Monday, January 18, 2010

Against Medical Advice

The doctor assures me that Monday's surgery will go very well and that recovery, though lengthy and painful, shouldn't have any complications as long as I take it easy, keep my stitches dry, stay away from the sun to prevent scarring and don't risk infection by exposing the incision to the germs in hot tubs or swimming pools.

I'm going to the Bahamas on Friday.

47 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Ugh

NK said...

Meh. What do doctors know anyway?

Mummy/Crit said...

Ah. Right. Well, good luck with it! (is this more on your back?)

mo.stoneskin said...

But he didn't forbid alcohol did he? Bring on the hot tub booze!

CanadianSwiss said...

Yeah, but how long do you have to stay away from all that?? Usually, it's only the first few days!

Jeannie said...

I have a tanning salon right? I had a client whose doctor told him to go tanning to speed the healing. He healed very well.

Swim in the ocean - the salt water will be good.

kenju said...

The ocean waters will be quite healing for you, I'd think. Just be careful of the sun on the area of the incision; it will burn much faster than the rest of you. Good luck, and let us know how you are.

furiousBall said...

he did forget to recommend that you apply a liberal dose of martinis

Lorna said...

Arent those two entirely separate issues?

Jolynn said...

Ugh! good luck.

Jude said...

Is it your back again Jay? I agree that salt water is great for healing! Just keep the sun and sand off the incision.

And have a wonderful vacation!

Travis said...

Yikes! Good luck with the surgery and enjoy your vacation.

Can I put those two sentiments together in once sentence?

Lolly said...

No streaking on the beach for you!
Hope you have fun anyway.

zona said...

d'oh!!

Liz said...

Hope the surgery went well and have a wonderful vacation!

Teena in Toronto said...

I hope it all goes well!

Wil said...

Now I know why you were riding the underground in your Underalls in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCvWrype484

You're just pre-tanning.

tweetey30 said...

I have had to c-sections my friend and they do know what they are talking about. Just be careful.. I love hot tubs and whirl pools as much as I love playing around in the pool itself..

The Phoenix said...

Stick to sitting in a chair.

B said...

That's what they make organic sunscreen for. Oh...and the salt water is excellent at cleansing. He never said anything about the ocean...so I think you're good to go. :)

Chick said...

I hope it all went well (& that you're lying in the sun right now).

repliderium.com said...

Dr's orders are kind of like expiration dates on yogurt- they're really just a "guideline".
ps- missed you in bloggy world

BBC said...

I've never had many operations, the most major one being on my knee after trying to shove my leg up my butt with a murdercycle.

They gave me pain pills but I wanted beer so didn't take any of them, after the first night it wasn't that bad and I took getting the knee back in shape serious and wore out an exercise bike and my butt and got work release in only four weeks, the doctor was really impressed.

While I was doing that I also devised my own back exercises and fixed a bad catch in my back from my race car days and I haven't had a moments problem with it since.

It's nice not having to pay bone crushers to put it back in place, they never did get it fixed anyway, just made it so I could live with it.

I didn't do much of a post today, mostly just some camping pictures.

Oh great One said...

Yeah....Good luck with that!

K. Restoule said...

Well, you could always drink those beverages with the umbrellas.

Mark J said...

Your enthusiasm for life should be illegal. Mostly because it's so damn contagious :)

Disco said...

Enjoy the sun! :)

sue said...

Surgery?
Holding good thoughts, hun...

BBC said...

I think that proper healing requires a little sun, at least that's always been my opinion.

I think that this is cool. SPIRITS PROJECTS

tweetey30 said...

are you back yet??? How are you feeling???? How was the trip????Any news from MISS JAY!!!!!

Mark J said...

Maybe the hot tub won?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How did everything go? How ARE you?

Kristen said...

It took me almost a month, but I've read your entire blog from start to finish. Please come back. It can't end here!

BBC said...

So an Irishman walks out of a bar.
Really, it does happen.

B said...

Blah... I miss the days when you blogged frequently. I miss your "voice."

Jude said...

We miss you Jay. :-(

Avery DeBow said...

Popping in to see how you're faring. I hope your surgery went well and you've long since recovered.

I had read your earlier post about your friend, but couldn't think of anything not trite to say. Still can't.

I'm wishing you well in all things.

sue said...

Where oh where have you gone? Surgery go okay? You okay? Miss you....

Jonathan said...

Just found my way back to your blog after YEARS away... (was reading something I wrote in January 2007 that you commented on!)

Arpeggio Andy said...

Well???? what happened? Did you regret not following the doctor's advice? Are you permanently scarred or disfigured as a result?

kenju said...

Can you at least let us know if you're alive???

Zanna, travelling tart said...

Hey babe - are you OK- haven't bee around for a while and discover that you haven't either. Hope all 's well in your world. Zxx

svelteSTUFF said...

and....

Mark J said...

Encore !!

LiVEwiRe said...

Hmm, either you healed and ran off or the sharks ate you.

tweetey30 said...

Where is MISS JAY!!!! WE MISS YOUR POSTS!!!!!!

Martini said...

I'm starting to worry the surgery didn't go well. Should we all be worried?