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13 January 2007 @ 02:53 pm
He's not dead, Jim.  
For those curious about my follow-up doctor's appointment.

I have fatty liver disease and a high uric acid level. Both of these can be treated by losing weight. I'll be doing a lot of walking, it seems.
bronxelf_ag001 on January 13th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Im glad they caught it. I want you well. On a lighter note, at least Ali won't have to wrap you up like a burrito and feed you with a turkey baster for four months like we had to do to Argent when he had FLD.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 13th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm. If someone wrapped me in linens, I would expect them to be preparing me for mummification, at this point. Poor Argent.

Yeah, I want me well, too. I thank you for your concern and am flattered by it, as well.
silver splits the blue: BoyAndiashbet on January 13th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yikes -- I'm really glad they caught it, and I'm wishing you luck in getting back to good health!!


-- A <3
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 14th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Really, I'm in good health. The long term effects of fatty liver are largely unknown. As my doctor put it, "We don't really know the long term effects, but we figure they can't be good." I feel fine; this is just something I'd almost assuredly be better off not having than having in the long-term.

Still. (hugs) Thanks. :)
Ace Lightning: caduceusacelightning on January 13th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
i'm glad to hear it's something treatable - i want you well, too. and i don't think it would be appropriate for you to be turning into pâté de foie gras ;-)

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 14th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Really rather not. Things that eat human beings creep me the fuck out.
Ace Lightning: fusoracelightning on January 14th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
but you're not a goose, you silly goose ;-)

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 14th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
That wouldn't stop certain things from making pate out of my liver, dear.
Ace Lightning: earthacelightning on January 14th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
but those things are almost never found on this plane (and i've yet to hear of someone actually getting eaten by a grue...)

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 14th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Cannibals count, Ace.
Ace Lightning: eats03acelightning on January 14th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
cannibals don't just indiscriminately eat people; it's always a ritual act, usually either to insure the perpetuation of ancestors (which also, unfortunately, perpetuates kuru), or to symbolically "take in" the qualities of a defeated enemy. i'm fairly certain you are neither related to, nor considered an enemy by, any of Earth's few remaining cannibals.
the other form of cannibalism (as in "Hannibal Lechter") is a form of mental illness. it has a strong sexual component, so the victims are usually either young women or barely pubescent boys. again, you don't fit the profile ;-)
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 15th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Ace, I know about cannibalism, from the anthropological and religious reasons for it to the mental illness causes. None of what you've said changes this simple fact: that which eats human beings creeps me out.
Ace Lightning: moondragonacelightning on January 15th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
there just aren't very many of those in Dallas...

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 15th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
Never claimed that there were any in Dallas. This does not diminish how they creep me out, Ace.
Ace Lightning: dragonhillacelightning on January 15th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
i'd probably be pretty creeped out myself if i ever ran across one.

KLS: protectionguruwench on January 15th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Yikes - I know nothing about either one, but I'm glad you've got answers and I wish you all the best in the walking. *hugs* to you and best good thoughts.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 15th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear sister-in-not-exactly-law. ;)
KLS: protectionguruwench on January 15th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
You're more than welcome, dear brother-in-not-exactly-law. ;)
Sorciasorcia on January 15th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
If we lived closer I would so go on walks with you...
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 15th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Not today, you wouldn't have. It's sleeting and icy out. Tonight, I did twenty minutes walking in place. Felt the burn in my legs more from doing that than from actually going outside and walking around the complex for twenty minutes. I think I'm going to just do that from now on.
Ace Lightning: willi2acelightning on January 15th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
...and i promised kythrain i'd do more walking, too... *sigh*...

Merlinmerlin_t_wizard on January 15th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
We could always go ice skating down the sidewalk...
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 15th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha... no. Trav no like walking on slick surfaces. I've wrench my knee sideways once too often to want to repeat it.
Sorciasorcia on January 16th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Wow, and it's done nothing but rain here. Maybe I should try the walking in place thing.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 16th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
It works the upper legs better than actual walking does for me. I pick my feet all the way up when I'm marching in place. heh.
Sorciasorcia on January 16th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
For me, that would almost require some John Phillip Sousa playing in the background. ;)
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on January 16th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
Or playing DDR, right? :) I'm hopeless at games like that.