Apologies for the hiatus

by John MacBeath Watkins

Sorry we haven't been posting. I was sick all last week, finally went into the hospital, and had my appendix removed. I'd left the thing a little late, and the ghastly organ was deeper in my abdomen than is common, so when they rummaged around and found it, it was swollen up like an over-filled water balloon and it burst before they could get it out.

Many thanks to the good folks at Group Health Urgent Care, especially my surgeon, Gakyung Chung, and to my business partner, Jamie Lutton, and her boyfriend, Bernard Chester, for taking care of me.

And, of course, to my mother, my sisters, and all my friends for their support. And Thad Higa for stepping up and taking care of the store.

And since this is starting to sound like one of those interminable Oscar acceptance speeches, I suppose I should end this before they cut off the mike.


  1. You should see the man, lying on the couch in his underwear, watching John Stewart, the Seahawks parade, and struggling to keep one of my cats from lying on his new scar.

  2. This is terribly deceptive! I am not just wearing underwear, I'm wearing Jamie's terrycloth robe and her stretch pants as well. But I swear, it's my own underwear.


  3. I am glad to hear that the surgery went well and I hope that you have a speedy recovery!

  4. No need for apologies! It's a good thing that you went to see a doctor when you did so that you could get the appendix removed. That's a pesky organ and will flare up when you least expect it, which can cause severe pain as I experienced last year. Glad all went well!

    Earnestine Doescher @ U.S. HealthWorks Modesto I


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