Archive for October, 2002

oh, AND

October 28, 2002 - 11:03 pm Comments Off on oh, AND

Skip this post if you don’t want any spoilers at all about The Ring (but they’re not major spoilers).

The movie showing was at 7:35. About 20 minutes into the movie is when they show the video for the first time. Our caller ID shows a call from “Unknown, 555-555-5555” at 7:55. I told hub that if someone left a message saying “7 days” on the voicemail, that I was likely to do something – although I don’t know what.


October 28, 2002 - 10:56 pm 1 Comment

We went to see The Ring tonight. It’s scary. Really, really scary. It’s like if Kubrick and Hitchcock got together with Shyamalan to make a film. It’s the creepiest movie I’ve seen in years. If you like scary movies, you have to go see it.

There were two gay guys behind us who screamed every time there was a scary part, and one would jump so hard he’d kick our chairs. It was rather amusing. And then as major plot points were revealed, one of them would say “Oh. My. GAWD.”

Hub sez he’s got to research the best bullet for killing zombies. Do they have to be silver, do you think?

The story thus far

October 28, 2002 - 1:19 pm 3 Comments

On request from JenBen, here’s the synopsis on the boob thing.

10/01 – discover a little bump on the bottom of my left boob. Since I’d just had a baby, I thought it might be a plugged duct or something.

3/02 – bump still there. I ask my OB about it who sends me to see a surgeon. Get a mammogram and an untrasound which show a nodule. Surgeon says there’s less than 5% chance it’s malignant, suggests we wait 6 months and see how it looks then.

early 9/02 – mammogram, ultrasound, etc. Bump still there, surgeon suggests removing it in a procedure called excisional biopsy. I have the surgery on the 10th. Pathology says tissue is benign.

mid 9/02 – the wound isn’t healing well. There’s necrotic tissue in the middle and dying tissue all around the incision.

early 10/02 – surgeon suggests that I have another surgery to remove the necrotic tissue, clean up the edges of the wound, and bring them together. I agree and surgery is done.

mid 10/02 – some of the steristrips start to come off and I notice the incision is repoening. There’s a dime sized hole in the bottom of the scar that looks deep. I call the doctor at night and he tells me to come in the next morning. Later that evening I put the 1 year old in bed and got tangled up in the blanket and crib rail and feel a sudden pain. The next morning the wound is about 2.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide and so deep I literally expect to see my rib bones.

The doctor said that we need to have a wet to dry dressing, which involves packing the wound with saline soaked gauze and changing it daily. I go in to Wound Care every day to have this done.

Last week – the surgeon said I’m a good candidate for a Vacuum Assisted Closure and asks Wound Care to evaluate me for that purpose. They concur, and tomorrow I will hopefully be fitted with my little portable suction device. It will hopefully greatly reduce healing time.

That’s all so far! I’ll post more when I know it.


October 26, 2002 - 11:49 pm 4 Comments

Oh hey, here I am. Where the hell have I been?

We were supposed to go hunting this weekend but ended up not going because it’s flooding at the ranch. Again. Some more. This is the third time in the last 4 months.

The older daughter turned 3 this week. I can’t believe how quick she’s growing up.

Next week they’re going to put a vacuum cleaner thing on my boob. Film at 11.


October 21, 2002 - 1:29 am 1 Comment

Heard at church tonight:

Head choir singer: No way! When did I hit a D natural?
Choir leader: demonstrates what he did.
Head choir singer: And that was because I didn’t reverence the altar?

How to be childish

October 18, 2002 - 3:06 pm 5 Comments

Need help remembering how cooties worked? Look no further.
Major political platforms from the 1800s on. See! how they’ve changed! Watch! as they contradict themselves! Gape! as they grow from a couple of paragraphs to the size of War and Peace!
I bet you’d never thought that rocks are sexy before, had you?
…Or flies…
…Or cake…
Learn about the disfiguring ailment that is guitar face.
O.J. isn’t sure he’s innocent anymore. No, really.
How to stay safe in the D.C. area: tips on how to act when outdoors, and a decoy to help you gas up safely.
Oh, deer.
And on a serious note: if you’ve never encountered someone with mental illness, you probably have no clue what kind of world they live in. Here’s a glimpse into the mind of one lady who is extremely troubled.

Oh, lovely

October 18, 2002 - 1:07 am 3 Comments

I just found out what a “wet-dry dressing” is. And apparently it’s nice and painful during dressing changes. Yippee!


October 17, 2002 - 8:36 pm 3 Comments

Lookie, I finished the king-sized quilt top that I’m making for class. I still have to put on the borders, and then quilt the whole thing. If I wasn’t certifiable before I started this project, I will be afterward.

A thousand thanks to that certain blogger who sent me the Trainspotting CD from my wishlist. It totally and completely made my day!