Sunday, May 02, 2010
In case anybody has been looking here and wondering what happened to me, it's been illness. About three weeks ago -- four? -- Jen noticed I was looking yellow, which means jaundice. Long story short, moving from a hospital in Murietta that couldn't help me to Cedars-Sinai, I have a blockage in my biliary ducts -- some relieved by a stent, so the jaundice is gone, but what remains is cancerous. There's a surgery called Whipple to take such things out, and I'm now at home taking antibiotics and preparing for surgery, perhaps in a week. I doubt if I'll have much to say about politics for a while yet -- you might be surprised just cooking right and taking care of me takes. But I'm feeling good and optimistic. Maybe more on my condition as my strength increases, but then a silent period again.