Health Update: I am home from the hospital

Some of you already know this, but I was in the hospital for most of the week. It started with abdominal pain Saturday, and I went into the ER Sunday. Tests confirmed that it was a small bowel obstruction, a not-quite-literal knot in my small intestine.

I had the same thing happen five and a half years ago as a post-surgical complication, so I knew what I was in for: a few painful days with an tube up my nose and down into my stomach, like a personal Roto-Rooter truck trying to empty out my body’s septic system from the wrong end. The only alternative treatment is to simply cut out the offending section of intestine, which comes with its own laundry list of risks.

Anyway, I made it through with the support of my family of choice, and I thank all of you who did what you could to support them. I’ll probably talk more about this in the future, but for now, I am so weak that sitting up at the computer is pretty tiring.