Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sorry, guys...

I make a promise to various folks and I get a little sidelined by life.

--I promised a story for the premiere issue of Astonishing-Adventures and I blew that one.
--I promised to write about my trip to San Diego Comic Con and haven't gotten around to it.
--I promised to discuss the whole internet 4GM shift in entertainment.

I haven't done any of that because I haven't been in the mood.

Long story short, tomorrow morning the surgeons are doing an arterial catheterization on my father's blocked arteries. They tell me it's a relatively "safe" (WTF???) surgical procedure and he'll be home in a day if all goes well. This is the procedure they do to figure out whether or not he's going to require "stints."

(plus side, I'm doing a lot of quick research on arterial blockages so if I ever decide to do a HOUSE spec I'll be ready)

I know he's going to a great hospital - I think it's the one where I had my tonsils out when I was 20, but he's waaaay over there in SC and I'm here. Logically, it would make no sense to hop on a plane as I would be one more person in the waiting room probably driving my Mom nuts. Okay, definitely driving my Mom nuts.

Anyway - I just wanted to let you know why I've been relatively quiet lately.
It's not by choice.

UPDATE: So I just learned from my Mother that my Dad is in recovery and went through the surgery just fine. Apparently the artery on his left side are a-okay, but the one on the right is kinked. They are going to keep him on his medication to thin his blood . Thanks to everyone who emailed me your thoughts and best-wishes.


Kelly J. Compeau said...

I hope, for you and your family's sake, that everything turns out well, Bill.

Hugs & Kisses,


John Oak Dalton said...


Good luck with everything--


Roger Alford said...

Bill, prayers for you and your family. Been right where you are myself, so hang in there.

EditorJDC said...

We'll catch you for the next issue. The important thing is that your family is okay.


CAROLINE said...

Just read this or you'd have had my good wishes and prayers sooner. Glad to hear it went well and hope your dad makes a full recovery soon.

wcdixon said...

Good news about the surgery...keep smiling.

Tim said...

Bill, Astonishing Adventures'll get by without you (though we'll miss you) for the first issue. Family comes first. Hope everything turns out well.

Grubber said...

Even though you live in La La Land you still have your priorities right. Sorry he had to have the op but glad he came through it all okay.

Best wishes for speedy recovery.