Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's ALIVE...It's ALIVE!!!!



Hi everybody, Look what the cat drug in...G-Man!!!
I want to thank my loyal, trusted, and caring friends in
Bloggerville for all of your well wishes, positive thoughts and prayers.
What I thought was a painful  boil on my ass, turned out to be a very
fast acting Flesh Eating Virus called...Necrotizing Faciitus!!!
Yes the one thats been on the news EVERY NIGHT it seems since
I came down with it. I was literally hours from either wearing a colostomy,
losing my Manly-Parts, or DEATH. I'm only here through the luck of having
the brilliant Dr. Gutenkunst on duty when I was admitted to ER. He recognized
my situation, ordered immediate emergency surgery, and saved my life.
In the 16 days that I was in the hospital, I had FOUR OPERATIONS!!!
This is my third week home, and I just got my stitches out Tuesday. I still have
trouble sitting for any period of time, so my posting will be sparadic. As far as
Friday Flash 55 goes, I'm just not ready to tackle it yet. Please be patient.....
I so cherish the warm heart of all my Blogger Peeps.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart and.....
Have a Kick Ass Holiday Week-End....G-Man

57 comments:

Teresa said...

I am so glad to hear you are still with us! Take care of yourself. Know that we are thinking of you. Blessings.

Fireblossom said...

Geez, G Man! What an ordeal. I'm glad to hear that you are on the mend. You have lots of bloggy friends who care about you.

Nara Malone said...

Yay G! You're one tough dude. I'm so glad to see you're feeling better. Rest up and get well. Hugs.

PattiKen said...

I'm so glad to see you back, Galen. You've had a hell of an ordeal. It seems that you and I have something in common other than a love of writing. !n 1994, I was in the hospital for 3-1/2 weeks with... yep, necrotizing fasciitis. And you know what, it was all over the news then too. People were dying of it, and I almost joined them. I'm glad you beat it. (Actually, I'm glad I beat it too!) Welcome back, my friend.

Alice Audrey said...

Wow. Your ass almost kicked you, G-man. So glad you had a good Dr. and made it through.

Janna said...

Thought #1: Yaaaayyy!!! You're back! I'm so glad to hear from you finally. Welcome home.

Thought #2: Yikes! I've heard awful things about necrotizing fasciitis. I read a couple pages about it here and here. Nasty stuff. I'm glad you're ok.

Thought #3: Can't wait til you're ready to do Friday 55 again. We'll be here, eager to start whenever you're able! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

What a dreadful ordeal. For what you've been through, you look pretty darn good. You must've lost a lot of weight too. Hospitals tend to do that to a person. Rest up and get strong. I was really happy to see a post from you.

lime said...

oh g-man, i can't tell you how good it is to see you able to post yourself smiling and on your way to recovery. i will always be grateful to god for answering my prayers and those of many others by sending such a gifted surgeon to save your life.

Katherine Krige said...

Oh my God is that ever scary Galen! I am so glad to hear that you had a doctor that knew what he was doing. Be well my friend. Healing thoughts sent your way from Canada

gautami tripathy said...

It is good to see you back!! Take it easy. We are NOT going anywhere.

HUGS from India...

just jane said...

A difficult challenge, indeed. It was life changing, I am sure. As George Bernard Shaw once said, " The real moment of success is not the moment apparent to the crowd." Being aware of how precious life is, fighting through the pain, all of it, the true human experience. My prayers are with you, and yours.

Peace, Jane

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so glad, happy your back! You are the most intelligent and talented blogger I read.

Take all the time you need...you look marvelous!

D

KB said...

Yay! I'm so happy to see you back here x

Margaret said...

He's alive... and looks great! So happy I checked in tonight. Thank God for the Emergency Doctor's knowledge! That is a nasty bacteria (not virus) and thank God you are as tough as you are! 55's can wait until you are able to sit comfortably :) You've made my weekend!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...thanks for the anniversary gift brother...seein your face...take it easy...and i am glad you are on the mend...see you soon....

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Good on you for pulling through! I have a friend who nearly lost a leg last year due to this stuff. It's evil and more common than we realize. Kinda makes a person scared to leave the house.

I have some new writerly friends to send your way once you're doing 55s again so don't forget about us!

hedgewitch said...

REALLY most excellent to have you back with us, Mr. G--you were sorely missed, but not as sorely as your ass, I'm sure--it's a good thing you're such a tough old case. What a scary scary thing and I'm so glad someone was on top of things when you needed them to be. Take good care of yourself and get well.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

there was lots of talk around Bloggerville as to where you were and such...I'm glad to hear you're back and on the mend.

Fekking awesome to see you back, G-Man. Looks like you've lost weight too.

S said...

Hi mr g man, i m iss you! Glad your butt is feeling better!

Lydia said...

Holy sh--, G Man! Sounds like you nearly left us. As the news reports came in waves the last weeks it began to dawn on me what you were fighting. I am so glad you are back home and proud of you for realizing that 55 is too much right now. We'll be here when you are ready. I've thought about the daughter you sent birthday wishes to in the last month or so and my heart went out to her knowing it must have been miserable being so far away from you. Now you both can exhale!

izzy said...

Holy Mackerel- wild and crazy stuff!
So glad you are on the mend! been a wild spring and it is nice you are
getting stronger every day- Have a great Memorial Day !

the walking man said...

Whoa dude! WTF---start smoking and drinking heavily and only wash your hands once a week. That's pretty messed up when the environment is trying to kill you. The above suggestions are to help you adapt to the pollution not to make you all foul and odoriferous--that's just a side benefit.

Seriously though I am sure you're glad to be home and on the mend. I know I was glad when MrKnowitall pooped up on the blogroll. That was honestly a good sight to see.

Linda said...

Wow, that was awful x 10. Glad your home and getting better. Looking forward to the return of the 55s.

Stranger said...

Wow, your ass bacteria is a celebrity! So glad you got it taken care of. I try to avoid mushy stuff, but blogland has been less kick-ass since you've been on hiatus.

Other Mary said...

Hey, I'm so glad that bug didn't kick your ass! It would have been a real 'bummer.' Sorry for the bad puns, but sincerely glad your home and healing.

Nimue said...

yay !!! so so good to see you again Mr G !! You know we love you so so much !! *hugz* :D

Stay good !!!
Have a good weekend :)

Titanium said...

G- it's BEYOND good to hear that you're in full recovery mode. You're one super tough dude- that you've come through this with your legendary sense of humor intact is absolutely awesome.

Sending healing thoughts in your direction, hoping that your body and mind recover fully.

That was one very close call. All the best to you... take your sweet time making your comeback in Blogland. We'll be here, waiting for you.

G-Man said...

Thanks everybody....
You all make me smile...:-)
I'm quite blessed in more ways than I can count.
Galen

hope said...

Must you always be so dramatic? :)
A simple head cold wasn't enough?

Seriously, glad you're back home and on the road to recovery. Sending a healthy hug your way.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Wow, that sounds truly terrifying. Thank goodness for competent doctors. So glad to see you finally back.

Mama Zen said...

G-Man! I am so glad that you're better and on the mend. This old internet just hasn't been the same without you.

Me said...

Galen, so very very glad to see you! I've thought of you often, and am much relieved to hear you're on the mend.

Love and best wishes for a continued recovery, from your favourite Hoser.

xoxo

Kikit said...

Everyone's happy to hear from you. Hope you'll get better soon. :)

MorningAJ said...

Welcome back big G! Only you could pick up a flesh eating bug on your backside.
Glad you're on the mend.

Mona said...

Glad its over. (hugs)

Jannie Funster said...

testing, testing

Jannie Funster said...

Yay, now that this thing's on, let me take the mike and say WELCOME BACK!!

Holy cow, truth continues to be stranger than fiction.

Glad you are still among us.

And you are looking guuuuuud!!

xoox

gale bristlin said...

I'm am so VERY HAPPY that you are ok and almost back to your old self again....take your time though rest and we will all be here when your read to come back and give us all those witty things you do.

Akelamalu said...

YAY you're back! What an ordeal you've been through G, I've been praying for you. xx

Jeans 'n Tshirt said...

wow!! that is one bad ass story!! LOL!!! i am so so so glad youre home with all your parts too! Amazing DR!! so thrilled they are still some out there!
was in the same bacteria that has been found in the river here in Georgia? or a staph?

Man you please take care of yourself and keep us up to date as your energy comes back!

my heart's love songs on wordpress said...

SO SO SO happy the E.R. doc knew what you had!!! the world NEEDS you in it, G! WE need you!

take good care of yourself, okay?

*hugs*
d

Daydreamertoo said...

Heyyyyyyyyy
So good to see you!!
Weeeew on the Flesh eating virus. What the heck is going on with that!!
Prayers HELP!
Keep on getting well Galen. We'll all still be here when you're ready!
What a fight you've had and what a fabulous medical and nursing team on your side.
Big hugs Big Man. REST!

Olivia said...

Love you Galen..... I do, I so do!!!!
Glad to see you back!!!

Prayers will never fall short for you man... Warm tight hugs Dear One...

Loads of Love xoxoxoxox
Recover fast... mwaaah

Evalinn said...

This is lovely news G-man, I´m so pleased that you are feeling better! :-D Take care, and I´ll see you around soon!

Eaton Bennett said...

Dear G-man, I've only just discovered you have been so ill. I'm so pleased you've pulled through. What a horrible thing to happen to you. Thank God you are going to be okay!

best of best wishes,
Eaton.

Mijayami said...

So glad you're feeling better. Echoing Stranger, Blogland has definitely been less kick-ass without you. Take care.

Cindy said...

Thank you Jesus! I have prayed for you so much G Man! Now is time to rest and heal.

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

Great to see you're back, G-Man... you were sorely missed! (Wow! now I can say I actually know someone who had a flesh-eating virus!)

Laura said...

Yikes...I hope no one kicks your ass, ouch! Glad you are ok now. Take care of yourself, and yes do rest up.

TALON said...

Glad you are alive and still kicking ass, G (even if it's your own). Hope the healing continues uneventfully and quickly.

Bodhirose said...

Gosh, I just popped in to see what was going on with you (I had taken some time off from blogging for awhile) and I find this. So very happy that you were fortunate to have that particular doctor on hand when you needed him. What a blessing for you...and us!

Get better soon..take it easy and we'll see you back here when you're ready to roll.

Gayle ~

Margaret said...

Check in since it is a Thursday... keep healing and get back here when you can! :)

Belinda said...

Good to hear you're on the mend, G-Man. You have to be tough to endure that many operations n so few days. Sending healing vibes from San Francisco.

manicddaily said...

Dear G-man! Wow! Terrible!!! Wonderful that you made it through. So so sorry.

I once had blood poisoning in my arm - cellulitis- which is probably completely different but somehow reminds me of your infection in that it was one of those things that is shockingly fast moving, seems to come out of nowhere, and would (in an age before antibiotics) kill you in a matter of days.

We're human! Take good care of yourself now and so glad you are back. k.

Laura said...

thinking of you sending healing prayers and good energy your way!

Monica Manning said...

Well, as the saying goes, only the good die young. You'll be here forever! Good to have you back!!

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