July 25th, 2011


[links] Link salad awakens sweaty and in pain

Awesome car hood ornaments — Courtesy of Dark Roasted Blend.

The Sleepover Question — Teen agers and sex.

Cern scientists suspect glimpse of Higgs boson

To Have and to Hold: The First Gay Marriages In New York City Begin — Can the American Right please tell me how many heterosexual marriages were shattered that day? Or does arrant bigtory lack objective metrics?

Do Tell — Another piece of arrant conservative bigotry falls by the wayside, yet somehow the Republic has not collapsed. Amazing, that.

The Hated and the Hater, Both Touched by Crime — Victim and perpetrator of a Muslim hate crime speak out. (Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

We could have had the Moon, instead we get Afghanistan — Ah, conservative priorities. A darkly funny commentary on what Mr. Bush's War bought us. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

?otD: Got opiates?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 225.6
Currently reading: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin


[cancer] Home Sunday with my sutures

Yesterday was quite a day. [info]danjite and [info]khaybee are staying here for about a week, and they were about. [info]the_child came home from her Seattle sojourn. [info]zellandyne dropped by for a few hours, along with briefer visits from [info]davidlevine, [info]kateyule and [info]maclark2005. Also, all three of my parents. And Mother of the Child. And H—. And her dog.

Me, I presided from my chair, was occasionally fed yummy food from my apparently ever-busy kitchen, while talking, reading A Dance With Dragons, watching various people's YouTube favorites, and, eventually, one my favorite movies, the 1985 Australian release Blissimdb ].

My incision pain was pretty steady and intrusive all day long, but I realized late in the day I was being too low-mobility. The current diet of Ibuprofen and Tylenol doesn't nearly approach Dilaudid or Vicodin for pain control, but my body is a lot happier. Lower GI is still very slow and funky, however. So more moving around for me today, for a bunch of good reasons. I did take a Lorazepam in hopes of sleeping better through the pain last night, results ambiguous from this morning's perspectives. Also doesn't help that it's hot as heck here (by Oregon standards), and I can't how much of my sweatiness is pain related, how much is medication related, and how much is just weather related.

Still, I am expecting a quiet day around the house with whatever visitors muster themselves. I don't figure on leaving again until I go to my post-op followup Wednesday.