• Gallbladder Removal and Project Bernini


    Those of you who’ve been reading my blog up to this point are probably wondering what happened to my wife’s gallstones mentioned in my post on Gallstones and Influenza.  Well, I’m happy to report that she’s had her surgery and her gallbladder has been successfully removed.  It was a more difficult surgery than they anticipated, so it took about 3 times as long, but she made it through okay and seems to be recovering well.

    Apparently she had the largest gallstone the doctor had ever seen followed by the second largest he’d ever seen followed still by the highest quantity of gallstones he’d ever seen.  Needless to say, it made it interesting.  Fortunately they were still able to go in laproscopically, but they had to remove a tiny part of her liver and make 2 extra incisions to do it.  All in all it’s made her recovery take longer and she’s very cranky about it.  She gets a little better each day, though, and was even able to go outside briefly yesterday.  I’m hoping tonight I’ll be able to take her to the monthly knitting group that Knit runs, but we’ll see.  It’d be nice, though.  She hasn’t seen any of her friends in weeks.

    As for me, I’ll be spending all month working on an exciting new secret (ish) project I’ve dubbed “Project Bernini”.  It remains to be seen if it will live up to that name, which consequently is named after my favorite artist.  I’m sure the inspiration I draw from him will become clear to everyone in time, and I’m really trying to channel him for this one.  We’ll see.

    Regardless that means my updates here are still going to be spotty.  I’m going to be putting almost all of my energy into this project because it needs to be the best project I can make it within the constraints of the tight deadline that it will have (I sure do have a lot of tight deadlines lately, don’t I).  I apologize to those who might have been looking forward to my getting back to a regular update schedule, but I’m really hoping you’ll agree with me that it was worth it.

    Until then!

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