The pain is gone.
The doctors are amazed that even though my blood sugar level is sky high, my blood work and urine samples show no Ketones, which means my body isnt in diabetic mode.
And Fry's Electronics is having an opening days sale.
So, Im off to shop for a Wireless G-card (for a laptop I dont have, but hey - its 24.99).
Just because Im at the hospital every two days, the sun is bright, spring has sprung and I feel good again.
Cause the pain is gone, in more ways than one.
"Hey Joe, you're smiling again!"
"I wasnt smiling before?"
"Nuh-uh. When you were sick, we tried to make you smile, but you just couldnt do it. Even when you tried to make yourself smile, you couldnt."
"Yeah, I was in a lotta pain."
"Well, welcome back my friend."
--- Tim H wrote:
> Hey Joe, good to catch up with you...if only
I apologise for not replying sooner or sending you a
thank you missive.
I just got back from the hospital. They FINALLY lanced
the boil that was pressing on my spine and neck.
Lotta blood and screaming. Ok, it was intense, teeth
gritted grunting as they cut open and expelled blood
and pus from a boil nearly as big as two baseballs. (I
didnt feel the scalpel, but the pressure to push the
schtuff out.... whoo.)
Add to that, my blood sugar was sky-high, so when we
were together, I was actually pretty sick (hence the
need for me to run to the bathroom every hour.).. but
I was too stupid to realize it. Saturday was when I
took myself to the clinic. Monday I went to the ER.
One day later, the pain is gone. I can THINK again.
> My search for other cities to live in now includes
Right on. I think you'd probably prefer Marin (but
you'd need a car).. but definitely.. itd be nice for
you to be out here for a few weeks in this kinda
weather, explore the hills and the coasts and the
cities of SF, Oakland, Berkeley....
> I¹ll certainly be
> coming back, and hope to see you in an apartment by
Yeah, I think I will be .. but I will prolly be in
Oakland proper rather than Berkeley.
> it felt really
> odd dropping you off at the shelter and going back
> to a 4 star hotel.
*pah* If youre out here for awhile, you get adjusted
to people being in the places they choose to be.
> I hear your thoughts about Berkley, seems like a
> great place to be with a
> good support system and plenty of folk willing to be
> actively involved,
Yeah, Im in the right place for now.
> though it doesn¹t seem like the place to kick the
> java habit!
Im glad this aint Seattle... ;-)
> Get the laptop repaired soon and get your thoughts
> and images back online...
> Speak to you soon
Thanks again for coming by, man. It was truly appreciated.
To all the folk wishing empathy and good thoughts.
It is very much appreciated.