Monday, August 24, 2009

Where Lurks the Gill-Man?

Okay, so both of you who read my blog may have wondered where the h-e-double-hockey-sticks I've been. Yes, once again I have disappeared into my murky lagoon, without hide nor scale to be seen of me. Well, it all comes down to one simple reason: surgery. No, mad scientists did not try to turn this fish-man into an air-breather...I actually had surgery on my spine. For the past year I've had excruciating pains in my lower back and hip, and I've dealt with problems like this off and on for years, so the time had come to take care of this issue.

For the first couple of weeks I just didn't feel like messing with keeping up with my blog, or anything else for that matter. I basically laid around the house, totally lazy (with the exception of my hour long nightly walk that the doctor requires). I'm slowly returning to my old ghastly self, so it seemed time to let y'all know that I still live. In the next few weeks, I plan to begin my Halloween decorations in earnest. The biggest challenge right now is that I cannot lift anything over five pounds, so my kiddos have to assist me with any lifting. This is damned frustrating, as you can imagine.

On the plus side, I've binged on movies the past several weeks, most especially horror flicks. I got re-aquanted with many old horror films I hadn't seen in forever (I especially enjoyed seeing the original version of My Bloody Valentine again. That flick is a slasher that actually holds up pretty well).

Anyhoo, that's all! I'm alive, and still lurking in the shadows underneath your bed!!!

4 comments:

~Trix. said...

It's wonderful to hear you're alive and kickin'! I *am* sorry you had to have such serious surgery, but I'm sure if you're able to lessen the pain and jump back into the murky depths it will be worth it, right? Well, did they at least give you some amazing happy pills? ;)

Do you plan to share your views on these recently revisited flix?

Welcome back to cyberspace...you were missed.

The Gill-Man said...

Thanks Trixie! Yeah, it's definitely been worth it! I'm walking without a limp for the first time in over a year!

As for the happy pills...I'm incredibly resistant to medication. They gave me a shot of morphine in the hospital...didn't do squat, other than make me queasy! They gave me vicodin, but that really has just eased the pain a little. Eh, at least I don't have to worry about becoming addicted! ;)

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hey Gilly....well I don't know how it happened, but somehow I missed this blog entry of yours. That's one of the problems of following too many blogs...you start missing things if you don't check them regularly. Surgery of any kind is suckish...I know. And the recovery is long. But I hope that in the end it makes a new man of you. I've been having lower back and hip pain recently too...hmmmm! Maybe sympathy pains for you, or maybe I too have an issue. Anyway...at least you are getting to utilize the down time doing things you enjoy. And I am ready to start my decorating inside too. But first I must finish the taxes and a photo project...boo hiss! Thanks for updating us my friend. Get better real soon because before you know it...Hallowe'en/Samhain will be here! :o)

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hey Gill-Man...
I dig your blog...
So I am blessing or cursing you, with a blog award...however you choose to view it...ha! You can see it on my page, and choose to accept it and proceed or not. I am just paying it forward! :o)