Well like I posted last month I traveled to Brooklyn and other than trying to get there the trip was awesome. What happened is my flight was supposed to have left at 550PM however we did not depart Syracuse until 745PM. Reason was NYC was experiencing this little problem called a tornado. So the flight boarded at 630PM, doors closed and we were told that JFK was at a ground stop. So we did not get permission to take off until 745PM. Yay for sitting on a plane for 1.75hrs before even moving. Thankfully I flew Jet Blue so I had TV for part of the time. Then of course half way through sitting on the tarmac my TV died. Started working again shortly before take off.
Currently I am sitting in Charlotte waiting to depart to Paris France. Main reason for going is to partake in the Halloween suiting event Timduru does at Euro Disney. Then Monday is his Meerkat Manor Dance and then the rest of the week I will try to see as much as I can. Excited and nervous at the same time which is making trying to sleep interesting.
About half way through the Popular Science magazine on the bottom of several pages they have a Ticker with random tidbits of information. Well in the Nov 09 issue this was one of the random tidbits:
"Mathematical models suggest that the best way to thwart a zombie attack is a swift offense."
Just in case there is a zombie invasion.
Well I am officially going. Reserved a room for myself and 4 others at the Courtyard and have also registered for the con. Excited to go since this will be my first time attending AC. That's all for now.
Play laser tag? Good choice but no. Go to Buffalo for a meet? Again another good idea but try again. In the Hospital? Yup.
Friday night went to bed feeling noxious and had stomach cramps/pain. Figured with all that is going around I had the flu. Woke up Saturday morning and the nausea had passed but still had pain in my lower abdomen. Called my doctors office and after explaining my symptoms I was told to head to the Emergency Room cause it might be Appendicitis. So called my mom and she picked me up and drove me to Crouse Hospital. Got to the ER around 130PM and after sitting in the waiting room for 45min was finally called back to a room, put on the typical gown and played the waiting game. Was seen by the doctor who ordered a CT and then had to drink two glasses of the lovely CT cocktail and then had to wait for 3 hrs for the stuff to make its way through my system. So I just laid in bed reading and listening to the IV machine pump saline solution into me. Finally had the CT then waited for another hour for the results. *sighs* Only to find out that the appendix could barely be seen. However the doctor warned me of this because CT's and skinny people don't work well together. Apparently fat is needed to see changes in the appendix. But since it was just barely visible it heightened his suspicions that it was appendicitis. Therefore he admitted me for observation over night and I was to have a second CT in the morning. Great more CT cocktail.
So Sunday morning around 830AM a technician came in with the cocktail and had the CT around 11AM. Results showed that the appendix was elongated and fluid filled and therefore required surgery. Around 345PM was wheeled down to the operating area where the surgeon and anesthesiologist went over the laparoscopic appendectomy with me. Basically the appendix was removed through my belly button plus two other small incisions are made for the scope and instruments. So an hour later I was with out an appendix. Thankfully shortly after returning to my room I was able to have a liquid dinner (chicken broth, juice, jello and lemon sherbet) which was a welcome sight since I had not eaten or had anything to drink (except for the CT cocktail) since 11AM Saturday morning. After the last pouch of antibiotics went through the IV machine the nurse said I could be removed from it as long as I drank fluids on my own. However the port into my skin had to be left in just in case.
Sunday morning woke up and other than being in a good amount of pain I was doing well. Was able to have a breakfast of Rice Krispie's, juice and a muffin. :) Later in the morning I was discharged. Now I am off from work until I see the surgeon this Friday for a follow up appointment and will most likely let me return next week.
So yesterday I volunteered on the last two Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express trips and had a great time. Both trips were closed to if not completely sold out. From what I could gather they had a total of about 12,000 riders for the 31 trips that started on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.
Today while washing dishes I heard every home owners favorite sound in the entire world: running water and not the good kind. Opened the cabinet doors and found the bottom of the cabinet was covered in water. After taking everything under the sink out and drying off the bottom I found that the disposal rotted through on the back side creating about a 1/4" diameter hole. Thankfully it is a double basin sink so I can still rinse dishes in the other side but nothing with big food stuffs on it. Ordered a new one online that got good reviews and probably will have a plumber install in it since some of the piping will need to be reworked since the dishwasher was not hooked up to the old one.