Diary of a Network Geek

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First Cancer/Medical Update of the Year

Filed under: Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:32 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a First Quarter Moon

Well, we’ve just started the new year and I already have medical adventures to report for the year.

First, this past Friday my cardiologist finally reviewed my ultrasound and relayed through an assistant that my blood clots seem to have finally disappeared. So, not only do I no longer have to worry about a heart or lung embolism, not to mention a stroke, but I have come off the blood thinners. Yea! I can actually feel the difference already.

Secondly, I have the first of four scans coming up next month. Specifically, Thursday, March 13th, I’m scheduled for a CAT scan. And, I have three more after that this year, so there will be plenty of radioactive material to drink. Not to mention the barium enemas!

And, finally, in non-medical news, but just as sad…
I’m on the verge of becoming a celibate monk. No, really. Match.com was nice and all, but there were too many easy ways to rule myself out before even approaching someone. And, sadly, the reverse was true, too. I can’t seem to meet single women who aren’t off limits, for one reason or another, at church. Married women show up all the damn time, but single? Not so much.
So, unless, gentle readers, you have been hiding all your single, female, not-crazy friends, dating seems like a bleak wasteland to me. No, more like a bleak post-Apocalyptic, Australian landscape filled with ravenous hordes of zombies. Well, perhaps not quite that bad, but damn close.
Ah, well, there’s always eHarmony!


  1. Cheri, I know just what you mean. The last girl I found myself flirting with was 18. My former step-daughter will turn 16 this year. I keep trying to figure out at what point, exactly, I turned into a dirty, old man. *sigh*

    Jenn, I think it frightens me just a bit that you referenced “relationships” and “colonoscopies” in the same comment.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 2/13/2008 @ 9:30 am

  2. It’s scary that in such a well populated area you can’t find a date. What hope do I have here in south central Idaho? I am going to college, and there are so many single guys – many quite attractive. All about the same age as my kids. Oh, well.

    Comment by Cheri — 2/13/2008 @ 9:00 am

  3. Isn’t that just the best feeling…no more blot clots. I was pretty sick back in 2000 …the grooviest thing is knowing that the test are yearly instead of all the time, lol. I’ve had so many colenoscopies that I have system down, lol. As for relationships…don’t give up…it will happen when you least expect it.

    Comment by jenn — 2/13/2008 @ 9:21 am

  4. Dood, Ice land is full of desperate weman. Does your congregation have a
    “sister” church there ?

    Comment by im822 — 2/13/2008 @ 1:11 pm

  5. Hey, those girls from Iceland are blue-eyed blonds, right? Hmm, maybe I can “host” an “exchange student”…

    Comment by the Network Geek — 2/13/2008 @ 1:14 pm

  6. What should really frighten you is how those two words are directly link…relationships are a pain in the rear, LOL! Happy VDM day!

    Comment by Jenn — 2/14/2008 @ 8:25 am

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