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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-05-09 19:09
Subject: Guest Blog: Punning in Recovery
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Trailer Boy here, aka kenscholes. I just got home from Jay's bedside in recovery at OHSU and I'm happy to say our boy is doing well. He was awake and witty, making puns without remorse. He was waiting for a room to empty so he could be transferred up.

A couple of highlights of Jay's first post-op interview: When Adrienne ushered me in, Jay quickly told me that I couldn't hold his hand but I should feel free to touch his forehead. Over the course of too many puns to recall, he shared that his number one fear is that because his colon is now shorter, his poop may be smaller. He was grateful and relieved that the surgery went well and grateful for the outpouring of support from all his friends. He fully intends to put his bit of removed colon into a jar. He says he will use it during writing workshops to FINALLY teach others "the proper use of a semi-colon." Then, he told me I should take the old Lakeshore LJ out for a spin and tell everyone how he's doing.

At some point, he fell asleep and I slipped out to give his parents time. Adrienne took me up to meet his aunts and see his sister and niece. They all told me to pass their thanks to you for your love and support.

Our boy is doing fine. More to come later via Adrienne.

Trailer Boy out.
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-05-10 02:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"The proper use of a semi-colon."


*bows to the master*
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User: reudaly
Date: 2008-05-10 02:56 (UTC)
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Yeah... what you said.

I'm going to be dreaming of semi-colons now... bad Jay! No more anesthesia for you.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-05-10 02:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Awwwww man...y'mean they didn't also remove his punnery while they were in there?
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User: markbourne
Date: 2008-05-10 03:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks, Ken. Much appreciated.

...his poop may be smaller

So that would make it pop, right?
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robin catesby
User: deedop
Date: 2008-05-10 03:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I believe if his poop is small enough it becomes flash poop.
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Michael Curry: alton
User: mcurry
Date: 2008-05-10 03:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for letting us know, Ken!

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User: dirkcjelli
Date: 2008-05-10 12:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to hear they forgot to remove your punner ;-)
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User: mcjulie
Date: 2008-05-10 03:14 (UTC)
Subject: Ha!
"the proper use of a semi-colon" made me spray coffee all over the keyboard.

Beautiful. Thank you.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-05-10 03:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Great! Much love from both of us.
Jeff & Ann
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User: squirrel_monkey
Date: 2008-05-10 03:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for the update!
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miki garrison: disco snake
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2008-05-10 03:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:disco snake
Glad to hear that the colon resection didn't remove any of our boy's bullshit capacity. ;)

I feel the need to see some disturbing pictures with the knitted tumor.
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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-05-10 03:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So does this mean...at this very point in time...that Jay is not full of shit?
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2008-05-10 14:37 (UTC)
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It won't last long, enjoy it while you can.

I, for one, wish Jay would install a TMI bell (like a cat-bell) so I can skip the parts I *really don't need to know* but that's far too much to ask.

Glad to hear that it went well and he's on the mend. Yesterday was rather tense for me, worrying about him and for some other reasons. Hey Jay, I look forward to seeing you at the next OBP (that we're both at)! Rock on, dood!
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Jason Erik Lundberg
User: jlundberg
Date: 2008-05-10 04:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wonderful news, Ken. Thanks so much for the update.

And I will never think of semi-colons in quite the same way again.
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User: kjlj
Date: 2008-05-10 05:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Here's to a speedy and painless recovery!
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-05-10 05:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Now that's good idea for an effective teaching aid!

Snerk. Glad to hear Jay's back in fine fettle.

Thanks, Ken!
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jeffsoesbe: yeff yahoo avatar
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-05-10 05:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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I have been waiting for the semi-colon joke since the surgery was announced. I'm glad it arrived!

Great to hear that Jay is doing well and already getting back into form.

- yeff
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User: yourbob
Date: 2008-05-10 06:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Since the tumor looked like a comma to me, I too was waiting for the semicolon mention.

Jay will just have to get used to pun-ctuated digest(ion).
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User: seventorches
Date: 2008-05-10 06:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have every confidence that Jay still shits bigger than me.
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