In the hospital

Yesterday, I was hospitalized with appendicitis. I expect to be here another two or three days. Blogging will be difficult until I get out, though I may at least be able to schedule one or two things I’ve got mostly written. Expect a return to your regularly-scheduled blogging on Thursday, though I don’t really know. Now, incidentally, would be a good time to sign up for an RSS feed aggregator like Google Reader and subscribe to this blog’s feed, which you can find by clicking the little orange square at the top of the page.

  • Pteryxx

    yikes, take care of yourself bud.

  • tcsf

    Be well.

  • Katkinkate

    Hope your recovery is swift and free of complications.

  • Alex

    Good luck! I got acute appendicitis on my birthday a few years back, straight from a wonderful kangaroo steak to the emergency room (no bouncy jokes, please :) ), surgery the next day, hospital for a couple of days, and then home again. If you manage to blog on Thursday I’d be very impressed; I couldn’t walk for days, and even going to the toilet was a painful ordeal. Hope to see you on the other side.

  • Kylie Sturgess

    Please take a break and don’t worry about blogging!

  • Stephanie Zvan

    Guh. A whole lot of no fun at all. Take good care of yourself.

  • SherryH

    Yow! That doesn’t sound like any fun at all! Hope you heal well and are feeling better soon. Don’t try to be up and around too soon, either – take it easy and let your body heal itself.

  • Neeroc

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • machintelligence

    I’m wishing you a speedy recovery, but don’t worry, the blog can wait.

  • andyman409

    I bet at least one Christian passing by thinks that this is God punishing you. It’s a kinda sad reality.

    Get better soon.

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  • Dana Hunter

    Ouch. Hope the docs get you fixed up nicely! We’ll keep the place warm while you’re gone – take your time and focus on getting well. Let us know if you need anything – we’re here for you!

  • Tony

    Yikes. Get well soon.
    I had a guest at my bar last week who had his appendix removed at the beginning of April b/c of appendicitis. He showed me the scar. I don’t get icky about a lot of things, but that scar creeped me out, but at the same time was strangely interesting.

  • Disagreeable Me

    Get well soon, Chris.

    I’ve just recently discovered this blog. I’ll have to content myself with the archive for the time being!

  • SelfAwarePatterns

    Get well soon. Take care of yourself.

  • otrame

    The important thing with getting better from abdominal surgery is to USE YOUR PAIN KILLERS, then, get up a lot and walk. All your instincts will be telling you to hunch over to “protect” the sore place. Don’t. Stand up tall and straight. This is advice from experience. I’ve had it 4 times. I know what I am talking about.

    • Chris Hallquist

      Thanks to everyone, especially otrame. That’s what they told me at the hospital too, but it’s good to have someone reinforce it.

  • Jason Thibeault

    That sucks. More unsolicited advice: get better.

  • Perry Bulwer

    Just be glad you are an atheist and not a fundamentalist with appendicitis. I describe my own ordeal in a note preceding the following news article:

    Teen died agonizing death from ruptured appendix while parents, relatives and church elders did nothing but pray for 3 days

  • Art

    Come on now. Be a man. No reason something as minor as appendicitis should interrupt your duty as a blogger. I’ve got a fillet knife and we can take care of thing in … what … maybe five minutes.

    We just pop you up on the table, gut you like a fish, dig through the innards to find the appendix (I hear it looks kind of like your little finger, but angry red/pink), toss it out, stuff everything else back in, and finish off with a few stitches with fishing line. Simple. Nothing to it.

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