[lit-ideas] Re: Ouchability

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:03:14 -0500

 It's amazing the lengths some people will go to just to get their hands on
some pain killers.  OK, dude, you've gotta 'em, now take 'em.  Drift away
out into the smiling weightless universe.

Hurry and get back to your crochety old self.


On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Oh dear, Eric.  That's the most pain-inducing description of pain I've read
> in a long time.
> Hope you never feel that again.
> Hope I never feel that....
> Keep well,
> Ursula
> On 10/04/2011 12:38 PM, Eric Yost wrote:
> Just had one of those complicated retinal surgeries where they pull your
> eye out, fiddle with the insides, place a band around the eye, put it
> back in the socket, sew it up, and weld the whole schmear together with
> lasers. Came out of anesthesia during the operation, struggled for my
> life against the intubation, was knocked out again, and had a half day
> of the worst pain of my life until suitable painkillers were ingested.
> After four days I'm looking better ... more like the guy who's been
> kicked by a mule than like the dying gladiator being dragged from the
> arena.
> They should have scheduled the procedure for April 1. Wasn't prepared
> for the pain fest. They said I'd be "sore." No idea that my trigeminal
> nerve would blaze like titan Krakatoas and the damage of surgery would
> propel me into six hours of 10-on-a-10-scale agony beyond description.
> Maybe they were being sarcastic?
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