So I was finally released from the hospital this morning, after receiving treatment for a very aggressively bleeding duodenal ulcer. My red blood cell count still sucks, so I’m supposed to stay in bed most of the time for the next several weeks. (So yell at me if I start posting too much!)
In a weird way, it was kind of nice to be in hospital: definitely, six days is the longest I’ve been continuously offline since at least 1998. I did crazy things like take an actual book and read it from cover to cover in one day. I’d sort of forgotten you can live like that. It was sort of nice.
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