Monday, June 15, 2009

This just in...

Okay, some updates, and a request. First, the shoulder is completely healed. Lots of ice and Ibuprofen did the trick, plus being careful when using it. What made this a little more annoying is that it was my left shoulder, and I am (very) left-handed. The biggest pain in the ass was sleeping, but I found a way to lay down to get to the point where I could get into a deep enough sleep.

Second: I got into the improv group! I won't be performing for at least a month, as they have a policy of seeing how newcomers mesh with the established troupe. Sounded reasonable to me. I am truly looking forward to this experience, and already feel good about the first two rehearsals I have under my belt.

Third, and most importantly: A very good friend, Brandie, has established a new blog. She did this as a way to help her deal with the illness of her father, who just underwent a stem-cell transplant as a treatment for an autoimmune condition that has been plaguing him for several years. I think she would love to have people visit, and also if anyone else out there has undergone, or knows of someone that has undergone stem cell therapy, it would be good for her to talk with people that have been through the experience. Her blog addy is:

I'll be in NYC in 2 weeks for a much anticipated reunion of my other family, namely the paramedics and EMT's I worked with for so long in Brooklyn. They closed St. Mary's, the hospital I worked at for 11 years over three years ago, and this will be a great time to catch up with a bunch of old friends. I actually have not seen some of them since I moved to Rochester 10 years ago this month. Others I have been fortunate enough to contact on Facebook. We'll be going to down for 5 days, a mini-vacation of sorts, and also will be getting together with some cousins I have not seen in a while.

Lots to do in the coming weeks.


BenefitScroungingScum said...

Lots of good news to put a smile on my face this sunny morning. Glad you're feeling better and all's going so well, BG x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Life sounds good Mr Nightmare. Enjoy. And I will take a peek at your friend's blog later. Now I have to run. ByeBye.

VioletSky said...

Yay. for the shoulder
Yay. for the improv!
Yay. for the trip with old friends

off to check out where the hell Brandie's sunshine is

Sistertex said...

Great news on both counts! Glad to hear the arm has healed and that you are into the improv group. That will be great fun and challenging to boot. Look forward to hearing about it as it goes along.
Have a great time at the reunion.

willow said...

Kudos on the improv group! :^)

my word verification is "acterst" ...very apropos

Jay said...

Lovely to hear that things are looking up for you, Mr N!

I got your message on FB about your shoulder being AOK, but long after you'd signed off. I tend to open FB in Safari, and use Firefox for my other browsing because the Scrabble app tends to slow the browser down so much and I get impatient. But I was so pleased for you that it's mended itself! :)

If I appear to be ignoring you on FB, I'm not really ignoring you, I'm just not really there. LOL!

Peter said...

Congratulation on the being accepted by the improv group.

As for seeing your previous colleagues and friends again: given the intense and strong bonds you all had it will sure become quite an experience. Enjoy the trip!