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Have not been around at all for the past two weeks due to an abrupt and unexpected surgery.

I'd rather forget the whole experience, so I won't go into the gory details. Suffice to say there was an extended hospital visit, many, many tests, and a day and a half spent talking to experts and exploring my options, trying to find a way to avoid the inevitable.

Currently, I'm healing up at home. While I'm very glad that the procedure had a positive outcome, it's difficult to escape the follow-up frustration at the lack of stamina and mobility that goes along with recovery. *sigh*

Date: 2008-11-21 12:04 pm (UTC)
chomiji: A cartoon image of chomiji, who is holding a coffee mug and a book and wearing kitty-cat ears (Hatsuharu & Kisa-kindness)
From: [personal profile] chomiji

Awww! I'm so sorry! Yeah, I don't usually like to talk too much about these issues ... I wanna deliver a report, have everyone who wants put in their 2 cents, and then forget about it.

Date: 2008-11-22 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*icon love*

Yeah. It's important to update so friends know what's been going on, and it can certainly be cathartic to share. Most times, however, I'm happiest just reaching a point where I can put it behind me and move on. :|

Date: 2008-11-23 03:38 pm (UTC)
chomiji: Momiji fro, Fruits Basket, with the caption Oh! (Momiji-satori)
From: [personal profile] chomiji

Oh, you like Furuba? It was my first shoujo series. Once I found out about the differences in types of manga, I realized that I was reading all shounen/seinen series, and asked my f-list for suggestions for shoujo manga. Almost everyone agreed that Fruits Basket was a must read. The premise is ridiculous, but there's tons of emotional power, which is what really grabs me anyway. I think I like Shigure best, overall, even though he's twisted and looking for love in all the wrong places ... I also like Hatsuharu and Rin.

Date: 2008-11-24 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee. I used to follow a lot more manga series than I do currently, and I keep wandering away from Furuba, but somehow it keeps drawing me back. I don't have an ultimate favorite character, but enjoy the complexities of some of the older individuals especially, and get really drawn in by all the back story. ^_^

Date: 2008-11-21 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh dear... Hope you're ok now and will quickly recover. *hugs you*

Date: 2008-11-22 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! *hugs back* The good wishes are much appreciated!

Date: 2008-11-21 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am glad to hear you are back at home and recuperating. I have been wondering how you were doing.

Date: 2008-11-23 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. I had quite a few days of testing and tribulations (but fortunately no complications). Very glad to be out of there--and fortunate to have relatives visiting for a short while so that I can trade many of the usual home duties for rest! ^_^

Date: 2008-11-21 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*squishes gently* I am glad you feel well enough to drop us a post. :( I am sorry you were/are ill. I understand the lack of stamina after a surgery, so take all the time you need to feel better. *hugs gently again*

Date: 2008-11-23 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs back* Thanks so much for the kind words. It's definitely a bumpy road, but feels good to be making progress. ...And glad to be able to catch up with lj again. ^_^

Date: 2008-11-21 04:10 pm (UTC)
ext_12512: Hinoe from Natsume Yuujinchou, elegant and smirky (585 embrace your demons)
From: [identity profile]
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. Here's hoping the surgery will prove to have been totally effective and your recovery is swift and problem-free!

Date: 2008-11-23 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*crooked grin* Well, so far, so good. Thanks for the positive wishes, they're much appreciated!

Date: 2008-11-21 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So sorry to hear this. I do hope all is well (or as well as can be expected) and many wishes for a speedy recovery. Take care.

Date: 2008-11-23 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much! Things are getting better day by day. This has been the culmination of a not-very-enjoyable fall, and I think I'll be quite happy to see the end of 2008. *sigh*


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