So, before I was rudely interrupted by some simply nasty multi-cellular organisms!
You know how long it takes to drain people of their blood to use when your own is contaminated? QUITE a while, even when you have access to needles and such, instead of just fangs! I don't know how Keith Richards does it! It must have taken WEEKS for Countess Bathory to find enough virgin girls to fill up her bathtub!
Anyway, nice to meet you. I'm Dee, and I'll be your slightly more infected TG Captioner. Long story short, I got out of work Thursday on a half-day expecting to have a nice relaxing long weekend with the girlfriend. Drop off her car for a quick overnight fix up and we are going grocery shopping. Phone call comes in, "Get the hell into the hospital, you have a bacterial infection in your knee, so we'll scope it out and you'll be as good as new tomorrow morning." which turns into some sort of "Brazil: the Movie" scenario where every treatment makes something else worse, and my blood is now infected as well, and IV's filled with bleach to wipe out the contagion (metaphorically) and I finally get to head home Monday night loaded up with 6 weeks of more antibiotics. That was certainly quite a long weekend +1 extra day!
Right now I feel as weak as shit, and I plan on going into work tomorrow, but I wanted to thank everyone that left a message, sent an email, said a prayer, burnt sacrifices to Kali, or ate a basket of calamari in the name of Cthulhu. I had great care with all the nurses, my family and friends were fantastic with support, and as usual, I am going to battle back to what I consider "normal", which means, something that doesn't resemble a hairy pin-cushion.
I have a few more captions I haven't posted yet plus the DIY results from June, so I think there will be a post either on Tuesday or Wednesday. I even whipped up a new caption for Dawn!