Tuesday, February 19, 2008

thanks and sorry

Thank you everyone for all your words of encouragement, support, and concern. You have no idea how much it meant and still means to me. I feel absolutely terrible that I haven’t been exactly timely with my updates, but plan to make good on it.

Almost forty nights with less than four hours sleep, often none at all and never more than two in a row, had literally turned me into a lunatic the last couple of weeks. I long ago developed a tolerance to their anti-anxiety medication (Neurol), both types of sleeping pill (Stilnox and Hypnogen) and whatever they’re shooting in my ass at 10PM knocks me out for only about two hours. I actually had my best sleep on the operating table.¨
That said, I had my stitches (actually just one long one in 20) out yesterday. I haven't been in a fist fight, that shiner happens to all of us after brain surgery...

And my roomies, Vlad’a and Mirek, who I will miss terribly when I leave this place tomorrow for Kateřinská.

10 comments:

marly said...

Nice post, Mikey. FYI, I'm pretty certain you are the only one who is down on you for not posting more often. Relax, darling, as much as you can. See you over at Karlak. Pusu, M.

Tim said...

Looking good, Mike - but what a tragic waste of perfectly good hair follicles!

I'm glad you're up and about. If there's a good time to call, let me know.

Yours,

Tim B.

bextra said...

wow the black eye and shaved head make you look so tough and masculine ;-) now you need a punk rock band... he he . Great to see the pics-reassuring for us all I'm sure. Those bloody tube things for drugs are a pain-I remember them from when Bobby was born....soon get rid of em though. sending you a massive hug and lots of love bex n boyz xxxxxxxxxx

maire said...

great to read your posts, mike. i've always said you should write more -- i'm still waiting for the vampire novel.

will come to see you at the old hospital. i've missed the tea.

AND i have a care package for you from overseas.

that's all i'm sayin'...

Jiff said...

Damn, dude ... you look positively sharp!

Vladan said...

Hey Mike, I ran into Henny the other day and she filled me in on your op. I'm glad things went good. I'll be checking in again. Get well soon.

clare said...

Mike, you look bloody amazing! Seeing that picture of you put a big smile on my face. Keep on getting better.
Cx

Liz said...

Love from London, Mr G. I'm so delighted to read your posts (no pressure! no pressure!) and to see you in good form after such a huge procedure.
Wishing you sweet sleep soon. And planning to see you again in May.
xx

Shay said...

The scarf! You have the scarf on!

I love it and you!

Bad said...

SWEET SCAR DUDE!! im proud of you. i had no doubt you would beat this, i still dont. keep up the positive attitude and stay strong!

Bad Jeff