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  1. I guess we just can’t stomach the world like we used to.
  2. Ugh, that history with IBS sounds absolutely miserable to deal with. While emergency surgery is definitely not good, I hope this leads to a better standard of living for her with it done. The immediate aftermath of my surgery went pretty smoothly since it was planned and I am still on the very young and otherwise healthy side for having the sigmoidectomy. I was up and walking around the next day and on solid food again after a few days. I was expecting the return to a normal diet to take a far longer time than it did. I had to stay in the hospital for six days after the surgery, though most of that was due to elevated creatinine in my blood work. After the surgery, I was only on Tylenol, ibuprofen, and tramadol for pain, not even anything like morphine. I’m sorry your wife had to have an epidural. My surgery was laparoscopic, so the recovery has also been a bit easier in other ways. They didn’t need to give me an ostomy bag. I needed to refrain from lifting and doing much pushing or pulling for 6 weeks. The lifting part was the hardest since I couldn’t pick up my son. I have now cleared that 6 week mark, so I can pick him up some now. Most of my incisions from the surgery are healed now. The only one that isn’t completely scarred over now is the bigger incision that they used to actually take out the part they removed. I hope your wives recovery goes smoothly. Hopefully, once this initial period of immediate recovery is done, it will be easier.
  3. That’s certainly true. I’ll admit that I personally don’t particularly like the look of the Gladiator, but I also don’t like trucks, in general, either, nor am I a car guy at all really. I had a civic first, and it did great for me until I had an accident in it, which resulted in the car sacrificing itself for me as it should. Then I got an Altima, which I loved, for around 10 years. I traded it in this past January for an Odyssey. It was hard doing so at first since I that was a great car for me, but we needed more space with the little guy. I now love driving the Odyssey, so now I am a van guy. Anyway, even though I don’t like the look of the Gladiator, myself, I can definitely see the appeal of it with how it stands out from other trucks.
  4. Oh crap! Sorry to hear that about your wife. I was terrified I’d have to have emergency surgery for my large intestine last spring and was so glad I was able to let things heal up for elective surgery. I had almost a foot of mine removed. How is your wife doing with her recovery?
  5. I had never seen a Gladiator before this past spring. Our babysitter has one and since I saw hers, I started seeing Gladiatora all over the place here.
  6. I fully believe mainstream comics is a real bitch to break out in, especially since the medium is not attracting a huge audience anymore outside of manga. I guess I was thinking along the lines of something from outside of one of the big two publishers, like Dynamite or maybe even Dark Horse, or perhaps even something even more independent or even crowd-sourced. I know the big money isn’t there in any of those cases, but since it sounded like there is a rut with things the way they are now and I didn’t know whether any of your movie work might be able to help get you an in somewhere if you wanted something different.
  7. Jacen123

    NFL 2023

    Back to the old sweat shack for him
  8. Even before Destiny brought it up, my mind was jumping towards horror comics. I can’t remember if you brought those up, Seth, in one of your other threads where you talked about AI, though. Of course, I know comics aren’t an easy field to get into either, but it seems like an environment you could get some creativity going in, too. Is it something you’ve thought about?
  9. He should mix them together and become a horrific welder.
  10. Congratulations on being an ex-X user
  11. One of the other babies at my son’s daycare is named Daenerys.
  12. Thanks! My son had such a super mild case, we had no idea that it was Covid until days after he was feeling better (which only took about half a day). My wife is already mostly feeling better, aside from taste issues and some head congestion. I haven’t had it too bad either, fortunately. Night time has been weird when I get shivers in bed but basically no fever. The coughing is also painful for some of my incision sites from my surgery. I’m trying out some things to help with that since I pretty much always cough for awhile after respiratory Jeff too s clear up. My parents, who are staying with us for a bit to help out during my surgery recovery, have unfortunately had higher fevers and have been more achy with it. Hopefully they start to feel better within the next day or so, too.
  13. Everyone in my house just got it after my son brought it home from daycare. I’m kind of amazed we made it until now without it.
  14. Sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me
  15. I finally got released today after my kidney levels finally cooperated. It feels so nice to be lying in my own bed again. I’ll finally get to see my son again in an hour or so. I won’t be able to pick him up for about 5 more weeks, though. This is the longest I’ve gone without being able to see him in-person.
  16. I just got around to watching the movie while I’ve been laid up in the hospital. It was such a slog to get through and was way too long. I liked Namor and Bassett was fantastic. Riri was even alright. It sucks that the movie had to start over from scratch since they didn’t want to recast T’Challa.
  17. I’m still in the hospital. Some levels in blood tests are a bit high and the doctors want to try to bring them closer to normal before I get discharged. They think a lot of iv fluids will help with this. Hopefully they do and I can go home tomorrow.
  18. Two days operation and I am doing much better. I am surprised how little pain I have now. I’ve progressed to eating soft foods and have been getting up to walk a lot. My new, shorter digestive system seems to be functioning pretty well so far, too. I am hoping to get sent home tomorrow.
  19. They told me it is usually 3-5 days for this surgery. I think it mostly depends on how soon my bowels start working again. They also want to make sure there are no leaks in my system after the two parts of the colon were reattached.
  20. Got the surgery done. Things hurt, but seem to be doing okay so far.
  21. I report for the surgery in an hour. I’m dealing with some nerves, but I know it will be easier for me today than for my family since the surgery could be pretty long. I just want it all to go well so I can be here for my wife and son.
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