Knock Knock, Neo... er... Wonderduck
Boy, helluva nap, that. I was supposed to have dinner with the folks at 6pm, wonder what time it is?
Oh. Oh boy. That's gonna be hard to explain. Well, lets give it the old Duck U try, hey?
You members of the Pond Scum that have stuck around have been told a little bit thanks to Brickmuppet and Ben, both of whom deserve praise (or scorn, whichever) for keeping me sane for the past very long time.
Short ha ha ha version: blood clot in the leg, with added problems, like a previously unknown UTI and a kidneystone. And with some nutritional problems to boot because this all started with some leg pain like I have gotten for years. But it got worse, to the point where getting out of bed and walking to the bathroom was about the limit of what I could manage... so I stopped eating. For about 10 days, give or take, Then Feb 28th, as I tried to shower, my leg stopped doing leg things,
when I fell, I miraculously missed everything so it was about as good as you could hope for. Except now I was naked on the floor of the bathroom, unable to stand up, or really move at all without the leg exploding, So I called 911 and actually said "I've fallen and can't get up." It only took a few minutes for the EMTs and firemen to show up, and they then proceeded to drag me bodily into the living room, got me on a tarp, and got ready to take me out to the ambulance.
At which point, one of them asked about my collection of Haruhi Suzumiya figures. I was more than happy to chat about the 110 figure collection... I'm just a few obscure figs from having every scale, prize, trading, and posable figure listed on myfigurecollection, and the general consensus is that it's probably the largest collection of its type in the US. So I've got that going for me.
Which is nice.
That was the last fun I would have for about a month.
When they carried me to the ambulance, it was snowing. Also, the streets they took to the hospital need some SERIOUS roadwork, because every bump, pothole, or slight depression in it transmitted itself directly to my leg. i'm pretty sure I didn't scream at all. Much. The ER was waiting for me and thus ended any dignity and hope I've ever had in my life.
NEXT TIME: More Zombies. Oh my god, did that joke feel good.
ALSO NEXT TIME: Welcome To The Pleasuredome Hospital.
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Posted by: Brickmuppet at January 02, 2022 05:16 PM (5iiQK)
Posted by: J Greely at January 02, 2022 08:38 PM (ZlYZd)
Thank you J. You are very kind to this wornout duck. Everybody is.
Posted by: Wonderduck at January 02, 2022 09:18 PM (bHHXR)
Welcome back Wonderduck!
Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 02, 2022 09:27 PM (PiXy!)
Welcome back! Hopefully this means you've flown the hospital coup and can rejoin our flock more permanently!
Hopefully this link works and will be a bit of celebration of your flight to freedom
Duck breaking free
Posted by: StargazerA5 at January 02, 2022 09:38 PM (YcvYE)
So glad you're back and posting, hopefully your various maladies have been properly taken care of and you can resume the continuing pursuit of rye bread and anime with rubber ducks in it.
Posted by: David at January 02, 2022 10:49 PM (t/97R)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 02, 2022 11:59 PM (LZ7Bg)
I have to admit I had completely lost track of time and was actually shocked that it's been just short of a year.
Posted by: Ben at January 03, 2022 12:08 AM (3npKf)
Welcome back, Wonderduck. We've been waiting, hoping and praying for you.
Posted by: JT at January 03, 2022 07:39 AM (arhpx)
Posted by: Don at January 03, 2022 07:53 AM (fvP4F)
So good to hear from you! As Will can attest, I've been about as worried as you ever get about an internet stranger (which, it turns out, is quite a lot). Welcome back!
Posted by: Kathryn at January 03, 2022 09:05 AM (8548M)
Oy. Who gave you so much leave?
Good to see you're on the mend.
Posted by: Will at January 03, 2022 09:09 AM (8548M)
Clicked here every day for almost a year waiting for this. So good. I think I'll take a little walk and be happy for a while now.
Posted by: John Peters at January 03, 2022 10:41 AM (do9LM)
Welcome back to the land of green oranges!
Posted by: mikeski at January 03, 2022 11:29 AM (P1f+c)
Hey, Duck! I'd seen some of your posts on Reddit, but it's good to have you back in the old stomping grounds too. Glad to hear things are looking up.
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at January 03, 2022 12:07 PM (v29Tn)
Welcome back and hooray!
Posted by: DougO at January 03, 2022 07:28 PM (Rau32)
So glad you're back. I may have saved a duck or two for you as well, but I wasn't sure how well received they would be, and I had no idea it would be this long....
Hopefully everything back at home is still okay.
Posted by: Mauser at January 03, 2022 07:32 PM (Ix1l6)
HOLY CROW, you're BACK!
Man alive, literally, it's good to hear from you again.
Posted by: GreyDuck at January 03, 2022 11:20 PM (rKFiU)
Welcome back!!!! I hope you are feeling better, inside as well as out.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at January 04, 2022 11:48 AM (sF8WE)
I hadn't been checking in as frequently as anon, hence my late missive. Welcome back, and best wishes!
Posted by: jabrwok at January 10, 2022 03:04 PM (T4WaI)
Well, time for me to check up on... well, WTH!
Posted by: skyhack at January 19, 2022 05:54 PM (KrC5e)
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