Sinus Surgery

I’m in surgery right now. See that picture above? That’s me, with some horrible object shoved up near my brain. Super!

I wasn’t worried about this surgery until, oh, about five minutes ago when I Googled “sinus surgery photos” and came across all sorts of diagrams showing how very near my eyes and precious brain the doctor would be performing his duties. Okay, well, I was nervous before, about dying, but now I’m nervous about going blind or being brain damaged. I originally wrote retarded, but if I’m one of them now, let’s try to use the proper language.

I have great faith in my doctor and I have been informed by people I know with special energy manipulating powers, that my time is not nigh and all will be well. In the long-term, I’m pretty god damn excited to have less sinus infections that never go away and headaches that last for days. I’m told that this surgery will help with all that and I’m counting on it.

So, if you’re out there reading this at about 1pm PST on Thursday November 6th, send good vibes to me and my brain and eyes and surgeon so that I come out of this okay. I can’t imagine I’ll be conscious or coherent enough to post something later today, but if I can manage a drug-induced rant in some form or fashion, you bet I’ll do it. I want to know what I will think is important enough to say when I’m trashed on anesthesia and narcotics.

Oh, and FYI, I hid those things so Janie cannot put them in my butt when I am asleep.


  1. Joel
    November 6, 2008

    Good vibes. Good vibes. Good vibes.

  2. November 6, 2008

    So, I thought I was going to have nasal surgery a few months back. I was excited cause I was going to try and convince the doc to give my a rhinoplasty. I was terrified because when my father had the surgery (to remove nasal polyps) they stuck tampons up his nose.

    Not sure about you but I’m not crazy about the idea of tampons up my nose. Sadly (for my rhinoplasty), I did not need the surgery.

    I do hope that everything goes smoothly. I especially hope you have a little bell to summon Janie for your every whim and extra awesome pain meds!

    Hope you get better soon (as I’m sure Janie will if you get that bell!)

  3. E's Mom
    November 6, 2008

    Okay, so I gave Janie some info last night to pass on. PLEASE, for the sake of your semi-depressed friends looking for a good time: Get extra pain meds. We’ll have a blast this weekend. KIDDING. Maybe.

    You’ve had this before, right? No need to worry. Besides, my Mom has had this twice. Although I think it was 3 times, that may be the pain meds talking. Lesson for you parents out there: DO NOT have your experimental 17 year old in charge of dispensing your pain meds when you yourself are all whacked out on them.

    But I digress…

    You will be fine, I swear. I’ve been sending you good vibes all day as well, and will continue well into the night. In fact, I may have to call in sick tomorrow because I’ll be too darn tired to come in. It’s a pretty in-and-out deal, but you likely will have the fun tampons up your nose for a day or two. YUM! We’ve got a full line of supplies like bulb syringes and gause, ice packs and puddings if you need them.

    Lastly, in all seriousness, I’ve offered my services on Saturday if you need them. We do housework (not laundry), and cook. Emilio can…um…keep you entertained. And not just with his Mad Farting Skills.

  4. November 6, 2008

    Shit, I’m too late for the vibe sending. Oh well. I guess you’re well on your way to recovery by now or permanently brain damaged in which case Janie will be able to stick anything she wants anywhere and cut your hair and dress you funny and put false eyelashes on you and Tammy Faye make-up. So, either way, it’s not a total loss, right?

  5. November 6, 2008

    Well, by my watch you should be done, but I hope it went well and I’m sending some post-surgery good vices your way!

  6. Janie
    November 6, 2008

    I hear that Linsey is in recovery and doing well. The doctor took a bunch of gunk out of her sinuses so she should be breathing better. I’ll be spending the next couple of days feeding her soup and changing the tampons that she swears the doctor told her he would not put in her nose, but I think otherwise. Thanks on her behalf for the well wishes!

  7. November 6, 2008

    I just saw this, but I am sending retroactive good vibes. Hope all went well!

  8. LiizzieLou
    November 7, 2008

    Belated good vibes from me and Robin O! If we can believe that all Time is happening all in the same instant than it will still count. Speedy recovery!
    Love, Us

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