Monday, April 25, 2005

Goodbye (for now)

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This is another temporary farewell post.

You see, dad was in the SJMC a few days ago and only got discharged on Thursday. It was a minor surgery to get rid of his piles.

Piles (haemorrhoids)
Piles, or haemorrhoids, are areas in the anal canal where the tissue, which contains lots of blood vessels, has become swollen. They can be internal, occurring inside the anus, or external, when they can be seen and felt on the outside of the anus. When visible they look like round pink swellings, the size of a pea or a grape. By the age of 50, up to half the population of the UK will have suffered from piles at some point. Piles are common in pregnant women, but are rare in children.

Known as haemorrhoidectomy - this is usually reserved for third degree piles or if the procedures mentioned above fail. Each pile is tied off with a surgical stitch, or suture, and then the pile is cut away. This leaves sore healing areas, or ulcers, which will heal in about six weeks. There is a separate BUPA factsheet about haemorrhoidectomy.

BUPA health factsheets

Dad's butt still hurts.

Which brings to why i'm going offline for some time.

Reason No. 1: Dad is on MC (Medical certificate?) leave until the 5th of May. That somewhere around three weeks! He's not going to the office, which means that the notebook will not be brought home until then. Unless dad sacrifices his butt and goes to the office to bring the notebook back home.

Reason No. 2: Mid-year exam starts in 2 weeks. That is 12th of May until 27th of May. I am going to work hard and prepare for my exam I won't say that i'll be able to concentrate on last minute buddha-leg-hugging revisions if i'm AFK, but at least i can't blame surfing for getting bad results.

Anyway, Reason No. 1 is cancelled. Dad did sacrificed his butt to get me the notebook. All because i need it to do my EST homeworks, or rather 'assignments', as Mrs. Raynie put it. I'll see if i have enough self control to keep AFK anyway. Best not to fool with the exams.

So, adio! Ciao! Tata! Cheerio! Au revoir!