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Once more unto the breach, dear friends...

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 6, 2010, 1:37 AM


I finally have a date.

On the 13th, I have an arteriogram scheduled. On the 16th, they'll do a chemical stress test to make sure my heart can handle surgery. Within a week after that, I'll be headed to surgery. So, by the 20th or 21st, latest.

My surgeon confirmed during our consultation that I have to have a full femoral bypass this time. No more catheterizations. I just hope this one last me more than a year before it clogs back up again.

Several people asked to be informed when I actually have a date for the big show, so here ya go.

I'll probably be poking my nose in here right up to the day I go in for surgery, and probably will be back on here just a few days after the surgery, while I'm laid up in the hospital. If I happen to write anything stupid or rude, please forgive me. It'll be 'cuz I'm on some groovy pain killers, and I won't be responsible for what I might say.

A lot of folks here have had sweet, kind, supportive words for me in recent weeks. None of you will ever have a clue how much I appreciate it. Aside from my wife, my kids and grand babies, and a few close friends, I care about my associations and friendships on DA more than any other relationships in my life. I feel a real connection to many here, and your words of support have meant the world to both myself and my wife. Chaz, Bob, Armin, Blades, Jeremy, Jesse, Cat, Pxl, Doj, and so very many others... I love you guys.

In the event something... final should befall me during the surgery, my lovely, loving wife Laura has agreed to come on here under my name and let you all know. If that happens, I know you guys will give her all the love and support and kindness you can. For that, you will have my un-ending gratitude. Be sweet to her if that happens, ya'll... for some screwy reason she really loves me, and if I should not make it through the surgery, she'll be a real mess.

Man, am I looking forward to this. It'll be such a relief to have an end to the pain, and to be able to feel my foot again.

I'll keep you all informed.

  • Listening to: myself snore
  • Reading: The Romulan War by Maichael Martin
  • Watching: True Blood, NCIS, and my lovely wifey
  • Playing: Mass Effect, Torchlight
  • Eating: roast chicken sandwiches, homemade black bean soup
  • Drinking: sun tea, Pepsi zero, A&W, Avian
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
All to peace, courage and strength, my friend. Praying for you! :hug: It's going to be good!
Here's to you! :ahoy:
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Eth...:)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Looking forward to seeing what kind of loopy conversations you could have ^^
Keep those spirits up. You seem like a pretty tough cookie.
:hug:
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'll try not to disappoint!:)
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:iconnyrak:
Nyrak Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good Luck!
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:icondarkmir:
Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're in my prayers. :)
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:icondarkmir:
Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, orchid...:)
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Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:rose:
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wish you all the best! :hug:
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional
Good luck, man. :)
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:icondarkmir:
Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, GH.
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Takirami Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best of luck.
You look badass so I'm sure you'll pull trough =P
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Dojang Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
shit, man. don't even think like that. i look forward to teasing your drugged attempts at intelligent artsy conversation and correct spelling in the weeks following.
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:icondarkmir:
Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Me too, Doj.:)
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Blades-123 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish you the best of luck for a successful surgery and a swift and full recovery.:)
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my friend.
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