Item extraction from the ear

Item extraction from the ear

I safely extracted the black thing from my ear using the pointy part of the blue thing. It was a little disconcerting when the black thing stayed in my ear when it was clearly not supposed to remain in my ear. I did this extraction operation in public, so that’s...
Strabismus / Esotropia Post Op Pictures

Strabismus / Esotropia Post Op Pictures

Both eyes, 12 days post op: Looking a lot less red, but you can still see the suture in my right eye: Left is looking a lot less red: Except for the blood eye thing at the bottom of my iris: BLOOD EYE. Share...
The State of My Right Cornea

The State of My Right Cornea

Took this with Hipstamatic and then fed it to Decim8. Appropriately distressed given the news from a couple of weeks ago that my right cornea is the thickness of an 85 year-old person’s cornea. My doctor said that a lot of people would opt for a transplant at...
Personal Health

Personal Health

Aside from the wicked sinus infection forcing me to take gobs of antibiotics, my cornea transplant (keratoconus) from 1998 is starting to fail. I noticed an increase in cloudiness toward the end summer of 2011 during a swimming outing when I started to feel better...

Movember 2011: Why I’m Doing This

I owe everything to Doug French (Laid Off Dad, Dad 2.0 Summit, Movember page) for reaching out, lighting a fire and staying on point. His powerful alliance of dad bloggers has raised, as of this writing, over $10,000 US. Incredible! Our team is part of a larger group,...

Gallbladder Removal: Post-Op Week 3 – 4

The week that Heather spent abroad was perhaps the worst week since the surgery. Things were looking fine until the day after Heather left, which was a Friday. I noticed some mid/lower right abdominal pains and decided to take an afternoon ibuprofen 800. I had...
Recovering From a Gall Bladder Removal

Recovering From a Gall Bladder Removal

photos taken by dooce Well. Six days of intense gut pain and I’m mostly standing. I’ve got a little bit to share, in the hopes that somebody out there might find this helpful and/or have some tips for the next little bit of my life. We pick up the scene at...

Gastroenterology & Me III: Gut 3D

So. I’m heading in early tomorrow to have my gallbladder removed. I’m still surprised on a few counts, but mostly because I thought it was my gallbladder back in February after we ruled out pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, heart disease, cracked ribs,...