Monday, April 4, 2011

Hiatus


Just a quick note to say that I'm moving into hospital tomorrow for four weeks of chemo and a stem cell transplant, so this is probably my last post until the first week of May. It'll be a new and interesting experience for me, because throughout my years of treatment, I've always been an outpatient. I'll have my laptop with me, however I'm not sure if there's any wifi access (we're talking public hospital here), but regardless I'll probably be feeling too shite to bother writing anyway.

I've been saving up some good reading for the occasion: Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel Surface Detail (I'm a huge fan); the first book in Joe Haldeman's new "Mars series", Marsbound; and Charles Burns' Black Hole which I've been wanting to read for years! As for viewing, I'll be sinking my teeth into The Wire season 3 and Deadwood season 3 - another couple of things I needed to catch up on.

I'll leave you, my friends, with this clip from a truly underrated classic, Dead & Buried (written by the dynamic duo of Shusett & O'Bannon). I hope my nurses treat me better than this evil bitch!



24 comments:

Maureen Peters said...

Good luck.

Stacia said...

Good luck, man. My thoughts are with you.

B.STANK said...

Good luck & get well!!

Joanne Casey said...

All the best with it, make a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

The best of luck with the treatment. Get well soon!

Michael Williams said...

Good luck to you.
Every hospital I have been in here in Ohio has had WiFi, not the greatest, but better than none.

M

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Anthony1138 said...

Best of luck! I hope treatment goes well and you're back posting soon.

A_Wonder_Book_Of_Rockets said...

All the best to you! I hope that you feeling better and are back in tip-top shape in seriously short order.

brett said...

Get well soon, dude!

John Henry Eden said...

Please be well!

Alan Parker said...

I wish you all the best and I hope for you to come back asap. I never commented on this blog but this is important! I will pray for your health! Take care!

Morbidementia said...

All the best, hope the treatment isn't too bad and does the trick. Take care, can't wait to hear from you soon.

silverferox said...

Hurry up dammit and get back to doing what you do best!

Steven said...

I hope you get well soon. I'll be pulling for you in Portland.

CiNEZiLLA said...

That fuckin' sucks mate!

Good luck and hope all goes well, I'll be thinkin' about you.

Black Hole sounds just like the trick! :D

If you get a shot at net access and can watch region2 discs, drop me a mail and I'll send you over some swedish stuff to help you through!

God's speed, and take care!

J.

Mr. Xploit, Esquire said...

get well dude! nice to know someone else that's a horror fan and a Deadwood fan and a Wire fan!

Wes M said...

A speedy recovery dude, we're all rooting for you here !

very sarcastic said...

Oh good, it's easy to stalk people when they are in hospital!

TheGirlWhoLovesHorror said...

Gonna miss you around here! Take care of yourself.

Shelby Cobras said...

I'm always impressed by your unfailingly positive attitude in the face of life bullshit, man. Respect.
May the forces of Metal watch over you.

PS I just started Surface Detail too, I look forward to nerding out on it with you soon...

Johnny Zombie said...

Hey man. Keep your chin up. May the nurses me hot, and may the sponge baths me cool.

I have a friend who just started chemo herself. You're not in this alone. You may feel like roadkill for a few days, but you'll make it. Like the saying goes,"Pain is a sign that you're still alive."

Hang tough.

Belushi said...

Good Luck,bro!

Amber said...

Hope you're feeling better. Did you get a chance to read "Black Hole"? I absolutely loved it.

Aylmer said...

Hi Amber, I was actually so ill in hospital that I didn't manage to do any of the things I was planning to, so Black Hole is still on my to read pile. And I'm feeling 100% better now thanks!