Gut Rumbles

March 26, 2006

i apologize

Sorry about the light-to-nonexistant posting.

No, I'm NOT tired of blogging. I ain't about to quit, either. I just have a difficult time these days sitting in a chair to type. Sitting makes me bend funny and it hurts my sore innards. I'll start blogging regularly again when it doesn't hurt to do it anymore.

Just Damn! The past three weeks have sucked. I get my staples removed tomorrow, so maybe that'll help some. They're starting to itch. I'm not in pain as badly as I was for a while, but I'm still suffering what I would call Major Discomfort a lot of the time. My usual sunny disposition has deteriorated as a result. I don't even like myself anymore.

But I'm not dead and I don't intend to quit blogging. Just gimme another week or so of healing. I'll be back.

Right now, I'm just endeavoring to persevere.



Hang in there... I hate to say this, but you may want to have your gut x-rayed... it's possible they left a clamp or sponge in there... Believe it, or not, but that type of stuff happens more frequently than you think. And your lingering pain and discomfort kind of sounds like someone I knew who had that happen after abdominal surgery.

Hang tough...

Posted by: swineherd on March 26, 2006 08:31 PM

get a real chair instead of that card table chair. And put cocoa butter on your incision, it will help with the itching and soreness, and prevent scar tissue buildup.

Posted by: livey on March 26, 2006 09:07 PM

Feel better soon!! My blog has suffered the last few months simply from lack of time; I don't intend to quit blogging, either, just organize my time better! :-) Hang in there!

Posted by: Michele on March 27, 2006 04:52 AM

I would rather read one Acidman post a year than 10 posts a day on any other blog. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Posted by: Renee on March 27, 2006 06:33 AM

I ain't goin' no whar...

After alla the man-hours spent bitchin' atcha by these fine folks (all of your readers, I mean) to take care of yerself, I'm certain they'll be patient whilst ya finally do exactly that.

Right y'all?

Posted by: Stevie on March 27, 2006 06:33 AM

No apology necessary. We're still here!

Posted by: Maggie on March 27, 2006 07:27 AM

Thanks so much for checking in dear. I worry when you disappear for too long even though I know you're probably okay.

And hang in there. You must be due for a turn for the better soon. I think it's normal for it to take a while for your guts to settle back into place when they open you up and mess around in there.

Stevie's right. We're a patient bunch and are glad you're finally taking our advice to take care of yourself.

Posted by: Libby on March 27, 2006 07:51 AM

Hey Rob, money may be tight but it may be worth it to get a laptop with a wireless hub so that you can sit on the couch or lay in bed and blog...where ever you are comfortable. I use a laptop and would never sit at a desktop again.

Now, I happen to be Mac user, and it is the easiest thing in the world to set up a wireless network. We have a cable modem and I would suggest that too.

At least you wouldn't have to choose between your tummy and your blogging......

Posted by: A Different Kim on March 27, 2006 08:00 AM

I'll bet there's a cat in there.

Posted by: Steve H. on March 27, 2006 08:53 AM

JUst make sure you make it to ATX in April. Nice Lone Wattie quote from "The outlaw Jose Wales" by the way.

Posted by: knine on March 27, 2006 10:51 AM

Just checking in...
Keep taking good care of yourself, the rest will wait.

Posted by: Treasa on March 27, 2006 10:51 AM

Itching is a good sign (indicates "healing") however, staple removal wasnt something I looked forward to post C-Section....

(for one thing I thought I would literally spill my guts)

However, keep in mind that they do these things "everyday" and if they didnt think you were ready (for staple removal) they wouldnt do it....(I survived, you will too)

Posted by: Ruth on March 27, 2006 01:03 PM

Yeah, Rob, I have a big ole comfortable office chair, with a pad and a sheepskin on it. My keyboard is wireless, so I just kick back with it in my lap and tap away. I could do it from bed if I want.

I know a guy that has a flat screen monitor over his bed, and he types on his back, but that would drive me nuts. He keeps the keyboard on some kind of rack, tilted near vertical, and a wireless mouse on a pad on the bed beside him.

Posted by: Bane on March 27, 2006 01:24 PM

Get a microphone and speak your posts.
It'll be easier than typing.

In the hostpital, did any nurses have sex with you? Remeber, you posted you had a lot of good stories.

Posted by: Terry on March 27, 2006 02:22 PM

Right now, I'm just endeavoring to persevere.

Uh-oh. After Rob thinks about that for a while, he's gonna declare war on the United States.

Posted by: McGehee on March 27, 2006 05:57 PM

They took his horse, made him surrender.

Posted by: knine on March 27, 2006 07:47 PM

.... post, dammit... get your sorry ass up..... this is no excuse....

Posted by: Eric on March 27, 2006 09:52 PM

I crawled in a hole and pulled it in after myself after my surgery (2.5 weeks ago).
Too bad if nobody likes it.
I do hope y'all feel better soon {;~)

Posted by: Wes Jackson on March 27, 2006 11:49 PM

You're doing well enough to post anything at all. Just take it easy and let nature do her stuff. You'll be right as rain in no time.

Posted by: Stefan on March 28, 2006 05:52 AM

I'm glad somebody got the reference.

Posted by: McGehee on March 28, 2006 07:58 AM

"You'll be right as rain in no time."
What does that mean?

Rob, now that you have given up drinking, can you make a list of your favorite drinks?

Posted by: Terry on March 28, 2006 12:15 PM

Hi Rob,

I'm sorry about your garden. You may miss the best planting dates for corn, but don't give up on the other warm weather crops.

I know how ya feel. I was recovering from surgery a last year, and this time last year was just beginning to feel well enough to do any real gardening.

Get Well,


Posted by: Nancy F. on March 28, 2006 02:35 PM

You wuss!

Get back to entertaining the masses, right now man, or I'll send a kitten to play with you. It's your duty!

Sorry, seriously, hang on in there, and get well soon, ok?

Posted by: Misty on March 28, 2006 04:32 PM

Ah, dammit, Knine and McGehee beat me to it...

Just remember, El hombre de acido, if things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.

Now, are you gonna get ta bloggin' or whistle Dixie?

Posted by: El Capitan on March 28, 2006 05:39 PM

Rob, your gut is gonna rumble for a while yet. You sure pissed it off. Get one of those kneeling-type chairs. I've used one for years. Of course, being a former Catholic school girl makes it easy for me to kneel....Ahem!.... But, you can't slouch in that kind of chair, and your stomach doesn't get all scrunched. It's good for your back, too, while you're at it.

And yeah. Just crawl into the cave and hibernate until you're better. Spring lasts a good while in Georgia. It'll be there when you're ready to enjoy it. So will we.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! on March 28, 2006 06:23 PM

Hope you're doing a bit better Rob - been thinking about you. I keep checking in...don't worry about losing your readers, I think most of us are pretty faithful...
Get well soon...

Posted by: Lisa on March 28, 2006 06:58 PM

Damn did they keep ya?

Posted by: livey on March 28, 2006 07:23 PM
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