An Emergency Surgery Status Update

2023 has been challenging and I've been offline for most of it. Many reasons, but I wanted to post this status update both to remind you I'm still around and to show you an example of why I've found myself occupied in other areas than computing this year. I had to have a serious emergency surgery a few weeks ago. Here's a brief semi-synopsis.

An Overdue Overall Update

12/31/17 Hi. Last day of 2017 and I've blogged almost nothing at all this year. I regret that, but it's been the toughest year, toughest two years, of my life and I haven't had the ability to blog or even write book reviews like I once did. I started an "Update" blog about 6-7 weeks …

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Go a Few Rounds With Your Brain’s Nerves: Welcome to TN Type2 Hell!

Okay. Update. This post is largely in response to a request from a reader. As many of you might remember, I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it's a neuropathic disease which affects the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the brain, causing unbelievable head and facial pain. Most scientists, doctors, …

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Minor Surgery on Monday

I'm having a minor neurological surgical procedure Monday morning to hopefully relieve some Trigeminal Neuralgia-related head and facial pain I've been having. This will be at least my eighth such procedure since summer 2011. Some have worked and some haven't. I had three last year and none of them worked at all, but one I …

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Rheumatologist Appointment

This week, I had an appointment with a rheumatologist. I had been waiting nearly SEVEN months for this appointment! I was not happy about having to wait so long. However, I was increasingly desperate and was hopeful this doctor could help me. I've always had strong hands and have always been able to give long, …

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