Archive for April, 2007


Long silence

April 11, 2007

I’ve been quiet for a while. For anyone reading this…sorry about that.

The past 6 months have been rather rough. Around Thanksgiving we found out that Chris had a growth on his right kidney. In December they realized it was a tumor and on New Year’s Eve we were told it was cancer.

Happy New Year!

So, at the beginning of February, Chris had his kidney removed. The surgery went very well and the doctor said that the cancer was localized to the kidney, had not spread and the surgery had removed it completely.


But the hospital stay almost killed him. (Yes, I’m being a little dramatic, but not by all that much.) Pain killers have never had much effect on Chris so most of the hospital staff thought he was just being a pain in the ass. He can be – believe me – but that’s not what he was doing that week he was there. 8 out of 10 nurses were utter bitches and very unwilling to him him whatsoever. I ended up doing some of their work for them.

Once we finally got home, recovery time was still slow. They couldn’t do the surgery laproscopically, meaning he had a foot long cut on his side.

When that finally started to feel better, he developed sciatica. He could barely move for two weeks. He’s much better now, but he’s still not back to normal – whatever that is. It’s been so long I think we’ve both forgotten.

So, you can see why I haven’t had much time or inclination to blog. It’s been a very dreary winter and I think that is the biggest reason I’m so eager for Spring to get here. And of course, this is the year that winter is hanging on and on and on. It’s April 11 and we still have snow out there and more on it’s way tomorrow.

And no – this is not proof that Global Warming is a myth. The term ‘Global Warming’ is the wrong term for what’s going on and I think everyone knows that by now – anyone with half a brain, anyway. The better term is ‘climate change.’ It took forever for winter to get to Maine – now it’s just taking its sweet time getting the hell out.