Gut Rumbles

May 23, 2006

He's Alive...

Dad is okay. He's not feeling too good right now and asked me to post for him. He did say he was better today than he has been last few days. If you would, send some good thoughts his way.



Hang in there, hope you get feeling better. Tell the damn doctors to do something useful.

Posted by: BobG on May 23, 2006 03:20 PM

Hey Rob, longtime listener - hang in there, man. I left the USA to get beyond my troubles. You keep going to get passed yours.

Posted by: andy-in-korea on May 23, 2006 03:32 PM

You are in my (or I should say our) prayers.
We need ya' Rob so hang in there!

Posted by: Captain Harley on May 23, 2006 03:33 PM

Geez Rob,

You post about the Infernal Revenue Service and then go off the radar screen!

I began dusting off my conspiracy theories when Sam posts the "Don't pay the ransom, I've escaped" message.

Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Larry Kephart on May 23, 2006 03:59 PM


I hope the docs and you are able to find someway to relieve your pain. I know what it's like. It ain't purty.

Not that your exactally purty to begin with, but I liked the smile you gave me when we met in Texas. I'd hate to think that you'd not be feeling well enough to flash it at a few nurses.


Posted by: Nancy on May 23, 2006 04:45 PM

I agree with Larry, get to feeling better

Posted by: Greg Beck on May 23, 2006 04:45 PM

hey hey hey! Sorry to hear you are hurting - tell those fuckhead doctors to either fix your shoulder or shoot you to put ya out of your misery! haha........Just Damn! Get Better Quick - we miss ya!

Posted by: Sea Breeze on May 23, 2006 05:05 PM

Heal up, Rob.

Posted by: That 1 Guy on May 23, 2006 05:14 PM

Wondered what happened to you. Even thought about you today. Left you a present at my site too, by the way (hint: they're red). Get feeling better!

Posted by: BabsRN on May 23, 2006 05:46 PM

Rob - get better soon.

Posted by: Cappy on May 23, 2006 06:00 PM

Sending good thoughts.....

Posted by: Libby on May 23, 2006 06:06 PM

Sending good thoughts your way. Have you tried massage therapy or one of those icy~hot pain relief creams? Might be worth a try.

Posted by: DogsDontPurr on May 23, 2006 06:49 PM


Do what you need to do..

Posted by: arno on May 23, 2006 07:18 PM

get well soon-remember the movie heartbreak ridge?
clint said dont give the pricks the satisfaction
keep bugging the shitheal doctors till they get you fixed up. j

Posted by: pcterm2 on May 23, 2006 07:40 PM

Hang in there, Acidman. This has been a rough year for you so far. You got no way to go but up. Hope to see you back on your blog soon.

Posted by: Fred on May 23, 2006 08:16 PM

Hey Rob. Get your cracker ass off of the couch and go shoot something. You'll feel better. I have a S&W 500 with some 440GR .500 magnum ammo. I can stop by and put you out of your misery if you like. I'll bet if you shot that gun just once it would take care of both your shoulders permanently.


Hope you get better soon Rob. Your loyal readers are missing their Acidman fix everyday lately.

Posted by: assrot on May 23, 2006 08:42 PM


Get better soon, amigo. You're far from done pissin' people off, and the sooner you get back to doing so, the better.

Meanwhile, enjoy your garden and your harvest. You've earned it.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on May 23, 2006 08:50 PM

I know ya already know this, buuuut...

Love ya, Big Guy and if there's anything you need that I can possibly do, just say the word.

Meanwhile, I'm willing you all the good vibes, thoughts and health that I can.

*hugs on ya*

Posted by: Stevie on May 23, 2006 08:56 PM

Multitudes of positive thoughts coming down from the north...

Posted by: Lisa W on May 23, 2006 09:07 PM

Speedy recovery, Rob. You might want to consider surgery...I have a good friend who went through this shit a couple of years back - he'll be happy to talk to you about it.

Posted by: Elisson on May 23, 2006 09:14 PM

I watched that there horse race Saturday. That one horse broke his leg and today there's a foto of him in the local paper and he's standing up, smiling and eating. Next month he goes to the stud farm, to boot! (I suspect that's why he was smilin) Never the less, that's what I call some GOOOOD doctoring! Maybe them doctors is what you need?!
Da Bear

Posted by: Rumbear on May 23, 2006 09:14 PM

I think Rumbear is on to something. Get yourself healed up, and get put out to stud. What a life!

Posted by: Jeffro on May 23, 2006 09:48 PM

Feel better soon man! You are in my thoughts.

Posted by: oddybobo on May 23, 2006 10:22 PM

You can't leave us hanging like this...your audience do what you have to, and get back here real soon, ya hear?!

(I'm daughter sent an e-mail tonight that is truly funny. My dilemma is whether or not you 'feel' like laughing?!?! Having just been in the hospital myself, I know there were moments when I welcomed a distraction...(Hello...provided you have a laptop and are allowed to use it?!? Duh!)...Then there were times when I would have thrown it across the room if someone dared put a laptop in my face, AND there were a few times I would not even be aware there was a world in existence around me...I'm hoping for the first case for you?! If you can, check out the link on my blog under 'Have Fun'!!! Here's hoping you're capable!!)

Get well soon!!! We miss ya!!!

Posted by: Di on May 23, 2006 10:26 PM

Buck up, "Bubba of Bombast" (my label, I believe).

I cain't be a troll if you ain't well and all, now can I?


Get better, Dude. Then we can talk about your growth in political understanding.

Very positive signs. The IRS posting was very significant.

Posted by: jb on May 23, 2006 10:27 PM

Assrot back off dude! I got first dibs on shooting the old buzzard!

Posted by: livey on May 23, 2006 10:31 PM

I go to church every (almost) Sunday , I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Id on't imagine you watch much tv, but when you're up to it, theres a show called HOUSE, it's a medical show but the writing is really clever, I think you'd like it.
WAIT till your feeing better though, you know how gros med shows get. OK?
As always, Treasa

Posted by: Treasa on May 23, 2006 10:41 PM

Thanks Sam!
Rob, even we lurkers are coming out of the woodwork to say, "Take care of yourself!"
We'll still be here.

Posted by: RubyTuesday on May 23, 2006 10:43 PM

You're getting the best love and prayers and hope I can send you. Hang in there, hon.

Posted by: LL on May 23, 2006 11:04 PM

Thanks for posting, Sam.

Feel better soon, you old coot.

Posted by: caltechgirl on May 23, 2006 11:05 PM

Say after me, "accupuncture, accupuncture, accupuncture, accupunture,..ets." like a choo choo train.
And how many trains have you been the caboose on?
Hey, it can't kill yua. I think.

Posted by: Terry on May 23, 2006 11:05 PM

PS Put up a cam so we can look at you.
You can make faces at us. Perk you up.

Posted by: Terry on May 23, 2006 11:06 PM

Rob, I think you might have figured this part already, but you've got to find a doc who's not going to mess around with ineffectual treatment and go straight for an MRI, then schedule the surgery that is inevitably necessary to correct the damage.

I mean, *bone spurs* and they want to fart around with therapy?? Therapy is for *after* a competent shoulder doc removes the spurs and fixes all the damage they've caused!

Anyone closer to Rob than I who can bring him some "homegrown medicine" to get him by until he gets his shoulders fixed?

I'm praying for you too, you old sinner! ;-P

Posted by: Desert Cat on May 23, 2006 11:50 PM

Rob, I've got Preacher's Kid Syndrome, and got it bad, so my prayers are worthless, but my hopes and good wishes are with you.

Sam, I know you're not taking care of him for our sakes, but thanks anyway.

If the IRS taxed him for what he's worth, why, it'd probably go a good way towards paying off Congress' tab for likker, coke, and whores. Yeah, even the Kennedys'.

Posted by: refugee on May 24, 2006 12:35 AM

I don't know how a man could read all this and Not feel better.
Something I just learned re: medical issues.
Do NOT let any surgeon cut you until you have SEVERAL look at you...PERIOD.

BABSRN you are O.K. (are those sandals backless pumps by chance?)

Posted by: Wes Jackson on May 24, 2006 01:24 AM

Thinking of you and hoping you get some pain relief soon!
Thanks for posting, Sam.

Posted by: Cindi on May 24, 2006 04:00 AM

Thanks Sam,
I was getting a wee bit worried there.
Rob, hope you are back to your normal sweet self soon.
JIm Braiden

Posted by: jim braiden on May 24, 2006 04:06 AM

Thanks for the update, Sam, it's appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon, A-man.

Posted by: Chris on May 24, 2006 04:15 AM

Sure hope the doctor referral from Catfish works out for you and that you feel better soon.

Posted by: Tessa on May 24, 2006 07:43 AM

"PS Put up a cam so we can look at you.
You can make faces at us. Perk you up."

Knowing the Acidman, he would probably just use it to moon us...

Posted by: BobG on May 24, 2006 08:43 AM

Good thoughts your way Aciddude. And no more posts about the IRS. They can get you in ways that you can't imagine. Like pain the rotator cuffs that seemingly comes out of nowhere...

Posted by: Florida Bill on May 24, 2006 08:50 AM

I had imagined they put your arms and shoulders into a body cast. And you were sitting there in front of the computer, arms splayed out, looking forlornly at the keyboard.

It looks like life is trying to break you. Tell it to go fuck itself.

Posted by: ErikZ on May 24, 2006 08:58 AM

Hope you feel better soon! I miss reading your posts.

Posted by: Sheri on May 24, 2006 10:28 AM

Miss you mucho. Hurry back, Rob.

Sam, thanks for keeping us updated!

Posted by: Maggie on May 24, 2006 10:54 AM

I know you are not a religious man. But I have witnessed the power of prayer and I am praying for a complete recovery for you. We all need you - everyday! Please get better soon!

Posted by: Anastasia on May 24, 2006 12:24 PM

I followed up on that horse doctor thing and got a name for ya. Larry Bramlage, a Lexington, Ky., equine surgeon worked on that four legged critter. Give him a call. You'll have to handle the stud part of the deal on yur own as that's outta my league. Talk to ya soon.
Da Bear

Posted by: Rumbear on May 24, 2006 12:56 PM

Hey Rob, the blog is kind of quiet without you hanging around ;o) Best wishes and get well soon.

Posted by: Daran on May 24, 2006 01:42 PM

Good thoughts.

Posted by: Veeshir on May 24, 2006 02:13 PM

Feel better soon!

Posted by: MJH on May 24, 2006 02:18 PM

Unfortunately, its not as simple as "removing the bone spurs." There are certain protocols you have to follow before surgery is even considered. Physical therapy is one of them.
A laminectomy is the last resort.

Rob, take your own advice: get off your pity pot and do what you have to do!

Posted by: livey on May 24, 2006 02:40 PM

Anyone else wondering where and when Livey got her medical degree? For someone who eats pain pills like they are going out of style, she seems to know an awful lot about physical therapy and surgical recommendations.....

Posted by: Ruth on May 24, 2006 03:18 PM

Ruth if you must know, I was on my way to medical school when I dropped out because of my nervous breakdown. I worked in physical therapy and Rehab for many years, I have 12 years experience working with the elderly and disabled and I live with the chronic pain from bone spurs down my spine. I am also intelligent to become informed of conditions relating to me and those I care for.
Any other questions dear?

Posted by: livey on May 24, 2006 04:07 PM

LOL LOL LOL ...And I could have been a doctor too (except I didnt have the "patience/patients")

Livey, you are nothing except for COMIC relief!

Posted by: Ruth on May 24, 2006 04:17 PM

poor Ruth, your jealousy is showing. Thanks for the laugh tho.

Posted by: livey on May 24, 2006 04:40 PM

Were you laughing Livey? Cuz you seemed like both an igorant know-it-all AND an irritated prick....(however humor is the last thing you projected)

Posted by: Ruth on May 24, 2006 06:15 PM

Poor Ruth, your projection makes you so damn stupid.

Posted by: livey on May 24, 2006 06:44 PM

What the doctors want to do is one thing. Protocols and all, CYA, etc, keeping the insurance companies happy while milking them for all they're worth, etc. The therapist I'm married to has a different opinion. If Rob is private pay, then cut to the chase, get a clear picture of what's wrong and fix it.

Nothing wrong with acupuncture though, and it probably will provide some relief.

Posted by: Desert Cat on May 25, 2006 12:04 AM

Prayers and hugs straight to you..... no one should have to go through all this. Hang in there, you will feel better soon. The acupuncture over a period of time could bring miracles. It's worth a try.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor on May 25, 2006 02:05 AM
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