Thursday, October 23, 2008


Doctor says I have a hernia. That'll be the third of my life. What the fuck is up with that?

And as much as I hate that my body clearly loves doing this shit to me, I hate even more that the end result is surgery. I don't wanna be chopped up and go through all the recuperation stuff again. It's just not fun. I like fun stuff.

So I'm feeling a bit down, but I know I have to just get on with my shit. Still, the news isn't even 24 hours old yet (even if I was fairly convinced of it a few days ago), so I guess I can allow myself a little moping time, right?

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Blogger Milla said...

Mop mop.

I love you *Aste!!!

(does that help?)

23 October, 2008 10:47  
Blogger Captain Karen said...

Yes, you're allowed to mope around. My father was a hernia sufferer as well and ended up having surgery. Just make sure you relax and take care of yourself. It may not be fun but you wouldn't want to dive back into the fun stuff before you body is completely ready, right? Although it's difficult to not give in to the fun's so tempting.

And, like Milla, I loves ya too! As do lots of other folks so you have to get better, see? To help you focus on recooperating, think of the delicious maple cookies and jam I'll be bringing you in about 4 months and 2 weeks!!!!

23 October, 2008 12:16  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Milla: Thank you, pet. Nice to know, but unfortunately doesn't help my predicament. Shame, that.

Karen: Funnily enough, the doctor said it could be at least 16 weeks till my surgery... Um, November, December, January, February... UK waiting lists, huh?! I'll keep my fingers crossed for something considerably sooner while still weighing up my other options. Thanks for da luv, though.

23 October, 2008 12:21  
Anonymous cappy said...

you're allowed as much time as you need when it involves "those" areas!
and i thought you only got em by doing heavy manuual labour....who knew?
seriously, hope you're ok.

23 October, 2008 12:23  
Anonymous cappy said...

p.s. i blame all the moshing at the gallows gigs!
(at least thats what i'd be telling everyone)

23 October, 2008 12:25  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

a small amount of moping is acceptable...

23 October, 2008 12:35  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cappy: Not just manual labour. They are quite common in footballers, for example: all those long stretches of groin muscles and the like. Urrghhh. Not that I was playing football either! And I keep a low profile mosh-wise!

Mr A: Thanks. I think I'd feel less mopey if I hadn't already been through it all twice already (once aged 3, and once aged 27).

23 October, 2008 13:01  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

mope away, my friend

and feel better soon!

23 October, 2008 15:05  
Blogger furiousBall said...

i know exactly how you feel. i hate when i break down. get it taken care of and enjoy that free healthcare you've got :)

23 October, 2008 16:03  
Blogger Wandering Coyote said...'s an abdominal hernia? If so, my brother had this surgery a year ago and he had a mesh net put in the abdominal wall and if they do this with you, you should never have another hernia.

He got his by coughing during a nasty cold, BTW.

23 October, 2008 16:42  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Thanks Martha :)

F/ball: Sometimes it all just comes at once, right? Free healthcare rocks, but you gotta waaaaaait long time...

Coyote: Yeah, I think I have mesh in my one from last time, so I imagine this one will be too. As my old gran used to say, "It's not the cough that carries you off; it's the coffin they carry you off in." (Apropos of very little.)

23 October, 2008 17:17  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Yeah mope. I am so sorry to hear this news. I hope it all goes by quickly and painlessly...thats what I hope. Oh shit...what a drag. I feel like moping too.

23 October, 2008 17:25  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Candy: Newlyweds mustn't mope!

23 October, 2008 18:47  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Yes mope all you want Ast.... Sending lots of get well vibes your way.. Relax and you will heal faster...

23 October, 2008 20:06  
Blogger punxxi said...

mope away!

23 October, 2008 23:07  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...


chin up boss. When your down just ask yourself, What would Snake Plisken do?

24 October, 2008 05:02  
Blogger Shep said...

Sorry to hear that, mate. I had a hernia when I was 2, nearly died. Saved by some lovely doctor at Hammersmith Hospital. Anyway, I do have a lovely scar to show for that's to look forward to eh? Chicks dig scars, and you could always say you got it duelling or something...I always do.

24 October, 2008 05:51  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Tweetey: Thanks. It's been a stressful couple of weeks, too, which hasn't helped. But I'm looking forward to relaxing some!

Punxxi: Moping is one thing I'm rel good at, so I will. But not for too long!

Shea: WWSPD is my mantra, buddy!

Shep: Thanks bud. My first one was at age 2, too. Well, 30 months, to be precise, so I've already got duelling scars on both sides. Before long, chicks will start to guess I musta lost my duel...

24 October, 2008 09:51  
Blogger Cynnie said...

damn..the english are prone to hernias huh?

hope you're not in a lot of pain ..
I'm dealing with postherpetic neuralgia..pain after the fucking shingles ..
and baby..
I've realized I'm a fucking wimp.

25 October, 2008 11:50  
Anonymous Franki said...

everyone deserves a mope. meanwhile, you gotta quit that heavy lifting!

25 October, 2008 21:10  
Blogger Ron said...

here's hopin' you feel better after the surgery! Yow!

26 October, 2008 20:06  
Blogger _z. said...

oh shit!
I didn't even know you could get that more than once...

hope you get it over with pretty soon...

get well my friend.
rest and relax.

28 October, 2008 23:25  
Blogger Biddie said...

Of course you are aloowed to mope. Surgery sucks ass.
Hope it all goes smoothly.

04 November, 2008 18:40  

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