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Mostly because I have a preteen daughter that's been singing that for a few days now. OH MY GOD I AM GOING STIR CRAZY. I cannot spend another day in bed, tired from anesthesia or no. Save me from the quiet! In return, I'll blab on about too much stuff, 'kay?



Sinus-plasty

I have to first say that I absolutely adore my surgeon and his staff. They're sweet - like, first year kindergarten teacher sweet. They LOVE what they do. Even at the end of the day. My SURGEON called me every day the first week to check in on me. Not his staff, not the nurse, the SURGEON. I kinda really love where I live. It's like this everywhere. [psychotropics in the water is my guess] Oooh, and my doctor was kinda cute and young, too. And he tucked my hair behind my ears. DANGER! hahaha. His puka-shell necklace didn't do it for me, though. [Who still wears that? If you are, you need to stop. I say that because I care.]

So, he's young and fresh from John Hopkins with the latest technology for nose stuff. There was NO bruising. None. I could breathe freely by Friday, which was four days after lots and lots of stuff done up there. I only took maybe... five pain pills the whole time? They said I could take two every four to six hours. Not necessary at all. (And you're thinking 'but Stoney! I thought you had a problem with drugs and alcohol? Didn't you just down the whole bottle of pills and washed them down with some cheap vodka?' To which I say, yes, but this is a family journal. *blink* I washed it down with HEROIN. It doesn't smell and frighten the children. Won't someone think of the children? Besides me?)


Clearly I'm going crazy. I have to say, I really appreciated all the information everyone who'd gone through this procedure had to share. Turns out I didn't experience but a fraction of the discomfort, thanks to my good friend Medical Advances. Also? Turns out that my septum wasn't the problem. The missing sinuses were. WHAT? Lemme show you:





1 & 2 = big huge cavernous passages that are important, yes? I don't have #2. At all. Born that way. [insert "blockhead" jokes here]
#1 had collapsed to the size of a coffee straw.
3 & 4 = big huge passages that are your front lines for air intake.
#3 was also collapsed to the size of a coffee straw.
The septum blocked air going into #4 and the deep sinuses behind your eyes that you can't really see in this diagram.
#5 and #6 are called "turbinates" and they direct air into the sinuses. See how they curl? That's important. Mine didn't - they were flat.


Which means that my sinuses didn't drain properly which is why I was constantly congested. Now that I'm NOT congested, I can see the difference. I really didn't know that I was, truth be told.


So. Balloon sinusplasty was done to repair the collapsed sinuses. The septum was repaired using "lasers" [make Dr. Evil finger quotes] to shape it. No incisions. Lasers were brought in again to "shape" the turbinates into the proper curve. No packing, no big cotton thingies jammed up in there. Just a gauze strip under my nose that I changed out routinely and two splints stitched in place to hold my septum for a few days while the laser incisions healed. I had those out on Friday, and BOY. That was, uh, interesting. As soon as they were out (oh my god, they were over four inches long. Up my schnozz. I felt like Ahnold in "Total Recall," the best sci-fi action movie ever.) I could immediately breathe. ON BOTH SIDES OF MY HEAD. <-- I've never done that before, you see.


I go back on Friday to make sure everything is in working order, and then that's it. Two weeks of maintenance, a lifetime of O2. Best money I've ever spent, next to getting my knee fixed.


Oh! Last thing about noses and I'll shut up. I've talked to a few of you before about my nasal rinse bottle - if you don't have one and you have allergies/sinusitis/head colds, you need one. I didn't have to get one after my surgery because I've been using one for years, and it's FANTASTIC. It's like a Neti Pot, but it doesn't hurt and it's easier to use. It flushes everything out. Everything. Kind of gross the first time you use it, but you'll feel terrific. Part of my post-op care was to use this three times a day. I totally look forward to using it because I'm weird. Oh, and because I like breathing. \o/



***END OF MED TALK***





OZ

I finished the entire series of Oz. I think it was best that I was in and out of sleep a bunch, because if there's one thing that can depress the hell out of you, it's a solid week of people suffering in prison. I'm sure there are some folks out there that loved all the man on man stuff, but it was so desperate, so out of need for any kind of human interaction (or, you know, it was rape more often than not) that I was never "whoo hoo!" about it. I did appreciate Christopher Meloni's constant need to show his bubble butt on screen though. Thanks, Chris. Oh, such a twisted character.

Again, that should be required viewing for every teenage boy. I never ever ever want to be in prison. Let's face it: I'd be Beecher. I'd want to be Said, but I'd be Beecher. *cries* I don't want a swastika burned on my tush, guys. I'm gonna be good my whoooole life. Ryan O'Reilly is my favorite character, hands down. He and his brother (real life brothers, too! I loved that) and their story arcs just broke me into little bits. You know what's not good after having sinus surgery? Crying. Talk about congestion...

At times the narrator role bothered me. It felt forced, it felt like bad theater. Other times, it worked like a sucker punch to the solar plexis. Over all, I'd say that's one of the better shows that's been on TV, even though it is BRU-TAL. And having Rita Moreno on my screen made me happy. Electric Company! Hey You GUUUYS!! <3

[ETA] because I'm totally scatterbrained. I am SORELY TEMPTED to write intentional bad!fic for OZ wherein Beecher and Keller are total woobies who have babies and eat ice cream and hold each other and cry and dream and love a kitten. Because 1) I'm sure there's dreck out there like that and 2) I'm sure it's not ironic (woe) and 3) to lighten the load. y/y? [scale hands]


Big Love

Oh, the last two episodes have just been heartbreaking. The one from last week: okay. ethrosdemon once asked me how on earth I could watch this show, given my opinion and crusading against polygamy. Well, I think I figured it out. I've been out of the church and away from that mindset for enough years now, that I almost think I've exaggerated things. That I've skewed things out of whack. Embellished.

And then another episode of Big Love airs, and I remember more, and it's all there on screen for EVERY ONE to see, and it's complete and utter validation for all the stuff I've been talking about to y'all over the years. So, it's like... proof that I'm not crazy.

So the Hendrickses on the road to Mormon Mecca. Palmyra, New York, where Joe Smith cried in the woods to know which church was true (this story changes depending on who you ask - the officially accepted story is the one in the pageant) and where he dug in the Hill Cumorah and found a stone box containing a golden book of scriptures with The Truth. By the way, when Bill was kneeling outside the stadium crying and praying, that's the mirror, except I read someone's blog saying it was the Angel Moroni flying in the sky. Nope, that was Jesus. Side fact: the Hill Cumorah Pageantl (the big day to go is July 24th, Pioneer Day, if their week-long schedule lands on that date) was written by Orson Scott Card. Here are some images - don't you love all of those blonde, blue-eyed Indians that see Jesus?

My very first "youth conference" trip (a way to have Faith Building trips for LDS youth) was to historic LDS sites. The one place we didn't go? Palmyra. It's seriously Mecca. Every other place they visited, though? That was my trip, too. Read those cards, took those pictures... I remember big family road trips, too. Caravaning a couple of cars to Utah... One big trip my sisters and I took with my aunt and uncle (the ones that won't speak to me now) was a great one: we had paper bowls and plates and ate cereal and PB&Js in our cramped hotel rooms - their six kids, my aunt and uncle, and my two sisters and I in the SAME ROOM - before pushing on. Efficiency, walkie-talkies, time tables... Good times. That was the trip my sister busted her nose in a cheap motel's pool. Side track, sorry.

What hit me where I lived in that ep was the forced faith. "We will see these things that we've been taught have Meaning, and we will Believe once our eyes are on them." In my book, I have a chapter about that trip I took when I was fourteen, about seeing where Joseph Smith was imprisoned, where he died, how we were expected to Feel upon seeing it. I loved that picture Bill tried to take with everyone being depressed and unhappy. Yeah, I get it.

Last night's ep... Oh, the poor, poor women. Every single one of them with no control in their lives. The stupid little things that they CAN control to feel not so buffeted by the power of the Priesthood. Like Margene forcing Nikki to quit and getting some of her unhappiness under control. Nikki desperate to have SOMETHING be her choice, not forced on her. Oh, poor poor Kathy. Her braid!! Oh, that just sucker punched my soul. That shit is REAL, goddammit. Selma and Hollis Green? Those creepy woman sentinels that helped that asshole get Kathy to that barn? I would bet my eye teeth they are the LeBarons. I've talked about them before, and how I worked with one of his escaped daughters. They're actually crazier than the show is showing, if you can believe that. Oh, it just makes me ill.

I have to say it again: this show is changing the names and places of REAL THINGS and putting it on every Sunday. This isn't fiction, guys. [clutches heart]

I freaking loved that Lois was telling her grandsons some horror stories. Grace Zabriske is a fan-freaking-tastic actress, and I love her to pieces. And oh, Wanda... Jennifer Aniston!! I love that she made her "schedule" with Brangelina and Aniston trying to get in the middle. Bless.

OH MY GOD, the papers. I completely forgot. So, my cousin is married to the Taylors. The Taylors are the descendants of John Taylor, the third prophet of the LDS church, the one after Brigham Young. He was the one that swore polygamy would never leave the earth, and he'd die before he let it. Woodruff was the leader after him, and the one that signed the agreement with the US gov't saying the church WOULD stop it. It's well known that the church didn't. Well, it's well known to old timers who lived in Utah all these years. Anyone with a basic knowledge of US history will recall the Smoot-Reed Act, which led to the Great Depression. Smoot was a Mormon congressman, who was almost kicked out for being a polygamist. 1894 when the "no more polygamy" act happened, and 1929 when the Smoot-Reed act was signed. Polygamist AFTER the "no more" ban. Hello! It's also well known (again, to old timers in Utah - those from pioneer stock) that the church was STILL sealing multiple wives to men up through the early decades of the 20th century. In Salt Lake City. But since that goes against the image the church has carefully crafted over the past twenty or so years as law-abiding, honest citizens, and because people evidently have short memories, any reminders of that are a big No No.

Back to my cousin. Her husband's family is, oh, 40% polygamist, still. And why? Because John Taylor, their patriarch and prophet of God for the LDS church called family members (and others) to keep polygamy going, in secret. People were sent to Colonia Juarez and Ciudad in Mexico to keep it up. Or just to central Utah in the middle of nowhere, where my cousin lives. They have documentation somewhere that was written BY THE PROPHET giving them the authority to keep it up. So that paper they talked about? Yeah, I totally believe it's real, and I totally believe the church has already bought it and buried it in the archives, where no one can go, unless given explicit permission from the prophet or his lieutenants.

Side note, the last, I noticed that they're filming in Fillmore, AZ. Fillmore is a TEENY town south of the Arizona Strip (read: Colorado City) that has a population of about 600 folks. They're all either descendants of polygamists, polygamists, or native Americans. That's where they're filming some of the Juniper Creek scenes - it's on the north rim of the Grand Canyon and it's just desolate. The houses are just shit holes. Poor people that make just enough to eke out a living, but never enough to leave. (Something a resident told me once about living in southern Utah. As true as it gets.)

The music was gorgeous. I need that soundtrack. And every time I tell my kids to "be sweet" I gag a little. It's so fucking ingrained, and I hate that. Bleh.

Anyway, I can't stop watching that show. Oh, Kathy. She is maybe the most realistic character to the real people I've ever seen. I really think she must have descendants that were polygamist. Her family is LDS - she went to BYU. Nothing like some realism to make it all the more real...



Last but not least, I have some wines that I'm super excited about my senses coming back (I've not really been able to taste for a week - last night it started coming back). Saint Georges-St. Emilion, 2003. Just a fantastic and drinkable bordeaux. Complex, and if you let it breathe a bit, it just opens up to rich, spicy notes with a clean finish. I had a hard time finding that particular wine, so I bought four bottles. It'll keep for 20 more years, just getting better and better. Highly recommend for now and future drinking. About $23 a bottle, and worth every penny, imo. Interesting tidbit: this vineyard has been around since 2 A.D. !! Thank you, Roman Empire. I seriously have a hard time finding some of these labels online - I'll have to start taking pictures and uploading them, I think. If only for my own record keeping.

#2 is another bordeaux, Cháteau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 2003 [Crus Bourgeois Superieur] For under 20 bucks, this is terrific. It's another that you can cellar for a decade or two and it'll just develop even more. I'm finding that I love wines with a very complex and borderline spicy front and a clean finish. I don't care for acidic tannins that overpower the first taste, if that makes sense. (I find most wine talk to be soooo pretentious. I'm trying to avoid that, and failing, huh?) It drink good. I like the taste. Mmm. [pats belly] :D

I had a neat talk with a man that owns a wine shop that we like to frequent and he informed me that if I see any Bordeaux from 2005, I need to pick them up and cellar them. That was the "perfect year" for temp, etc. in the region and will be one of the premier vintage years. Like '45 was for champagne, in other words. From me to you!
Talk to me! What's been happening around here? I'm not even going to attempt to look at all the stuff I've missed, all the friendsfriends clicking, etc. Feel free to chat away, peeps!

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turnonmyheels
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
HI STONEY!!

Welcome back -- glad to see you not suffering from being an alcholic druggy and able to breathe!

\o/

stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
HI HI HI!!! Oh my goodness, I am so happy to be able to breathe, too.

<3 <3 <3

Oh, in one of my weekend online jaunts to try and connect to LIFE[zomg], I read your LOVELY post about Jim and his partner's vows. Beautiful. And talk about setting the bar, high! <3 Such a lovely thing to read.
wickedsin
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you can breathe!!! Yay!
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
YOU AND ME BOTH. <3 <3
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beadattitude
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I am so glad things went well and you're breathing better and all. I once had all of my sinuses blocked at once (no one told me you were supposed to breathe out when you dive into a pool) and it was incredibly painful and then when fixed the world was shiny and new.

Neti pots are awesome.

Puka shells? Seriously? Who does he think he is, Logan Eckols?
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha, if he was more Logan Echols like, I would have been doomed to run away with him and hold his septum speculum for the rest of my life! <3 Hahaha.

I don't like neti pots as much as my nasal rinse - waaaaaaay easier to use, imo. The principle behind it? Love. Pouring water from a pot into my nostril and not making a mess? So hard for me. :B
caoil
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! That was some seriously heavy-duty surgery thar! I'm glad for you that they found out what the issue was, and were able to fix it so completely.

Three cheers!
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Seriously! And because of the fiber optics, fios, I don't know what (am I now a wifi hub?) it didn't beat me up in there, so WHOO and a HOO, too! :D

Thanks so much, and hip hip, HOORAY!
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stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I never realized how bad it was upstairs - now I just have the wonderful After of deep breathing! It's still a little "tight" up there - I know some procedures were done, but it's not painful. It'll just get better with time. Woot!

Ooooh, were y'all just beside yourself with happy being in Florida with the warmth and the sun and the severe lack of snow??? Did you come back with a little sun burn on your noses? :) I just can't deal with all of that snow - you guys are troopers. Oooh, big DI coming up? The boys excited? Are you getting overwhelmed with all the work? It'll be worth it! You always have so much fun when all is said and done.

*loves on you*
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julia_here
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Fascinating medical stuff- so very different than the sinus surgery my cousin the ex cop went through about...six? seven? years ago.

A get well thingie, more winter-blooming clematis in the top post of my lj:
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Julia, as is the way of all perfect gardening moments, this is blooming more beautifully than ever, and I'm going to have to cut it way back so the siding can be replaced.


stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Apparently the stuff they used in my surgery is crazy new, like since January? I'm glad I didn't find out I needed surgery until now. I've heard tales of horror...

Ooooh, such beautiful blossoms! How lovely to have something blooming - and I like that it's against a blue wall, too. I have day lilies breaking through the soil and my peach and plum trees are just starting to bud. You've just reminded me to get my camera and get outside!
brunettepet
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yay to technological advances in medicine making this go so smoothly! I'd been thinking about a neti pot because the cedar has been riding rough shod over my sinuses this season, but I'll look into the nasal rinse bottle instead.

"Oz" always looked way too brutal for my tastes, though there is a certain allure to promises of Christopher Meloni's naked butt...
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
I really, really recommend the nasal rinse bottle over the pot. It's just way more user friendly. Think of holding a spout to your nose and leaning back, blah blah. My tool has me leaning forward, breathing, and gently squeezing. Gravity takes care of the rest, and there's no choking feeling. BIIIG fan. It helps the whole family when allergy season comes around. (Like now.)

Oz is EXTREMELY brutal. I've covered my face at times, but I think it's mostly because I care about the characters and it's VERY realistic. I won't lie - Meloni is one of the main reasons I went back to the beginning. One of the most twisted and charming characters ever on TV. And that BUTT. Good hell.
sealwhiskers
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
I love to read your take on Big Love and Mormonism, I'm fascinated with the show, even though I have no real experience with the faith. As an archivist, however, I do encounter a lot of mormons, since many are really into genealogy and even volunteer around the archives.

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stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
You might want to read my post about WHY those Mormons are so into archiving: they're getting names for their rite of baptizing dead people (by proxy) into the Mormon church. O_O

I'm glad I'm not boring everyone stiff with my constant yammering, that's really good to know! :D
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dlgood
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Dammit. I am so jealous of your superior modern surgery...
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Don't think I haven't had you on the brain the whole time! Your last comment to me (with great advice) wher eyou said, "hey. It's the middle of your face. it's gonna hurt." had me prepared for some awkward avoidance of unintentional pain - pulling a shirt over my head, etc.

And then it turns out I didn't have hardly any at all. NICE. I just had to not breathe properly for almost 3 decades, that's all. :D
abusing_sarcasm
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Breathing: You're doing it right.

*nods*

And I think crime would increase by about a bazillion percent if young men had to watch Oz. It's like Chris Rock's bit about the Tossed-Salad Man. :p

*huggles*
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Finally! *flares my nostrils to their widest, aka, their SEXIEST*

I think boys having to watch Oz would *cough* decrease crime, too. I'm already good, and now I want to be Mother Teresa good! *bites nails*
lynnenne
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! *throws party in your honour* I'm so glad the surgery was a success! Now you can go out in your garden and smell the flowers with BOTH NOSTRILS.

We missed you while you were gone. <3
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD WHEN WILL SPRING GET HERE?! I can just feel it, creeping around the edges and I want blossoms! I want to shove them up my nose and breathe deep. :D

<3 <3 <3 HI BB!! Did your travels end and you're back home now? When can you see me so we can go on a booze hunt? <3
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dampersnspoons
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
Take a breath *doo-doo* Take a breath *doo-doo* Smell a smell, sniff and sniff and take a breath! *doobeedoobeedoo* If your face is turning blue and you don't know what to do just *hah! hah! hah!* Take a breath!

Glad you're feeling human in your face for the first time! Now you won't be a mouth-breather any more and I can regain my respect for you as an individual.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
BETH I LOVE YOU. You left and the house fell into a shambles and Mr. S turned into a sick boo boo with tummy troubles and became a walking vagina. "I'm so glad you're strong." He said that to me.

I want a silver bell, dammit! I want my sitcom recovery! Hahaha, I'm feeling really good now. It's all because of you! (Only 48%, but you become such a whiner when you don't get praise. JESUS.)

Oh, btw? Turns out the brats you cooked were the Italian sausages. *laughs* Did they taste off to you? A little... sagey? I got my taste back and had one of the leftovers and laughed. But it was all in good fun. HOW ARE YOU? Sally pines for Otis - now that I'm well and she doesn't have to watch me, she wants her friend here.
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justhuman
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Glad the surgery worked out so well! And thanks for the rec on the nasal flushing - I'm a big time allergy sufferer and it certainly looks like it's worth trying.

Big Love has been outstanding the last two weeks. I've never felt sorry for Nicki until Margie forced her to give up that job. It's going to be a great storyline for her to decide what she really wants and if it's worth the price to let the DA find out who she really is.

The writers are great but then they go over the top. To know that Kathy broke her neck because her braid was caught in the door - *guh* Heartbreaking and heaped with symbolism. It's hard to imagine the pain for the rest of the family, especially Joey and Wanda who spent so much time making peace with the arrangement that was forced on them.

I just took a look at the Hill Cumorah site - if it was going on closer to the 24th this year, I'd have thought about making it part of my trek to Writercon, just to see. It's easy to see how a culturally strong group might settle in the US and have a neighborhood that functions way out side the cultural norm. There's something a little mind boggling to see a homegrown culture that's so culturally distant.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, everyone that I've turned on to that sinus rinse has loved it. It REALLY works.

I've been feeling increasingly sorry for Nikki over the past few weeks. She's so trapped - nothing is her choice, which was why she was on birth control and had the shopping problem. She's just so miserable. Man, that makes for good tv. I really hope Ray finds out who she is.

If I wasn't so familiar with the source material, I'd think they were going over the top, too, but I really, really don't. Seeing Kathy who was really trying to do something good die like that was just shocking and horrible. The upcoming scenes with her twin are going to be brutal to watch...
(Anonymous)
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Pleased you've not suffered much pain. You can't beat oxygen.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
thank you! And yeah - oxygen is pretty sweet. Who knew? ;)
marlo
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I sent a link of this to my boyfriend -- he has some kind of deviated septum problem too. Thanks for the edumacation!
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
You are so welcome! And this is a GREAT TIME to have surgery - it's not anything like it was even just last year. A few days of discomfort, the rest of your life to feel terrific. <3
mumsisdaughter
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Glad you haven't suffered much pain. You can't beat oxygen--the drug of choice.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
It is TOTALLY my drug of choice. :D Thanks so much!
viciouswishes
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yay breathing!

I would totally read your ironic Oz fic. You are so correct that the show is incredibly depressing.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Who knew breathing could be so life-changing?

YAY - there needs to be some levity, you know? And I get concerned when I hear people go on about the hot. I can't see past the OH MY GOD, KEEP ME OUT OF THERE.
kseenaa
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hey there! Welcome back and all that! I am so glad your feeling better. :-)

Also, Big Love? I so, so wanna see that series.... And I blame you for it. :-P I'll probably have to import it on DVD to be able to see it, but damn it... I want it. X-D
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
thank you, thank you! And ME TOO. :D

It's an amazing show. It'll shock you that it's based on real things, I imagine.
windstar
Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
I am glad it all went well. I still haven't watched this season of Big Love, but will sometime in the near future. I hear that it is heartbreaking though, and I am totally spoiled for everything that is happening. I often wondered, during seasons 1 and 2, whether they were just changing the names on real events, and after the books I have been reading this week, I believe they are.

I have been on the fence about getting a nasal sprayer to replace my neti pot. Thanks for helping me to make that decision too.

As for me, I have had adventures in plumbing this week, along with a daughter in the hospital and step daughter who is one step away from being kicked out of her apartment because her landlords have gotten too many complaints about her and her fiance fighting. Oh, and my boss is on the rag this week too (difficult, since he is a man, but you know what I mean)...so life at work is also sucking big time. I really missed your posts, and am glad you are back.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
This season has been astounding, imo. I'm sorry that you've been spoiled! I actually loathe knowing what's to come, and will almost not even watch something if I know what's going to happen.

The nasal sprayer is TOTALLY BETTER than a neti pot.

Urk, sounds like you've had a rough week. Here's to hoping it gets better from here on out!
dancetomato
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Breathing is good. It makes kissing you breathless more satisfying.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA, SCORE! Unsexy gasping < sexy gasping, that's fo sho!!

<3 <3 <3
enigmaticblues
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Woot! So glad your surgery went well and that you had minimal pain! Here's wishing you a speedy recovery the rest of the way.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
thank you thank you thank you! Man, I'm so glad it wasn't as invasive as in the past, too. \o/
redbrickrose
Mar. 2nd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hi Stoney! <3

I'm glad your surgery went so well!
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
HI BABE!! how are you?? And I'm glad, too. *wipes brow*

KEEP ON AT SCHOOL. You are kicking ass, and I love reading about people thinking Buffy is sci-fi. UM, NO. <3
poshcat
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Stoney, you are a total mutant with your missing sinus! You're practically one of the X-Men!!!

I'm so glad your surgery was a success, even though it takes you so close to now being perfect that you're probably disrupting the space/time continuum or something. Good thing you still have bad breath.



Psst...are you going to Writercon again this year?
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
I don't know! I don't know anyone else that is. ...are you? I want to hang with people I've known, you know? *frets*

I LOVE YOU POSH. My breath AND my pitts stink, so the space/time continuum is ALL GOOD. For now. O_O
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dovil
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
I thought you'd died on the table and now I'm sitting here in a black mourning dress with a black mourning armband and a black morning coffee feeling totally stupid.

THANKS A LOT!

(Yay, you can breathe! Now you can get high on oxygen!)
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Can I tell you how sad I was that the world was so big, depriving me of you? Last night on the latest "Flight of the Conchords" episode, the New Zealand poster in Murray's office read "New Zealand: Only 18 hours from New York."

Why did you seduce me with your sheep loving, drunken ways, only to leave me in the wilds of the US with no Feoja in sight?! *mourns*

Someone's getting a package for their birthday... *whistles*
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slasheuse
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
ZOMG! I am so glad you are okay, and all that sinus-free stuff is FASCINATING. Thanks for the nasal rinse tip, I too get congested so it sounds intriguing.

Also - do they know WHY your no. 1 sinus passage had collapsed? Enquiring minds, basically.
stoney321
Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
Sometimes capitalism works for the common man! Oh, the nasal rinse bottle is something I swear by. I get all the kids to use it, and we never get violently ill here. It really, really works.

Well! It's mostly from a fall I had when I was in Grade Three. My friend and I (Sophie, she was such a dreadful girl but she lived close by and turned into a horror show, so I feel vindicated. I digress.) were flopping on her bed as kids do, standing at one end and falling backwards, that sort of thing.

She had the brilliant idea of going face first, and I followed suite and landed on the foot board on the bridge of my nose. My parents, being crap that they are about these sort of things, put an ice pack on my face then sent me off to school the next day. And that explains all the symptoms, according to my surgeon.
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