July 19, 2005

Hola Mi Amigos e Amigas!

Good morning, things around here are going all right.

My wife Liz had her sinus surgery yesterday and everything looks good (I'm calling it sinus surgery because they stuffed a camera and laser and bone shaver up her nose). It's too early to tell for sure, but now that the pressures on her optic nerves have been eased, we expect her vision problems to go away. She's also still a few days away from being able to go back on her regular medications - you know, the ones that keep her out of her wheelchair. During the last week or so we were treated to a fast-forward version of the physical deterioration that she went through over the course of about 10 years, before the current generation of drugs were developed and available. Personally, I'm a fan of big Pharma, and anyone who bitches about them ought to pick any three family members and imagine them dead and gone, because odds are they would be without those "evil profit-sucking global monsters".

Me? I'm exhausted and wrung-out and working my way through a nightmare list of things to get taken care of around the house. Happy as hell to do it too, because Liz is gonna be ok.

Thanks too for all the kind words and good thoughts and prayers, they're appreciated more than I could ever say.

Posted by Ted at July 19, 2005 09:27 AM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs

Glad all is on the upswing. I don't think I ever actually mentioned it to you, but you all have been in my thoughts. I don't imagine that helped much; since I forgot to let you know, and my influence with the cosmic all is minimal. But I was. So there you go.

Posted by: buckethead at July 19, 2005 12:48 PM

Glad to hear things are good with your wife, surgery is stressful. I still need to get my deviated septum fixed some day, unfortunately it would mean taking a month or more off from playing music.

Oh and I'd be happier with Big Pharma if they didn't charge me over $300 a month for the drugs my family will need until the imaginary day our asthma disappears.

Posted by: Oorgo at July 19, 2005 12:55 PM

Thanks guys.

Oorgo, believe me when I say I know *exactly* what it feels like to pay for prescriptions. I also understand that developing new drugs costs a fortune, and being a capitalist at heart, I'm not against these guys making a profit at it. They wouldn't do it if they weren't making money, but nobody else would either. I don't think they're constantly raking in mountains of cash, and they get screwed over on a regular basis by countries like Brazil, India and the entire continent of Africa. A fair bit of what you and I pay goes to subsidize the poor. I'm ok with that too, as long as I've got health care insurance.

Posted by: Ted at July 19, 2005 01:20 PM

I'm *very* glad to hear Mrs. Ted is doing OK. I gotta admit, tho, when you wrote
they stuffed a camera and laser and bone shaver up her nose
I crossed my legs (no idea why) and I squealed like a girl.

Posted by: Victor at July 19, 2005 01:41 PM

I'm glad all went well with the surgery; hope Liz is feeling better soon!

Posted by: nic at July 19, 2005 04:04 PM

Glad to hear it's all turning out well,Ted.Give Liz my best wishes.

Posted by: Russ at July 19, 2005 05:08 PM


I was wondering how things were going and the no-posting left me a little teensy weensy bit concerned.

So, WOO HOO!!!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 19, 2005 11:28 PM

Good to hear! Still beaming out happy thoughts as fast as I can.

As for the pharmaceutical companies, I pay $30 ort so per month for anti-histamines. Without them, my life is a complete misery for half the year and on random days for the other half. $30 ain't much to pay.

Victor -

I crossed my legs (no idea why)

'Cause you can't cross your nose?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 20, 2005 01:42 AM

Great news!

I crossed my legs and squealed like a girl too...

At the good news, the thought of a 'bone shaver' AND the 1/2 mug of coffee I spilled in my lap.

But mostly at the news that you nutty kids will get to see the Nats win many, many World Series.


Posted by: Rob@L&R at July 20, 2005 08:27 AM

Hurray!!!Happy as hell to do it too, because Liz is gonna be ok.Me too. Wonderful news.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at July 22, 2005 12:03 AM
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