Gut Rumbles

October 31, 2005

My First Week (A Post From Acidman)


I arrived here on Friday afternoon. Recondo 32 gave me a ride and he carried my luggage inside for me. I barely made it up the ramp into the place. As soon as the people inside saw me, they summoned a wheelchair and sat me down in it, to take me to my room.

It is a nice room (or at least it was), private, with a good bed and my own bathroom. No television or phone of course, and no internet access. I didn't have to go to any meetings that day or that evening because I was busy being strip-searched and checked for contraband. I passed on all of that stuff (although they did take my belt) and I was told to lie down on the bed.

A nurse gave me some pills to take and then they asked me to pull my pants down again. This time she whipped out a stainless steel hypodermic needle the size of a bicycle pump and popped me in my bony ass with it. Bejus! That shot felt like a got-dam golf ball going into my cheek. They call it "The Silver Bullet" around here because it feels like a got-dam .45 slug. I slept for 12 hours.

I had breakfast in bed the next morning and got dressed to go to the first meeting of the day.

I wobbled a lot, but I got to the meeting okay. After the meeting, however, I had a brownout on the sidewalk and fell, literally face-first on the pavement. I scraped my nose, cut my chin and barked up a few nuckles pretty bad. They knocked me out for two days after that.

Since then, I've had to ride a wheelchair everywhere I go and I have a "shadow" assigned to go with me everywhere I go. Even to the bathroom. He even sits in my room while I sleep at night.

I'm hoping they call off the dogs tomorrow, because my blood pressure is better and I'm eating fairly well.

Thanks for all the cards and letters you people are sending. The help here is starting to believe that I'm some kind of celebrity. I appreciate it.


Hang can do it!!!

Posted by: Sam on October 31, 2005 03:17 PM

I got a letter from Rob today, go to Catfish Blog to see, Cat

Posted by: catfish on October 31, 2005 04:23 PM

We're pulling for ya, Rob! Look, I'm pulling it right now...

Posted by: Bane on October 31, 2005 05:34 PM

Hey, hey, hey....missed ya, honey.

Smail mail still crawling your way!

Is it a male shadow....or a female shadow?

Posted by: Maggie on October 31, 2005 06:36 PM

Well, hell, A-man, you ARE a celebrity. You are the owner of Gut Rumbles.

Where do those people go at night anyway?

Posted by: Wichi Dude on October 31, 2005 06:51 PM

we are are pulling for you ,we all wish you the best-come back when you are straight.take your time get well j

Posted by: j on October 31, 2005 07:27 PM

FIGHT THE POWA! Viva revolucion!

Posted by: Yogimus on October 31, 2005 07:59 PM

Finish the course Rob, no backsliding either. You are missed so get well soon.

Posted by: Jack on October 31, 2005 11:23 PM

Keep the Faith, Friend...

Posted by: Chris on November 1, 2005 02:00 AM

You ARE a celebrity - hope my letters aren't taking too long getting down across the border...we miss you!

Posted by: Lisa on November 1, 2005 10:00 AM

I consider Rob released from his self-imposed requirement to write everyone back, especially me. He's got his hands full.

Posted by: robert on November 1, 2005 10:15 AM

I figured he shouldn't be held to that promise either, I didn't put a SASE in with my cards...and

I didn't put a return address on the envelope.

I suspected this would be tough considering how physically weak he was when he entered.

Posted by: Maggie on November 1, 2005 11:13 AM

Uh, Rob, you are a celebriety, even if only in your and our minds; better get used to it.

Posted by: tegan on November 1, 2005 02:16 PM

Stay cool, Rob. We're rooting for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: physics geek on November 1, 2005 02:37 PM

Hey Rob, I hope they let you have the package that Daisycat sent. I thought about it after she sent it--they might consider it contraband. If so, make sure they give it to you when you leave.

Posted by: Desert Cat on November 1, 2005 11:03 PM
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