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Subject:Appendix no more.
Time:10:14 am
Current Mood:groggygroggy
Well that was fairly exciting.

Got home from further confusion on Monday with my stomach feeling a bit hurty, so figured that I had gotten something that disagreed with me.
Got through work on Tuesday about the same, stomach feeling not so good and food going down a bit hard, but pain level not really even at the point of bad gas. Took a laxative and some gas-x at different points to see if I could improve things.
Wednesday at work was a bit more sucky, as the food I ate just seemed to sit in my stomach for hour and hours (didn't end up eating my lunch sandwich at all).
Next morning I waffled a bit, but decided to go in to the doctors office.

He did a bit of poking, took some blood, and sent me to get an x-ray as nothing was really conclusive. Bloodwork had my white blood cell count raised and x-ray showed some sort of accretion in the same area as my appendix. Still not conclusive at all, so he sent me over to a different hospital to get a cat scan.

Picked up Timber and Rik along the way to the hospital, finally got into the cat scan after a wait, and then was very quickly whisked into surgery. Apparently there was a 1.3cm (yes, cm) stone blocking my appendix. Surgery was predicted to be a half hour to an hour, but went about 2 hours as my appendix had already started leaking pus.

So wow, I am genuinely glad that I went to the doctor. Another couple days and it likely would have been MUCH more serious, possibly even fatal, and likely involving a couple weeks in the hospital rather than just one night of observation.

They did the surgery with laproscopic instruments, so all I have is 3 small holes that likely wont scar much and seem to be recovering fairly well. Am a bit doped up on pain medication, but doing well. As part of the laproscopic procedure, they have to inflate you like a balloon to give some space to work, so will be a little while before the last of the air re-absorbs. At the moment I have a very musical insides.
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Subject:Spare room for FC
Time:08:04 pm
Does anyone need a room for FC?

I have a room reserved that I do not need, and would like to find someone to transfer my reservation to.
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Subject:Wasteland 2 Kickstarter
Time:11:25 am
Kickstarter has been getting interesting. Rather than just waiting for cool crap to come along, you can actually take a hand in helping make it do so.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
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Subject:Dr. Horribles sing along blog: the play
Time:01:10 am
Current Mood:bouncybouncy
WOW!!!!!

Just got back in from a late night performance of a brilliantly adapted community theater version of the Dr. Horrible internet videos.

I had forgotten just how incredibly powerful that a well done musical play can be, especially with excellent source material. The choreography was tight, and the setwork was masterful for what obviously was a very low budget.
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Subject:Interesting article on some of the roots causes of nerd misery in school.
Time:08:53 am
Current Mood:blahblah
http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html

His thesis that schools are currently mostly just a part time prison definitely strike home.
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Subject:Fun in a dangerous way
Time:08:45 am
Current Mood:surprisedsurprised
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Subject:HalloweeNOT
Time:06:14 am
Current Mood:refreshedrefreshed
That was weird.  Felt really tired and funky all day yesterday, took a nap at 6pm and slept 12-13 hours.  So much for halloween parties.... : b
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Subject:Microfiction: Remembrance
Time:01:08 pm
Current Mood:sadsad
Datestamp:  3090911

It's been 8 years since the coordinated terror rammings out in the Eastern Sector, and I still remember the day like it was yesterday.

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Subject:District B9
Time:04:49 pm
Current Mood:excitedexcited
F*$&ing awsome.  Combines some of the best elements of story and setting from Blackhawk down, enemy mine, and ET in a way that flows naturally and realistically.  You can see just how governmental incompetance and human greed could lead to just such a world and situation that the characters play their parts within.  Has some very deep emotional undertones that are food for deep thought.
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Subject:Room for rent?
Time:06:35 pm
Current Mood:bouncybouncy
Anybody looking for a room for rent in Portland?

I have a room that is opening up soon and would love to find someone cool to come join my household.

Rent is $350, Utilities about $70 a month for everything and we are fairly close to the 75 bus line in SE portland.
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