Here’s some melodrama for you.
Nick went into surgery yesterday; on Tuesday, he started on the clear-fluids diet, on Wednesday they gave him laxatives, and on Thursday morning they opened him up and put his intestines on his chest so that had enough room to get cut out some of the glands next to his spine.
Then, they put his guts back where they were, stitched him up and sent him to the recovery room where he is reportedly recuperating nicely, in no substantial pain and only minor discomfort.
Before going in, Nick asked me to pass on the news of his condition, and here it is: he’s out surgery but still in recovery, closely monitored but not believed to be at any significant risk of anything. This entry will be updated as warranted, but I doubt that it anything more than arranging times to visit will be required. He seems to have come through in good form.
I’d like to take this moment to tell you that modern medecine is absolutely awesome.