Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Temporarily Out of Service

I guess it’s pretty obvious by now that my blogging endeavors have come to a screeching halt and I am guilty of the sin of silent neglect.

It wasn’t my intention to simply disappear, it just happened that way. It has been a frustrating time since the back injections offered some hope for recovery, only to be followed by a disappointing return to the same old aching bullshit. I felt like Pavlov’s Dog, even a passing glance at my keyboard made me grit my teeth and clutch my back. A day turned into a week, a week to a month, and here I am.

I am currently getting just enough mileage out of my spinal column to keep my business afloat and my potter’s wheel from gathering too many cobwebs. As much as I have come to look forward to visiting blogs, commenting and posting, I cannot survive without work and my clay addiction must be fed. More than anything, I have my sweet Jilly to consider. She is a woman of infinite patience, unconditional love, and boundless compassion. Even so, she has enough to deal with without me piling on additional miseries that are arguably elective in nature.

I hope to be back to blogging in the future. My back is actually getting better over time, but it is still a bit of a roller coaster situation with the ups and downs. I can’t predict when I will be able to risk posting, but I should be able to start visiting and commenting again, hopefully within the next few weeks.

Bye for now.


Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Oh you poor dear. It all sound horrific. Sending healthful vibes.


6:06 AM, January 16, 2008  
Blogger Sarah said...

I am so glad to hear from you, even though the news is not good. I really hope your back gets a lot better and soon.I wish you well. S

1:15 PM, January 16, 2008  
Blogger nic said...

hey slag,
I understand. I hope you feel better soon. I'll certainly miss you.

5:49 PM, January 17, 2008  
Anonymous Sam, Problemchildbride said...

Be well.

And take your time. We'll be here waiting for you when you're well enough again.

3:02 PM, January 18, 2008  
Blogger Crankster said...

Hey Slag,
Nice to hear from you, even if the news is so unpleasant. I hope your back gets under control; in the meantime, though, take care of yourself.

All the best!

3:46 PM, January 21, 2008  
Blogger Kara said...

(I choose not to be understanding)

I hear they do back transplants in Singapore. They're all the rage, actually.

10:28 PM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger Shimmerrings said...

Hey, Slag, sorry to hear you're still not feeling much better... but not to worry... all us really loyal, devoted, and unconditional readers of your blog are rootin' for ya... and wait with patience, while you're on the mend. I hope it will be soon, for your sake. We can certainly sacrifice the blog for your back.

11:22 AM, January 24, 2008  
Blogger Tales of an Artist & his Travelers said...

Come on, I just found your site. Try dictation. At least show some pottery as you complete it. See, all solved. See you soon!

5:59 PM, January 27, 2008  
Blogger Stucco said...

Can't they do some crazy surgery in Mexico where they hang up upside down and squirt shark piss up your nose or something? Dammit man, this is important! :)

Would it help "ease" you back on to the computer if I sent you dirty pictures? Maybe change that psychological association?

Cheers, and get better, eh?

5:24 PM, January 30, 2008  
Blogger Evil Spock said...

At least you have a legitimate excuse. I stopped blogging for awhile because Scrabble and Nintendo got in the way.

12:47 PM, January 31, 2008  
Blogger Cheesy said...

I am so looking forward to your return. Was glad to see your ions posting again!

7:41 PM, February 04, 2008  
Blogger skinnylittleblonde said...

Awwww Slag... take your time & do what you gotta do. Feed your addictions as you see fit & follow the love of Jilly.
I, too, have been outta the loop... but my reason pale in comparison to yours. Until next time...peace, love & spin that wheel.

9:19 PM, February 04, 2008  
Blogger Anne said...

Hope you're feeling a little better every day.

3:00 AM, February 20, 2008  
Blogger Judith said...

I hear ya, Makes my ailments look like a hangnail in comparison - speedy reovery from one invalid to another Slaggy

2:48 PM, February 26, 2008  
Blogger Janna said...

March 1st was your birthday, right?
Hope it was happy. :)

And I hope you are doing well these days.

2:49 AM, March 06, 2008  
Blogger Melanie said...

Hey Slag!
How are you doing? Missing your blog.
Come back soon!

3:45 AM, April 18, 2009  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi Melanie and all,
It's been a rough year. My spine, the disc at L5 to be exact, finally gave up the ghost after dragging me through the mud for what seemed an eternity. I had to shut down my business (fifteen years of work down the tubes) and had to kiss my pottery work goodbye, but just for now I hope.
Back surgery was about three weeks ago, trying to slowly back off from the pain meds. I can't even begin to say how many blog posts I could have made of the affair, what with the catheterizations, stories of failed bathroom adventures, gargantuan doses of laxatives, but now I'm being redundant. The morphine monsters were more than I could have ever asked for, a blogger’s wet dream.
For now, I just don't have the physical and mental bandwidth to juggle everything that must be done to make this all work out, and blog too. But better days are on the horizon.
By the way, I hate Vicodin. Massive headaches, nausea, constipation. Doc says stay on it, not much choice in the matter at this point.


4:11 PM, May 14, 2009  
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12:02 AM, November 21, 2009  
Anonymous gretta said...

Hello. I came across your blog when I was googling for "monkey boners", as an image search. I have skimmed around here a little, and I am glad that you are an awesome person, the world is short of people like you. I am sorry for your health ailments, and I hope that things improve for you. Keep up the good work. P.S. my boyfriend's favorite movie is slingblade, and i googled up monkey boners on his behalf, so he thinks that you are cool, too.

12:53 AM, June 24, 2011  
Blogger slaghammer said...

Hi gretta, thanks for the words of encouragement. It's been rough going since I had to stop posting here but hoping to be able to get back in the saddle soon. Btw, I cannot express how happy I am that someone out there in the world found my blog by using "monkey boners" as a search word. In this I know that I have accomplished some of what I set out to do. ;-)

2:29 AM, July 28, 2011  

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