|Bionic Hip||March 13, 2009, 4:26 pm|
Well, it's been a week since I went in and had my right hip replaced. I'm home and dealing with the pain nicely with my oxycodone prescription. the sutures itch like crazy and my leg muscles are always stiff.
for the surgery they put me to sleep and gave me an epidural. there were a couple of times during the procedure that I regained enough conciousness to hear them working on me. quite fun. the first nite after the surgery I was "kept comfortable" with morphine. fun in a different way.
so now I'm home, walking on crutches. can't really bend over yet. for the first six weeks you can't bend over 90 degrees, so I have to use special tools to put on sock and shoes and pants. can't wait till all the precautions are over.
|More Suckage||February 2, 2009, 5:17 pm|
it's been a while since I've posted. lots of stuff goin on here, most of which suck. first, and foremost, I am in danger of losing my job. the hospital that I work for, and it's sister facilty, is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
for some more info read this article
what sucks even worse is it's not just me. my father also works at the hospital. he's been workin for 23 years and is 54 years old. he has a debilitating disease and it would be even more difficult for him to find a job than it would be for me.
to top it off, we just recently got our house in our name. it belonged to my grandfather, who passed away almost two years ago. he didn't leave a will, so we had to struggle to get the place that we've called home for 35 years. if both my father and I loose our jobs, there would only be one income, my brother's, in the house. if he can't keep up the mortgage payments by himself before I can find another job, we could lose the house.
as stated in a previous post entitled "Medical Suckness", I have avascular necrosis of my hips. it's gotten worse and later this week I will be consulting a surgeon to schedule surgery. I'm hoping that the surgical option can help me. it could be up to a year before I get back to work since I have to get both sides done. I can't get them done at the same time since I can't bear any weight on the affected hip for 4-6 weeks.
so that rounds up the latest bullshit in my life.
|medical suckness (bump for update)||November 4, 2008, 3:09 pm|
well, I've been experiencing pain in my hips lately, sometimes so severe I have to walk with a cane. I had thought, and got one medical opinion that it may be bursitis. an MRI revealed that is is in fact avascular necrosis. what that means is the femoral head isn't getting enough blood so it is starting to break down. the only thing that could have led to this is that I drink alcohol daily. I used to drink heavily but I don't anymore. now I have to stop drinking completely.
the most conservative treatment is taking NSAIDs, like like ibuprofen, and physical therapy. the next option is a surgical procedure called core decompression, in which they drill a hole in the femoral head to relieve pressure and hope to increase blood flow to the bone. if the degeneration continues, the next step is total hip replacement.
so to sum up, this sucks.
|Zombiecon '08||October 20, 2008, 1:33 pm|
this past saturday I participated in the fouth annual Zombiecon. it's a flash gathering of people dressing like zombies and "terrorizing" New York City. here is a photobucket slideshow of my day:
some notes. thats my girlfriend in the wedding dress. that was her actual wedding dress mind you. she's divorced. the wound makeup on her chest I made myself and I'm kinda proud of it. turned out pretty good. everyone had a great time at the event and there were even some kids involved. the tourists loved us. we put on good shows for them "attacking" the busses and cabs. I think we gave them a unique experience. lots of pictures were taken. I believe the main repository for zombiecon pics is on flickr. they should all be tagged zombiecon08. so check 'em out.
::edit:: sorry if you couldn't get into the slideshow. forgot it was set to private. fixed now. check out the pics.
|Someones birthday||August 30, 2008, 7:38 pm|
|yep, I hit my 33rd year on this miserable mudball today. spent most of the day at the bronx zoo and went to coney island yesterday. my girl got me a nice ring with runes that translate to "gift of luck" and a viking scamseax.|
|D-Day||August 23, 2008, 2:25 am|
D as in Done. tomorrow (well technically today since it's passed 3am as I type this) my ex will be coming to get the last of her stuff. it's a lot, but I have it all ready so she spends as little time here as possible. it's been almost nine months since I bounced her and I've been quite gracious in keeping her stuff here this long. my graciousness has come to an end though. I gave her an ultimatum: come and get it or I trash it.
legally I could have tossed her stuff after 30 days. she said she would sue me if I did, but my first argument would be that if she can take time off from her job, come up here to NYC from Roanoke, VA, secure lodging for duration of suit, hire a lawyer, and pay court fees then she could afford to come get her stuff.
|monitor goin kaput||July 18, 2008, 2:19 pm|
|as I type this I am staring at a striped, greyed out field with some bright neon icons on the bottom of my screen. so the tube in my monitor is goin, and at a bad time to. I'm tryin to get a new bed frame and mattress, trying to save money for a new tv (tube is also going on that one but not as bad) and to replace stuff that belongs to my ex. gotta love crappy timing.|
|Halloween advice||March 4, 2008, 8:07 pm|
okay I know it's not even spring yet, but I'm tryin to sort outwhat I'm doin for Halloween. I've been askin friends to help me out with this, so I figured why not see what my fellow doomworlders think.
anyway, my original plans for this year was to be Jack the Ripper. my ex was going to be one of his victims, but since she's out of the picture, well I'm going solo on this, unless I find someone else willing to be the victim. the reason why we came up with the idea is because this year marks the 120th anniversary of the Whitechapel killing spree.
now the reason I'm asking for advice is I'm wondering if i should go thru with it since I'm most likely going it solo. I was going to do the modern prototypical image of the Ripper: Victorian gentleman carrying a doctors satchel, fake knives, maybe a couple of mason jars with fake organs. thing is I'm not sure if people would get who I'm supposed to be unless I have my victim. of course it may also be expensive to get all the costume pieces. it's a worthwhile investment becasue it could be used over and over and not just for a Ripper costume.
I do have other costumes I can fall back on. I always have tried and true original vampire, my dark warrior, the zombie (will be a bit hard to do myself), and Aragorn (although I still need the duster and good boots for that). I also have the sirius black out of azkaban that I did last year, but I don't think I'm gonna rock that costume again.
So should I go ahead with the Ripper idea, or go with one of my old costumes? what do you guys think?
|The anti-valentines day thread||February 13, 2008, 11:28 pm|
so yeah, thursday is valentines day and it's the first time in four years that I'm single on this crap-tastic holiday. never thought much of it. take your girl out to dinner, get her something marginally nice, but expensive and then get some ass, if your lucky. another day to spend more than you need to just to display your love. it's just retarded.
anyway, my plan is going to this:
there is another event kinda like it at the new york helmlsey hotel. they got a giant shredder to destroy the memories of your ex and they got hot models there you can take pics with and send to your ex. I would go to that but it's $45 to get in.
so anybody else have anti-valentines day sentimemts to rant about?
|Time Shift||December 28, 2007, 1:50 am|
I was inspired to post this after reading Ling's bump of the "I will answer any question you have about Doomworld" thread. so this is me borrowing Ling's time shift ability to say something to me five years ago.
Hey five years ago VileSlay. listen to me, the future VileSlay. that girl you meet next Halloween, take my advice and keep it to a one nighter and move on. don't call her. don't go see her. believe me, it will save you a lot of time, money, and bullshit and you would probably have yourself a somewhat decent life right now.
ok so does anyone else want make use of the timeshift and say something to yourself five years ago?