I know you want it, too.
Tomorrow I get the alien-robot-squid thing taken out of me. I’m slightly nervous about it, but I know it’ll all turn out just fine.
I’ll let you know how it goes afterwards!
So I’m sure you’ve played Star Wars Battlefronts I and II. If not, do so. It’s important.
If you HAVE, and you’ve been dying to see a third game in the series come out (NO, I am NOT talking about the DS and PSP games), then you should reeeaaally check out this Facebook page that has just started up. It’s only a few days old and is already over 600 members and growing! The voice of the people is strong. If we let someone know that there is a huge fanbase out there who is willing to shout out, that someone will eventually take action and fulfill the desires of the hungry fans!
And I’m now an uncle.
Now, since my brother’s family lives in Tennessee, I don’t think I’ll get to see her all too often.
But when I do, I’ll be sure to expose her to all the best stuff. You know, Star Wars, theories and conspiracies, and everything else I’m interested in!
Don’t worry, I won’t force it on her. I’ll just make sure she knows what it is. And that will hopefully influence her. Mwahaha!
I’ve mentioned DVT, or Deep Vein Thrombosis , before. Since I’ll be having an operation regarding DVT soon, I’ll go ahead and talk about it.
DVT is essentially getting a blood clot in one of the deep veins. In my case, the femoral vein in my right leg.
After I got home from my Atlanta trip, I noticed a pain developing in my right knee. After 2 weeks, the pain had gotten to the point where it felt like my leg was going to fall off. Excruciating is a good term. My leg had swollen an inch thicker than my good leg. That’s never a good sign.
At first we suspected that maybe I had gotten a fracture somehow. An x-ray proved that to be negative. My mother’s maternal instincts kicked in, thankfully, and she discovered that a clot could be the issue (she is a research machine. If something worries her, she will find out what’s going on). My family doctor ordered an ultrasound of my right leg.
A clot was found in my femoral vein, running from the knee to the upper thigh.
I was immediately sent to the hospital where I was to be put in Interventional Radiology (IR). They would basically do roto rooter magic after sticking a stint in the back of my calf. They did so, but another ultrasound of my leg showed that it was beginning to clot once again in the same spot. Surgery was then put on the schedule.
They cut into my upper thigh, and into the femoral vein. What they found was a “tenacious” clot that had attached itself to the wall of the vein. Apparently it was an old clot, it had been there for some time. We still don’t know how it got there. The clot was removed, and the vein was cleaned up.
A filter, called an IVC filter, was placed in the inferior vena cave vein. The IVC begins where the two femoral vein connect just below the belly button. The filter was placed into the vein by way of an IV, which ran from the femoral vein where the groin/hip area, all the way to the IVC, just below the belly button.
The filter acts as a failsafe if a bit of clot breaks off and starts to run towards the brain or lungs (which, if that happened, could prove fatal). The filter would catch the clot, and the flow of blood around it would break the clot down.
This filter will be taken out by way of an IV on February 1. The surgeon will stick the IV into the base of my throat, run the line down the IVC, and pull the filter right out.
Pretty cool, huh?
Here’s a bit of a puzzle. I’ll give you a cookie if you can correctly give the next line of numbers.
Good luck! No cheating.