Hey guys, apologies for being MIA for the past few weeks, and many thanks to Arth for providing some great articles while I’ve been out of it. I did pop on the Hunting Party Podcast a couple weeks ago to explain the whole deal (though I see that episode hasn’t been posted yet, now that I look). Here’s a recap:
A bit over two weeks ago I went in for basic oral surgery to get a couple teeth pulled. I was under general anesthesia (or sedation I guess). Was supposed to be under for a half hour, was actually under for more like 7 hours.
They tossed me in an ambulance to the ER as a precaution (and I missed getting an ambulance ride for being unconscious!). When I woke up I was coughing up blood, and it became clear I aspirated blood during the surgery (actually swallowed a ton too — which was exciting). After chest x-rays and whatever other stuff they did (I was in and out of it) the doc concluded I had aspiration pnemonia and they wouldn’t let me out of the hospital, and kept me there for 3 days on IV antibiotics.
Since then I’ve been slowly recovering. The docs say the pnemonia is gone, but they also say that it takes a long time to recover your stamina. So currently I’m still coughing a lot and get tired far too easily. Mostly working the day job (from home, thankfully) is all I’ve had energy for, so blogging has fallen by the wayside for the past bit.
Oh, and the most exciting part of the whole ordeal was in the ER after I came to. It was just like every medical drama — I had that “uh oh I’m gonna barf” feeling all of the sudden and started vomitting up tons of blood. Only unlike a medical drama the ER staff didn’t leap into action — they just sat there and said “Okay, just get it up, no big deal.”
At any rate, apologies for neglecting the blog. I’m going to try to start getting back into it — starting with a belated look at the patch 5.2 changes — but I’m still not in fighting trim (not to mention being way behind in my WoW playing and WoW news) so it may take a while for things to get back up to speed here!
Oh, and the worst part is I foolishly built a new computer the day before the surgery, thinking I’d get everything installed and set up during the weekend of recovery. Well, I finally got it set up last weekend, so now I get to check out WoW with full graphics effects!