Lyssa's home from the hospital.

Lyssa's home from the hospital and recovering in the next room.

Her surgery was scheduled for 1400 EST5EDT today at a surgicenter just down the street from the specialist she went to yesterday. There was a bit of a mishap on the way to the car this afternoon because our apartment complex is berift of accessibility features for the handicapped. Lyssa fell again on the sidewalk, though it seemed that the thermoplastic fitted splint took the brunt of the shock. All things considered, however, the surgery itself took a little over two hours. Grant and I spent some time with …

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I can think of better ways to start the weekend.

I wish I could say that the weekend got off to a good start, but I really can't. I don't know of any better way to explain what happened, so I may as well just jump into it head-first and sort it out during editing.

Sometime Thursday morning I started feeling lousy once again - pain, difficulty breathing, muscle cramps, all of the same signs from a few weeks ago when I came back from Pittsburgh. As the day progressed, the discomfort worsened until, around 2100 on Thursday night, I couldn't sit, stand, or lie down without feeling like someone had …

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Another Gildowan update.

Rialian has arrived safely in Colorado after driving cross-country for about two days to join the Gildowan family. One of the first things he did when he got there was jack the donated eMac into their network and start installing Mac OSX Tiger for them so that they could get back on the Net (after all, there are three forms of death: brain death, heart death, and dropping off the Net).

The physicians taking care of Ashran are amazed at the speed with which he is recovering. What they thought were third degree burns were downgraded to second degree burns …

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Merry Christmas, everyone.

James Brown, requisat en pace When I get home, I'll play some good, old fashioned LA Style in your memory, because it was That Song, the first track of Best of Rave volume one that got me listening to you after all.

Lyssa and I got up around 0800 EST/EDT, when our circadian rhythms had decided that we'd gotten enough sleep, and got ourselves going for the long haul back to Pittsburgh to visit my family. Lyssa's father had gone to the nursing home to visit Grandma Pat before we'd awakened, so we waited for a while until everyone …

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