I’ve been very quite recently. The reason for this is that I’ve been donating bone marrow. It all started about a month and a half ago when I got back from Spain. The Irish Blood Trasnfusion Service (IBTS) notified me that I was a match to donate marrow for some poor sod who needed it. I said I’d do it, which started about a month of “counciling”. Essentially I was told all the bad things that might happen to me if I donated marrow.
It wasn’t easy to decide to finally go through with the donation, especially because I was putting my fiancee out by not being in England with her for a few weeks. She’s been totally supportive though, so have my family and friends. I did the donation last Thursday.
They called me into hospital last Wednesday in order to fast and prepare for the operation on Thursday morning. During the operation they had to stick approx 600 needles into my ass bone, but I was under general anestethic. The operation went spectacularly well, I awoke on Thursday about noon and my ass felt a bit stiff from the bandaging.
They sent me home on Friday. I slept and ate and slept untill about Monday, when I got really bored. I came into college to abuse the bandwidth for a while on Tuesday and I’m here again today. I’ve not had to take any pain killers at all, which is also surprising. That’s not coz I’m some sadistic individual but because I’ve felt no pain from the operation at all.
So today I’m going to fix up my blog a bit, download X.org 6.8 and figure out how to do transparent coolness with it. I’m then going to go home and wait for Gnome 2.8 to be released, which I’ll download on Friday (hospital check-up tomorrow). I’m taking it easy for the next week so I won’t be online and stuff.