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This time it was to visit jamesbarrett, who admitted himself to the emergency room this morning for what he thought was chest pain. Turns out it was mid-abdominal pain and he gets to have an organ removed tomorrow! I'll let you speculate on which one, but the good news is that he's alive and reasonably well and should be out in a few days. We took him a 4E Player's Handbook so he'd have something to read; we also encountered his sister, whom I hadn't seen since the 1980s or so, who was visiting him as well.

For those inclined, you can drop him well-wishes at his journal — I'm sure he'd love to see a full inbox when he gets home.

Anyway, that threw a monkeywrench into my art plans for this evening; on top of the stinky stressball of a day I had at work, I'm now very much inclined to give the whole thing a miss at this stage and sit in the corner with Buddha in my lap and a good book to read. AnthroCon is bearing down on me fast like a … big … furry convention … in Pittsburgh. Tomorrow I work, tomorrow night I pick up the van, Thursday morning I pick up mammallamadevil at the airport and hantamouse at his house, then we drive, drive, drive and schlep stuff to the convention hall, I spend Friday and Saturday drawing 'til my hand falls off, Sunday I draw for a while then we schlep stuff to the FedEx store and drive, drive, drive home, then Monday I'm back at work.

The good news is, I have the 4th of July off! I'll need it. 0.o

-The Gneech

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tegeran
Jun. 25th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Gallbladder, I presume. Several orders of magnitude better than a heart attack!

Best wishes for speedy recovery to him.
jamesbarrett
Jun. 27th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
thanks! and you're correct! -Frisk
grizzly47
Jun. 25th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
Playing with organs
I'm betting id's gallbladder too.

As for your art, don't worry: Me..I got to paint all day, and had a blast!

Hope you're able to get back to yours Gneech :-)
mammallamadevil
Jun. 25th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
you bring the pencil sharpener
I'll bring the needle and thread to deal with your hand. I wonder if anyone has noticed the previous scars of my handiwork?...(grin)

MLD
exatron
Jun. 25th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
I think we have a consensus on gall bladder. The pain's too high to be his appendix, and I don't see why it would be something like the spleen or a more vital organ.

If you need help with schlepping stuff to the convention hall, let me know.
laurie_robey
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
Another piece of vital information is he lost his appendix in high school!
the_gneech
Jun. 25th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
It was weird; one minute it was there, the next it was gone. We never did figure out what happened to that thing.

-TG
hantamouse
Jun. 25th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
I vaguely recall it had something to do with Dr Strangelove.
mg4h
Jun. 25th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Gallbladder stones. Most common non-heart-attack chest pain going into the ER.

Am I right?

I actually had that, and thought it was a heart attack, but I realized I wasn't having shortness of breath, I had all my faculties, and there was no radiating pain down my arm. And, it faded after a bit.

:)
jamesbarrett
Jun. 27th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yep, it was a stone in the gallbladder. a really big one too. something like an inch. -Frisk
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