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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Still Alive

My surgery is done, the doctor says it went very well. I'm still in a lot of pain, but they're giving me some good drugs so I love everybody.

41 Comments:

Anonymous A moron from England said...

Hey Joel,

We love you back, and we're all clean. I wish you pretty nurses and a speedy recovery.

2/18/2009 10:21 AM

 
Blogger cheezstake said...

Ask someone to run over to Pike Place Market, next to the fish stand and get you cannoli or two. They can supplement your meds!

Speedy recovery!

2/18/2009 10:27 AM

 
Blogger Navy Blue Cougar said...

Glad that the surgery went well. Hope that you are back on your feet again real soon. Take care.

2/18/2009 10:47 AM

 
Blogger Submaster said...

Joel,
I'm glad your Rx is critical and you're making steam...My best for you in getting underway.

2/18/2009 10:52 AM

 
Blogger Chap said...

Whoo hoo

2/18/2009 11:46 AM

 
Blogger Chap said...

!

2/18/2009 11:47 AM

 
Blogger Trickish Knave said...

Good to hear it. I hope they are giving you more than just Motrin for the pain. Oh wait, that is only for boat pain...

2/18/2009 11:50 AM

 
Blogger Lou said...

I'm glad to hear that your personal dive to surface ratio is still equal to 1!

2/18/2009 12:08 PM

 
Blogger NCdt Fred Genest said...

Glad to hear it went well. As that guy from England said, I wish you pretty nurses (but only when the wife isn't around) and a quick recovery.

Try not to tell too many people about your newfound love of humanity, or you'll look like a darned hippie. :p

2/18/2009 12:51 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessed painkillers, always the best time to get a checkout from the EMC or a qual interview from the Eng. I timed the more difficult checkouts when I heard you or the EMC were coming back from the little dental shack at EB.

2/18/2009 1:18 PM

 
Blogger a_former_elt_2jv said...

Joel:

Stop trying to close the MS stops at a flank!

Glad to hear your ok.

2/18/2009 1:20 PM

 
Blogger Sandy Salt said...

Glad to hear that you are doing well. Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

2/18/2009 3:09 PM

 
Blogger Jed Christiansen said...

Glad to hear it... take care of yourself!

2/18/2009 4:40 PM

 
Anonymous Sisyphus said...

Glad to hear it bub. Get better. I got no one to thump on. ;-)

2/18/2009 4:52 PM

 
Anonymous Veemann said...

Glad to hear you came through surgery well. Best wishes on a speedy recovery and plenty of great meds along the way.

2/18/2009 5:04 PM

 
Blogger silverback said...

:)

2/18/2009 5:57 PM

 
Blogger C said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

2/18/2009 7:55 PM

 
Anonymous Short said...

Great news buddy - XD

2/18/2009 7:56 PM

 
Anonymous KEY said...

Still beats being at sea...

2/18/2009 8:17 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it the one where you push the trigger button? To me, that was the "fun" one. Interesting story about that - the doctor was explaining that I couldn't overdose myself with the "trigger" meds, and while he's saying that, I'm pushing the button so fast - I could've sworn I woke up the next day. Oh well, you'll adjust Joel, just hang in there and you'll be on your tonsils in no time.

Yours respectfully,
AG

2/18/2009 8:37 PM

 
Anonymous dwas said...

Best to you, Joel..good thoughts and prayers coming your way...

2/18/2009 9:10 PM

 
OpenID fastnav said...

Glad to hear it, Joel!!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a slow sponge bath. :)

2/18/2009 9:36 PM

 
Blogger Elise said...

Great news!!

2/19/2009 3:32 AM

 
Blogger chief torpedoman said...

Best wishes Joel for a speedy recovery. Did yuo get you tour of one of the Seawolf boats yet?

2/19/2009 5:48 AM

 
Anonymous Mrs G said...

This is good news, hope your pain goes away soon. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Take care

2/19/2009 7:04 AM

 
Anonymous railroaddude said...

I bestow upon you a thousand wishes for pretty nurses with sponge baths at the ready!

2/19/2009 10:00 AM

 
Anonymous kamster said...

Great news! Speedy recovery Joel.

2/19/2009 1:56 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's outstanding news Joel!!

It sounds like you've made it past the hardest obstacle, I'm glad to hear it. I too hope you have plenty of hot little nurses running around and attending to your every need.

I wish you a smooth recovery at full speed ahead, Buddy!!

Have a great weekend.

Thanks, J.

2/19/2009 2:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news indeed, Joel! I'll add another prayer to the mix to keep you going.

Byron

2/19/2009 6:04 PM

 
Blogger bothenook said...

good deal. drugs will get you through only the toughest parts. the well wishes and prayers from those of us out here in the bubblesphere will supplement the love and care you will be getting from your family. we're pulling for you, buddy.

2/19/2009 6:31 PM

 
Blogger Liza said...

what, you didn't get the standard 800mg of ibubrophen? so, glad to hear you're well.

greetings from florida.

2/20/2009 1:55 AM

 
Blogger 630-738 said...

Best wishes for a speedy return to flank speed blogging! :) Glad to hear you're on the mend!

2/20/2009 5:45 AM

 
Blogger Steamboat McGoo said...

If they're giving you opiates or derivatives, be sure to take the Kaopectate, too! Otherwise it'll constipate the sh*t out of yo-...no wait! It'll constipate the sh*t IN you! Drink lots of water, too!

But other than that, and drymouth, it'll be a nice fuzzy-brained recovery! Best wishes!

2/20/2009 10:10 AM

 
Blogger Loping Squid said...

Great news!

2/20/2009 3:11 PM

 
Anonymous Cooper Family said...

Best wishes on a speedy recovery, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

2/20/2009 10:19 PM

 
Blogger tammi said...

Good to hear the surgery went well. Praying for a quick recovery.....

2/21/2009 12:18 PM

 
Anonymous Punkindrublic said...

Excellent! Welcome back to PD!

2/21/2009 2:40 PM

 
Anonymous Mike47 said...

Best wishes to you.

2/21/2009 7:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel,

Glad to hear your surgery went well. Take care of yourself and we wait for you to resume the deck and conn soon.

2/22/2009 4:17 PM

 
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2/22/2009 5:52 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you get better and stay better shipmate. I really enjoy your submarine blog. I'm Sub School Student in Groton and try to read as much as possible about my new profession.

3/18/2009 1:45 PM

 

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