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#1: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 04:43:35 by pjamison2

It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up with
an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though.

I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. Some sort of - well, I won't go
into graphic details. Just a few weeks ago, it had gotten to the state where
my girlfriend told me I was going to the emergency hospital *NOW*. So we
did. The doctors examined it, sent me to get a CTscan and came to the
conclusion that letting this one drain and heal on its own won't be enough -
it's somehow connected to my bronchial tubes and it will require surgery to
tie it off. I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't
mind telling you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and
hopefully the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
hospital overnight at the most.

So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy birthdays to
J M Doyle, Anitra L. Freeman, Chris Carter, Deena Mobbs, Piers Forrest,
Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Frank Reedy, Jamie Crowther, Katie Sims, Joe "Muse"
Musielak, Tim Hunt, Rocky Frisco, Theo Asma, Steve Rogers, Sylvain Chambon,
Mike Putnam, Maurice Barnes, Tim Mueller, Thorin, Martin O'Nions and anyone
else from the second half of July that we're forgetting. With a little good
fortune, we'll be back in regular service in two weeks.

(A Sable ferret in the uniform of the RCMP peeks in from Stage Left.)

Murphy: Actually that's only part of the story. Paul's also being lazy.
Don't thinkhe'll have this excuse next time.

Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Paul

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#2: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 05:00:36 by Flesh-eating Dragon

Paul E. Jamison wrote:

> Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

A large and magnificent bird swoops down from the ceiling at great
speed, passing barely a metre from Paul's head.

Whiiiiiiiisssshhh!!!!!!!!

Murphy is speechless for a few seconds, and then remarks, "Now that's
what I call a good wish".

Adrian.
(Seriously, best of luck.)

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#3: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 11:51:21 by Rgemini

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
> I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't
> mind telling you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and
> hopefully the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
> hospital overnight at the most.

The anticipation is often worse than the experience. Very best wishes
for successful surgery and a comfortable recovery.

All the best
Rgemini

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#4: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 12:31:32 by sphira9343

Paul E. Jamison wrote:

[Forthcoming surgery]

> I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't
> mind telling you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and
> hopefully the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
> hospital overnight at the most.

Best wishes to you for the surgery, Paul - hope it all goes well.

> So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy birthdays to
> Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Rocky Frisco, Sylvain Chambon, Martin O'Nions and anyone
> else from the second half of July that we're forgetting.

Happy Birthday to all those :-)

>With a little good
> fortune, we'll be back in regular service in two weeks.

Never mind that - you take the time you need to catch up with yourself.


CCA

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#5: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 12:43:16 by Diane L

Paul E. Jamison wrote:

<snip>
> Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Fervently wishing you well. Please let us know how it went
when you feel up to it.

Diane L.

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#6: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 13:17:15 by Gid Holyoake

In article &lt;rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06</a>&gt;, Paul E. Jamison generously
decided to share with us..

Snippetry..

&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

A line of assorted mustelids gather along one edge of the newsgroup..
one of them (called Wolverine) addresses the others.. &quot;We otter do
something for Paul, guys.. Weasel know that he stoatally great at doing
the birthday thing, and I don't want to seem as though I'm badgering
you, but I mink-lined to suggest that we all ferret about and fisher
round for some suitable words.. and Marten?.. I think it might help if
you cut down on the skunk[1] for a while and straightened up..

The line of assorted creatures polecat the ground for a while then
suddenly, as one, they look up smiling and say &quot;Get Well Soon Paul!&quot;

Gid

[1] OK, I know skunks are actually mephitidae and not mustelidae, but
it was a good way to bring in a related species and to use marten as a
name OK?..

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#7: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 13:24:33 by Gaz Webber

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06..." target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06...</a>
&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up
&gt; with an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though.
&gt;
&gt; I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. Some sort of - well, I won't go
&gt; into graphic details. Just a few weeks ago, it had gotten to the state
&gt; where my girlfriend told me I was going to the emergency hospital *NOW*.
&gt; So we did. The doctors examined it, sent me to get a CTscan and came to
&gt; the conclusion that letting this one drain and heal on its own won't be
&gt; enough - it's somehow connected to my bronchial tubes and it will require
&gt; surgery to tie it off. I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the
&gt; knife. I won't mind telling you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing
&gt; isn't common, and hopefully the doc will know what he's doing.
&gt; Theoretically I'll be in the hospital overnight at the most.
&gt;
&gt; So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy birthdays
&gt; to J M Doyle, Anitra L. Freeman, Chris Carter, Deena Mobbs, Piers Forrest,
&gt; Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Frank Reedy, Jamie Crowther, Katie Sims, Joe &quot;Muse&quot;
&gt; Musielak, Tim Hunt, Rocky Frisco, Theo Asma, Steve Rogers, Sylvain
&gt; Chambon, Mike Putnam, Maurice Barnes, Tim Mueller, Thorin, Martin O'Nions
&gt; and anyone else from the second half of July that we're forgetting. With a
&gt; little good fortune, we'll be back in regular service in two weeks.
&gt;
&gt; (A Sable ferret in the uniform of the RCMP peeks in from Stage Left.)
&gt;
&gt; Murphy: Actually that's only part of the story. Paul's also being lazy.
&gt; Don't thinkhe'll have this excuse next time.
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;
&gt; Paul
&gt;
&gt;

Good wishes coming your way from me, too :)

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#8: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 15:03:54 by Ssirienna

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06..." target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06...</a>
&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up
&gt; with an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though.
&gt;
(snipped serious explanation)
&gt;
&gt; So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy birthdays
&gt; to J M Doyle, Anitra L. Freeman, Chris Carter, Deena Mobbs, Piers Forrest,
&gt; Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Frank Reedy, Jamie Crowther, Katie Sims, Joe &quot;Muse&quot;
&gt; Musielak, Tim Hunt, Rocky Frisco, Theo Asma, Steve Rogers, Sylvain
&gt; Chambon, Mike Putnam, Maurice Barnes, Tim Mueller, Thorin, Martin O'Nions
&gt; and anyone else from the second half of July that we're forgetting. With a
&gt; little good fortune, we'll be back in regular service in two weeks.

Hippo Birdbath Rocky and all the others
&gt;
&gt; (A Sable ferret in the uniform of the RCMP peeks in from Stage Left.)
&gt;
&gt; Murphy: Actually that's only part of the story. Paul's also being lazy.
&gt; Don't thinkhe'll have this excuse next time.
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;

Oh Gosh Paul - ALL good wishes I can send!!!
I always light 2 candles in church after the service - one for family
and one for friends. I am more than happy for you to piggy back the
friend's candle - and take all the good wishes and prayers you need!

Fingers Crossed for an easy and trouble free stay in hospital
and one where you come out quickly, safely and fully on the mend

Take care,

Ssirienna
--
&quot;O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts!&quot;
John Keats

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#9: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 15:39:58 by Lizzie

Paul E. Jamison wrote:

&gt; So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy birthdays to
&gt; J M Doyle, Anitra L. Freeman, Chris Carter, Deena Mobbs, Piers Forrest,
&gt; Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Frank Reedy, Jamie Crowther, Katie Sims, Joe &quot;Muse&quot;
&gt; Musielak, Tim Hunt, Rocky Frisco, Theo Asma, Steve Rogers, Sylvain Chambon,
&gt; Mike Putnam, Maurice Barnes, Tim Mueller, Thorin, Martin O'Nions and anyone
&gt; else from the second half of July that we're forgetting.

Indeed, happy birthdays to all of you!

&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Good wishes, good luck, and I hope and trust everything will be fine!

//Stina

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#10: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 16:41:30 by redtiger

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06..." target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06...</a>

&lt;I'd say sn*p, but that seems unkind at the moment&gt;

&gt; So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy birthdays
&gt; to J M Doyle, Anitra L. Freeman, Chris Carter, Deena Mobbs, Piers Forrest,
&gt; Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Frank Reedy, Jamie Crowther, Katie Sims, Joe &quot;Muse&quot;
&gt; Musielak, Tim Hunt, Rocky Frisco, Theo Asma, Steve Rogers, Sylvain
&gt; Chambon, Mike Putnam, Maurice Barnes, Tim Mueller, Thorin, Martin O'Nions
&gt; and anyone else from the second half of July that we're forgetting. With a
&gt; little good fortune, we'll be back in regular service in two weeks.
&gt;
&gt; (A Sable ferret in the uniform of the RCMP peeks in from Stage Left.)
&gt;
&gt; Murphy: Actually that's only part of the story. Paul's also being lazy.
&gt; Don't thinkhe'll have this excuse next time.
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;

Best wishes to you. Yes, the surgeons really do know what they're doing, so
everything will be fine. Just think of the crazy, anaesthetic induced dreams
you can have of the cannon crew while you're there. Should stock you up for
the next year.

Anthony

--
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#11: Re: Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 16:48:20 by Torak

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up with
&gt; an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though.
&gt;
&gt; I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. Some sort of - well, I won't go
&gt; into graphic details. Just a few weeks ago, it had gotten to the state where
&gt; my girlfriend told me I was going to the emergency hospital *NOW*. So we
&gt; did. The doctors examined it, sent me to get a CTscan and came to the
&gt; conclusion that letting this one drain and heal on its own won't be enough -
&gt; it's somehow connected to my bronchial tubes and it will require surgery to
&gt; tie it off. I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't
&gt; mind telling you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and
&gt; hopefully the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
&gt; hospital overnight at the most.

Well, that sounds jolly... :-(

Best of luck with the surgery, then, and get well soon.

Oh, and rodents, dancing or otherwise, to the birthday folks.

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#12: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 19:05:55 by Aggie Angst

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come
&gt; up with an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified,
&gt; though.
&gt; I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. Some sort of - well, I
&gt; won't go into graphic details. Just a few weeks ago, it had gotten to
&gt; the state where my girlfriend told me I was going to the emergency
&gt; hospital *NOW*. So we did. The doctors examined it, sent me to get a
&gt; CTscan and came to the conclusion that letting this one drain and
&gt; heal on its own won't be enough - it's somehow connected to my
&gt; bronchial tubes and it will require surgery to tie it off. I figure
&gt; in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't mind telling
&gt; you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and hopefully
&gt; the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
&gt; hospital overnight at the most.
&gt; Murphy: Actually that's only part of the story. Paul's also being
&gt; lazy. Don't thinkhe'll have this excuse next time.
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;

Very good wishes Paul. You'll feel better for having it done.
Let us know when you're back please.

Aggie

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#13: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 19:08:21 by Daibhid Ceannaideach

The time: 16 Jul 2006. The place: alt.fan.pratchett. The
speaker: &quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt;

&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

You've got them. I know what it's like having an operation
(not, admittedly, a serious one[1]) and while it's nerve-
racking, they honestly do know what they're doing.

[1] I know what it's like being in hospital *for* a serious
operation, but at the last minute they told me it wasn't what
they thought it was and I should take antibiotics and watch my
diet instead...

--
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#14: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 19:51:53 by Lesley Weston

in article rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06</a>, Paul E. Jamison at
<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a> wrote on 15/07/2006 7:43 PM:

&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up with
&gt; an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though.
&gt;
&gt; I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. Some sort of - well, I won't go
&gt; into graphic details. Just a few weeks ago, it had gotten to the state where
&gt; my girlfriend told me I was going to the emergency hospital *NOW*. So we
&gt; did. The doctors examined it, sent me to get a CTscan and came to the
&gt; conclusion that letting this one drain and heal on its own won't be enough -
&gt; it's somehow connected to my bronchial tubes and it will require surgery to
&gt; tie it off. I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't
&gt; mind telling you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and
&gt; hopefully the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
&gt; hospital overnight at the most.

&lt;snip&gt;

&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Good wishes you have in abundance. It seems likely that the surgeon will
know what (s)he's doing - they don't usually get turned loose until they're
really competent. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

--
Lesley Weston.

Brightly_coloured_blob is real, but I don't often check even the few bits
that get through Yahoo's filters. To reach me, use leswes att shaw dott ca,
changing spelling and spacing as required.

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#15: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 20:13:23 by Eric Jarvis

Paul E. Jamison <a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a> wrote in
&lt;rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06</a>&gt;:
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;

You've got them. Keep us posted and good luck.

--
eric
www.ericjarvis.co.uk
&quot;live fast, die only if strictly necessary&quot;

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#16: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 21:00:18 by Orjan Westin

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

You have them in oodles from here, and should you feel the need for a
bit of R&amp;R from Birthdaying, I have some friends who are happy to lend a
hand.

(I think they enjoy doing something meaningful occasionally)

Orjan
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#17: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 22:32:12 by Martyn Clapham

In message &lt;rJhug.19807$<a href="mailto:f76.382&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">f76.382&#64;dukeread06</a>&gt;, Paul E. Jamison
&lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; writes

( was going to put the usual snip tag here, but I think you're going to
get enough of them in hospital! )

&gt;Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

You have lots from me.

Being needle-phobic I was really stressed when they had to take off a
polyp ( or some other sort of minor growth ) on my back. It turned out
to be no big deal and I hope your op ends up the same way. ( BTW, the
biopsy on mine came back clear. )

Mart.
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#18: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 22:45:11 by Stacie Hanes

Diane L wrote:
&gt; Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt;
&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;
&gt; Fervently wishing you well. Please let us know how it went
&gt; when you feel up to it.

A second order of what she said.

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#19: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-16 23:29:13 by aqusenet

Paul E. Jamison &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

And you'll have them.

Be well.

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#20: Re: [I] <snip> - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-17 04:51:13 by April Goodwin-Smith

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; wrote ...
&lt;snip&gt;
&gt; I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. &lt;snip&gt; and it
&gt; will require surgery to tie it off. I figure in about a week
&gt; or so I'll go under the knife.
&lt;snip&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;

Best wishes for a perfect surgery and a rapid recovery.

April.

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#21: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-17 16:51:51 by Jeff Howell

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

And good wishes you shall have. Here's hoping for easy surgery and a
quick recovery.

--
Jeff

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#22: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-17 23:14:39 by Julian Hall

On Sat, 15 Jul 2006 21:43:35 -0500, Paul E. Jamison wrote:

&gt; I figure in about a week or so I'll go under the knife.

All the best Paul! See you when you're back up and fit :)
--
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#23: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-18 00:34:59 by raltbos

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Consider yourself well-wished from me, as well.

Richard

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#24: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-18 20:01:38 by carol

Paul E. Jamison &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote:


&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Good luck with the op and the healing afterwards Paul.

--
Carol
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#25: Re: Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-18 21:29:06 by bethbriuk

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up with
&gt; an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though
Snip
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.
&gt;
&gt; Paul

All the very best Paul, I'm sure your surgeon is as good as mine and
you'll get the all clear.(Even though I didn't make it to the birthday
wishes this year :-) )

BriD

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#26: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-19 01:36:50 by Brian Wakeling

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come
&gt; up with an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified,
&gt; though.
&gt; I've had the *thing* on my neck for years. Some sort of - well, I
&gt; won't go into graphic details. Just a few weeks ago, it had gotten
&gt; to
&gt; the state where my girlfriend told me I was going to the emergency
&gt; hospital *NOW*. So we did. The doctors examined it, sent me to get a
&gt; CTscan and came to the conclusion that letting this one drain and
&gt; heal on its own won't be enough - it's somehow connected to my
&gt; bronchial tubes and it will require surgery to tie it off. I figure
&gt; in about a week or so I'll go under the knife. I won't mind telling
&gt; you I'm a bit nervous. This sort of thing isn't common, and
&gt; hopefully
&gt; the doc will know what he's doing. Theoretically I'll be in the
&gt; hospital overnight at the most.
&gt; So - no ferrets with cannons this time. I do want to wish happy
&gt; birthdays to J M Doyle, Anitra L. Freeman, Chris Carter, Deena
&gt; Mobbs,
&gt; Piers Forrest, Rhiannon, Carol Hague, Frank Reedy, Jamie Crowther,
&gt; Katie Sims, Joe &quot;Muse&quot; Musielak, Tim Hunt, Rocky Frisco, Theo Asma,
&gt; Steve Rogers, Sylvain Chambon, Mike Putnam, Maurice Barnes, Tim
&gt; Mueller, Thorin, Martin O'Nions and anyone else from the second half
&gt; of July that we're forgetting. With a little good fortune, we'll be
&gt; back in regular service in two weeks.
&gt; (A Sable ferret in the uniform of the RCMP peeks in from Stage
&gt; Left.)
&gt;
&gt; Murphy: Actually that's only part of the story. Paul's also being
&gt; lazy. Don't thinkhe'll have this excuse next time.
&gt;
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Good luck.
Hope there's no problems with recovery.

I really felt lifted when you did the RD songs :-D


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#27: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-19 17:17:11 by Mary Messall

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

You have mine.

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#28: Re: [I] Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-19 17:34:10 by Thomas Zahr

Paul E. Jamison posted:

&gt; ... I think I'm justified, though ...

Absolutely, good luck!

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#29: Re: Birthdays - and something serious

Posted on 2006-07-21 14:24:41 by Marco Villalta

Paul E. Jamison wrote:

&gt; It's that time of the month again, and I can't bring myself to come up with
&gt; an amusing birthday greetings now. I think I'm justified, though.

I'd say so, yeah.

&gt; Seriously - really seriously - I'd welcome good wishes.

Some belated (I've been way too busy to read a.f.p much at all lately,
I only occasionally check in through Google) good wishes from here!

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#30: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:01:53 by pjamison2

I went in to the hospital yesterday morning for the operation. I was
understandably nervous (read: &quot;Scared&quot;) and wanted to bolt and run. I *hate*
needles, for one thing. I do not remember a thing between Pre-Op and
Post-Op; ie, I don't recall being wheeled into the operation room. My throat
wasn't too sore, nor was I in very much pain. I had a late lunch with no
problems. In all, it went a lot easier than I anticipated.

The worst thing about it was that they kept the IV needle in the back of my
hand until I checked out this morning. Word of warning: You do NOT want to
bang the back of your hand against the wall when you've got one of those
needles in it, no matter how well anchored it is by tape.

I talked to the doc this morning before I checked out. They cleaned out as
much of the bronchial tract that was connected with the external abscess as
they could. I've got stitches now, so I can't move my neck much, and
there'll be a follow-up visit.

In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

Paul

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#31: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and somethingserious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:25:49 by Nigel Stapley

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; I went in to the hospital yesterday morning for the operation. I was
&gt; understandably nervous (read: &quot;Scared&quot;) and wanted to bolt and run. I *hate*
&gt; needles, for one thing. I do not remember a thing between Pre-Op and
&gt; Post-Op; ie, I don't recall being wheeled into the operation room. My throat
&gt; wasn't too sore, nor was I in very much pain. I had a late lunch with no
&gt; problems. In all, it went a lot easier than I anticipated.
&gt;
&gt; The worst thing about it was that they kept the IV needle in the back of my
&gt; hand until I checked out this morning. Word of warning: You do NOT want to
&gt; bang the back of your hand against the wall when you've got one of those
&gt; needles in it, no matter how well anchored it is by tape.
&gt;
&gt; I talked to the doc this morning before I checked out. They cleaned out as
&gt; much of the bronchial tract that was connected with the external abscess as
&gt; they could. I've got stitches now, so I can't move my neck much, and
&gt; there'll be a follow-up visit.
&gt;
&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.
&gt;

Yay! Here's for the best, Paul - hope the Cannon Crew are pampering you.

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#32: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and somethingserious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 20:57:38 by Jeff Howell

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
[...]
&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

Good news indeed. Glad to hear all went well, with the notable
exception of the bumping of the IV needles!

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#33: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 21:36:25 by pjamison2

&quot;Nigel Stapley&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:unet&#64;judgemental.plus.com" target="_blank">unet&#64;judgemental.plus.com</a>&gt; wrote in message
news:44c11c2e$0$22132$<a href="mailto:ed2619ec&#64;ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net..." target="_blank">ed2619ec&#64;ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net...</a>
&gt; Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt;&gt; I went in to the hospital yesterday morning for the operation. I was
&gt;&gt; understandably nervous (read: &quot;Scared&quot;) and wanted to bolt and run. I
&gt;&gt; *hate* needles, for one thing. I do not remember a thing between Pre-Op
&gt;&gt; and Post-Op; ie, I don't recall being wheeled into the operation room. My
&gt;&gt; throat wasn't too sore, nor was I in very much pain. I had a late lunch
&gt;&gt; with no problems. In all, it went a lot easier than I anticipated.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; The worst thing about it was that they kept the IV needle in the back of
&gt;&gt; my hand until I checked out this morning. Word of warning: You do NOT
&gt;&gt; want to bang the back of your hand against the wall when you've got one
&gt;&gt; of those needles in it, no matter how well anchored it is by tape.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I talked to the doc this morning before I checked out. They cleaned out
&gt;&gt; as much of the bronchial tract that was connected with the external
&gt;&gt; abscess as they could. I've got stitches now, so I can't move my neck
&gt;&gt; much, and there'll be a follow-up visit.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Yay! Here's for the best, Paul - hope the Cannon Crew are pampering you.
&gt;

Oh, certainly. I've even got a nurse waiting on me.

(A handsome Sable ferret, wearing a cute nurse's uniform and a very sour
expresssion on his face, comes in from Stage Left carrying a glass on a
tray.)

Murphy (for it is he): Another glass of cold water, *sir*?

Paul (taking glass): Why, yes, Murphy, thank you very much.

Murphy (staggering off): Blankety-blank high heels...

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#34: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 22:11:56 by PleegWat

In article &lt;X0awg.2140$<a href="mailto:5H.403&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">5H.403&#64;dukeread06</a>&gt;, Paul E. Jamison says...
&gt;
&gt; &quot;Nigel Stapley&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:unet&#64;judgemental.plus.com" target="_blank">unet&#64;judgemental.plus.com</a>&gt; wrote in message
&gt; news:44c11c2e$0$22132$<a href="mailto:ed2619ec&#64;ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net..." target="_blank">ed2619ec&#64;ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net...</a>
&gt; &gt; Yay! Here's for the best, Paul - hope the Cannon Crew are pampering you.
&gt;
&gt; Oh, certainly. I've even got a nurse waiting on me.
&gt;
&gt; (A handsome Sable ferret, wearing a cute nurse's uniform and a very sour
&gt; expresssion on his face, comes in from Stage Left carrying a glass on a
&gt; tray.)
&gt;
&gt; Murphy (for it is he): Another glass of cold water, *sir*?
&gt;
&gt; Paul (taking glass): Why, yes, Murphy, thank you very much.
&gt;
&gt; Murphy (staggering off): Blankety-blank high heels...

lol. Nice to hear you're all right.
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#35: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 22:15:24 by Daibhid Ceannaideach

The time: 21 Jul 2006. The place: alt.fan.pratchett. The
speaker: &quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt;

Glad to here you're okay.

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#36: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 22:51:40 by Arthur Hagen

Paul E. Jamison &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote:
&gt;
&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

Survival is a good survival trait.

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#37: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-21 23:50:26 by Julian Hall

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:01:53 -0500, Paul E. Jamison wrote:

&gt; The worst thing about it was that they kept the IV needle in the back of my
&gt; hand until I checked out this morning. Word of warning: You do NOT want to
&gt; bang the back of your hand against the wall when you've got one of those
&gt; needles in it, no matter how well anchored it is by tape.

Welcome back Paul!

Glad to hear it went OK.

You're right about the needles. I'm usually in for a few weeks after an
Op and they keep the needle in quite a while to replace fluids. Hence the
fact that I drink like a fish for several days to get rid of it faster :)
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#38: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-22 01:00:09 by Brian Wakeling

In a speech called kE8wg.2134$<a href="mailto:5H.751&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">5H.751&#64;dukeread06</a>,
Paul E. Jamison (<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>) spake thusly:

&gt; I went in to the hospital yesterday morning for the operation. I was
&gt; understandably nervous (read: &quot;Scared&quot;) and wanted to bolt and run.
&gt; I
&gt; *hate* needles, for one thing. I do not remember a thing between
&gt; Pre-Op and Post-Op; ie, I don't recall being wheeled into the
&gt; operation room. My throat wasn't too sore, nor was I in very much
&gt; pain. I had a late lunch with no problems. In all, it went a lot
&gt; easier than I anticipated.

Woo!


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#39: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and

Posted on 2006-07-22 02:39:01 by Lesley Weston

in article kE8wg.2134$<a href="mailto:5H.751&#64;dukeread06" target="_blank">5H.751&#64;dukeread06</a>, Paul E. Jamison at
<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a> wrote on 21/07/2006 11:01 AM:


&lt;snip operation&gt;

&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

That's great! Of course you were scared, who wouldn't be? But I'm glad that
it turned out you didn't need to be.

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#40: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-22 13:36:50 by sphira9343

Paul E. Jamison wrote:

&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

Glad to hear you're okay. Hope everything clears up now!

CCA

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#41: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-22 17:20:47 by Andrew Nevill

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:01:53 -0500, &quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt;
wrote:
&gt;
&gt;In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.
&gt;
Paul

Sounds like it went all right. Glad to here you're out of hospital. Be good
and don't make the Crew wait on you *too* much


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#42: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-22 18:08:00 by April Goodwin-Smith

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; wrote...
&lt;snip&gt;
&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.
&gt;

Yay! This is good news. Best wishes for this to the resolution,
and for rapid healing.

April.

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Posted on 2006-07-23 13:05:28 by carol

Paul E. Jamison &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote:


&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

Glad to hear things went well. Good luck with the healing.

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#44: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and somethingserious)

Posted on 2006-07-23 16:26:44 by Mary Messall

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; I went in to the hospital yesterday morning for the operation.
....
&gt; I talked to the doc this morning before I checked out. They cleaned out as
&gt; much of the bronchial tract that was connected with the external abscess as
&gt; they could. I've got stitches now, so I can't move my neck much, and
&gt; there'll be a follow-up visit.
&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

That's the idea. It's a problem whose solution you're working on.
Don't get discouraged.

Hope you have a quick recovery.

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#45: Re: Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-23 22:29:00 by bethbriuk

Paul E. Jamison wrote:
&gt; I went in to the hospital yesterday morning for the operation. I was
&gt; understandably nervous (read: &quot;Scared&quot;) and wanted to bolt and run. I *hate*
&gt; needles, for one thing. I do not remember a thing between Pre-Op and
&gt; Post-Op; ie, I don't recall being wheeled into the operation room. My throat
&gt; wasn't too sore, nor was I in very much pain. I had a late lunch with no
&gt; problems. In all, it went a lot easier than I anticipated.
&gt;
&gt; The worst thing about it was that they kept the IV needle in the back of my
&gt; hand until I checked out this morning. Word of warning: You do NOT want to
&gt; bang the back of your hand against the wall when you've got one of those
&gt; needles in it, no matter how well anchored it is by tape.
&gt;
&gt; I talked to the doc this morning before I checked out. They cleaned out as
&gt; much of the bronchial tract that was connected with the external abscess as
&gt; they could. I've got stitches now, so I can't move my neck much, and
&gt; there'll be a follow-up visit.
&gt;
&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.
&gt;
&gt; Paul

Great, Obviously as good a doctor as mine! Now concentrate on recovery.

I have my second follow up next week. All OK so far.

BriD

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#46: Re: [I] Well, that's over with (was Re:{[I} Birthdays - and something serious)

Posted on 2006-07-23 22:36:47 by raltbos

&quot;Paul E. Jamison&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:pjamison2&#64;cox.net" target="_blank">pjamison2&#64;cox.net</a>&gt; wrote:

&gt; In short - I'm alive. Maybe, eventually, this will be an end to it.

Good. Keep it up.

Richard

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