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Good news!

I’m in a good mood finally because I have good news finally.  More than two weeks of waiting and pain I finally have a surgery date.  I’ll have surgery March 12th and stay in the hospital for 3 days.  That means I get to spend White Day in the hospital (not like I expected Mamoru to do anything unbelievably romantic anyway).  Today I went to the hospital with お父さん who acted as my translator.  The problem with お父さん (and he’s always been like this probably due to his business mindset) is that he translates everything.  I don’t need everything translated.  I can understand some stuff.  I just needed help with the difficult bits.  It got to be so annoying that I was short with him at times saying “yeah, I got it.”  I didn’t wanna be rude to him because he was helping me, but I got especially annoyed when the anesthesiologist was all like, “Damn how do you survive in Japan?”  I was like, “Bitch, I can speak everyday Japanese just fine.”  I don’t need fucking medical Japanese every day.  In fact, this is the first time in almost 7 years I’ve needed this kind of medical Japanese.  Anyway, I had a battery of tests.  They took 4 vials of blood (kill me), did a breathing test (lungs at 160% capacity which caused the nurse to shout すごい!), did and EKG and chest and stomach X-ray.  I got a hundred consults about surgery, but left there feeling good.  They are gonna take out the whole gallbladder (laparoscopically) which is fine.  Basically you don’t even need your gallbladder.  Like your appendix it’s a dumb useless organ.  Your liver can do the same thing, so I’m ready for this gallbladder to GTFO.

Funny thing is that I found out at the hospital that I’m 162cm tall.  I wonder if my metric calculations were off.  I always thought I was 163cm.

Anyway, that’s it.  Finally some good news here in the Moon Kingdom.  I hope the next bit of good news I get to share with you will be about bringing home a small moon prince or princess.  Be well.

5 thoughts on “Good news!

  1. That’s great news. I hope the surgery goes well.

    I do okay with German medical terminology mainly because they’re so literal with everything. Gynaecologist? Lady’s doctor! Sinusitis? Nose hollow inflammation! Dentist? Tooth doctor! Pneumonia? Lung inflammation! Gastritis? Inflammation of the slimy skin inside the stomach!


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