Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Obviously, I haven't felt much like writing in a while. Some stuff happened, some stuff failed to happen, yadda yadda.

One thing that did happen that I felt I should make note of is this: I ruptured my left achilles tendon while playing basketball. I spent last Thursday night in the emergency room, Friday getting checked out and doing pre-op testing, Saturday and Sunday worrying, and Monday undergoing surgery. Right at the onset of spring in Cleveland, naturally. So all the things I've been waiting all winter to do—Ride bicycle, ride motorcycle, play outdoor volleyball—I can't do. I won't be able to use my left foot for much of anything for a minimum of two months, and I've heard rumblings from others that it may be as many as six.

This also means that my annual anniversary trip will have to be cancelled (April 6-8), as well as the MC Frontalot show in Columbus on April 9, likely the Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers show on May 1, and possibly even the Charlotte, NC trip around Memorial Day, which will have me letting down a significant number of people I care about.

In addition, I'll probably put a ton of weight back on since I won't be able to keep up the physical activity that I've been enjoying for the past two years, while simultaneously enjoying the frustration that is crutch-walking.

Let's not forget the forced work absence using up my vacation time and the extraordinary medical bills (hundreds? thousands?) that will begin to arrive next month to complete the tally of suck.

Let's have a pity party, shall we? Boo hoo.

Comment by Jonobie

Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that. :-( Being injured sucks.

Comment by KJToo

Now, I'm not a medical professional, nor do I play one on TV, but I'm going to go ahead and recommend that you not do that anymore. And by "that" I mean "rupture your Achilles tendon". In fact, if you could never mention the Achilles tendon again, it'd be good, okay?

Seriously, I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Comment by KJToo

Didn't I post a comment on this post yesterday? What happened to that comments? It was all pithy and shit!

Comment by KJToo
Ohhhh, you're screening comments! That would explain it. Shit, now I'm a spammer, aren't I? Ignore! Ignore!
Comment by blob

Maybe I can turn off the screening now that I've got an annoying captcha?

Thanks for the well wishes.

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