternoon and evening at the movies. First up was the new Harry Potter film.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Next up was Transformers.


I have to admit that I much more enjoyed Transformers than I did the Harry Potter. I was just in the mood for a rousing good action flick.

Both are good. I enjoyed myself.

And now I'm going to make myself sick on ice cream. The perfect end to a perfect day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Why am I always the guy?

Your results:

You are Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)

Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
River (Stowaway)
Inara Serra (Companion)
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
Wash (Ship Pilot)
A Reaver (Cannibal)
Honest and a defender of the innocent.
You sometimes make mistakes in judgment
but you are generally good and
would protect your crew from harm.

Click here to take the Serenity Firefly Personality Test

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My finger is so special!

It gets to have an MRI done on it Friday to see why it's getting worse instead of better. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Keith Olbermann says it all and much better than I ever could

The text of the commentary can be found here:

To quote just a few of the statements directed at Mr. Bush:
I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent.

I accuse you of fomenting fear among your own people, of creating the very terror you claim to have fought.

I accuse you of exploiting that unreasoning fear, the natural fear of your own people who just want to live their lives in peace, as a political tool to slander your critics and libel your opponents.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

There's a point to this?

Still no significant improvement on the finger front. I'm calling the doctor next week to see what the next step is. I'm not sure if I'll let him do the steroid injections - didn't react well to taking steroids in pill form - or whether I'll just ask to have the surgery. It's been almost three months and I'm getting really bored with this problem.

Want it fixed! Now!