At least that's what they tell me between naps.

WARNING: If you click the picture you will see the actual headwound where they took the tumour.
Do NOT click the picture if you are easily grossed out... it's gruesome.

Actually, the surgery couldn't have gone any smoother. I'm tumour free and they didn't have to use any other parts of my body to fill the resulting gap, they used material from just above the surgery, so I'm already a lot healthier than we expected. The work they did do is healing really fast and with Dr Happys Chewable Morphine I'm at home and mellowing out nicely. Probably my biggest complaint at the moment is how little I can open my jaw because of the bruising... but that just means I have to cut my 'whatever my heart desires for dinner', I'm being spoilt :), into very small pieces... hey, it's not like I have anything more to do with my time.

I hope everyone is great out there and I'll answer emails, visit blogs, and so forth really soon.

Now, time for Dr Happys!

Take: 43

Blogger jin mused...

*BIG cyber hugs n smooches*

I think you look totally hawt with a shaved head.

Wed Jul 16, 12:51:00 pm

Blogger Murp! mused...

I totally jerked it to that. Glad you posted it. That's the best porn i've seen all day!

Wed Jul 16, 02:13:00 pm

Blogger Anonymous mused...

WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! He's ALIVE!!!! Now to try the link...

Wed Jul 16, 02:38:00 pm

Blogger Anonymous mused...

Meh. You're an Aussie aren't you? They have to cut our heads off before it really hurts ;)

It actually looks great, nice and clean - under the hairline! Have a happy time with Dr Happys! :)))))

Wed Jul 16, 02:40:00 pm

Blogger Shelley Noble mused...

yay yay yay! I was so hoping to see this today. Such fantastic news, Rich!

I spent the day in the garment district buying fabrics for Ms. Mooncar and packaging it all up to ship out as a happy care yipee.

Wed Jul 16, 02:42:00 pm

Anonymous King Jack mused...

BWARK! BWARK!! I LOVE scabs and scars! Thanks for bring me a treat back from the hospital *pick pick pick*

Wed Jul 16, 02:43:00 pm

Blogger Diana Crabtree mused...


I am so glad to know it went so smoothly! I had to have A&E on last week, where they showed a brain tumor surgery, it really put it into perspective what was happening! Ak!

I am also glad to see the awesome illustration, proof that your larger-than-average creativity wasn't removed!

Wed Jul 16, 06:21:00 pm

Blogger Ces mused...

Hey I was just thinking of you. That's not a surgery scar! That's just a cut from shaving your head. I was expecting to see a new head. But then again I never saw the old one so maybe this is the new head. Hehehe. I am so glad to know you are well. Nice healing scar and great drawing. Wow.

Wed Jul 16, 09:21:00 pm

Blogger Debra Kay mused...

Well, that's a pretty cool scar, but you'll have to keep shaving your head if you want people to see it. Curvy, but probably not a convincing shark bite like the scar on my foot-heh heh heh.

Thu Jul 17, 12:56:00 am

Blogger Scarlet Hip mused...

I'm woefully embarrassed that I complained about getting my wisdom teeth out last week.

Cool scar! Glad you're back to "abby" normal.

Thu Jul 17, 07:27:00 am

Anonymous Mythical Bird mused...

I'm here to offer my Royal service of spooning should Mooncar need a respite. *grunt, howl, soft honk, bill snap, wing woof*

Thu Jul 17, 07:43:00 am

Blogger The Phosgene Kid mused...

Should have at least had the doc do the mark of Zorro when he made that cut, much classier. Glad everything went well and wish you a speedy recovery!!

Thu Jul 17, 12:48:00 pm

Blogger G3T Films mused...

Yeah, OK, I lied, I'm actually dead.

Jin, yah! Like. Totally hawt. That 20cm of cut is just such a turn on isn't it... errr... I forgot, you're like one of those horror fans.

Murp!, you're one sick fuck. I love you!

Anonybird, I've re-thought the alive status. Now I'm thinking I'm possibly undead. It IS an impressive cut but yeah, it'll take more than that to do me in.

Shel, you've been to the garment district? Buying new clothes too I hope. Everything has been going well at this end. Very tired though.

Jack Back off ya little scab! Possum has been mad at me all week because I wouldn't even let him ride on my shoulder, now he's taken to grabbing my glasses and flinging them. off.

Diana Everything went truly as could as it possibly could. Thankfully my surgery was no where near as serious as brain surgery. Mind you, I was very thankful when I woke up and found out they hadn't taken anything from my arm or leg. It would have been a lot more serious if they had. PS. they did remove my creativity, luckily they replaced it with a pencil.

Ces The scar has been healing really well, thankyou. the swelling has mostly gone now too and the pain is quite managable. I'm not taking pain killers anymore but of course the residual healing pain is making tired. *Yawn* Me and my new head need more sleep.

Debra Kay That's not really a problem, I've quite enjoyed having a shaved head. I can't wait until it's just a scar actually. It'll be nice not hving a huge cut on my head.

Scarlet Hip I'd prefer to have my head cut open than have my wisdom teeth pulled. Completely different kinds of pain... unfortunately this tumour has been mixed up with the nerves that run down to the teeth. When I woke up from surgery my teeth where KILLING me. I wish I had my wisdom teeth out.

Mythical Bird I'm not sure your services will be needed. I believe Mooncar said that she will keep the spoon and the fork and you can have the knife.

Phos I specifically asked the surgeon to put the scar in the shape of a Y. You know, as a remind to keep asking questions about life... or something... I think I need more sleep...

Sat Jul 19, 10:42:00 am

Anonymous King Jack mused...

The scabs are MINE! Tell Possum he's got to work more on his secret mission, flicking specs isn't enough to stop ermmmm someone from seeing. Shhhhh! Can't tell it's a secret BWARK!

Sat Jul 19, 11:25:00 am

Anonymous handmaiden mused...

Yay! Glad to see you are still in one piece.

Sat Jul 19, 03:58:00 pm

Blogger G3T Films mused...

That's not true Jack... the scabs are MINE! Their attachment to my head kinda proves it.

I can't wait to see the new Possum Plot, I'm sure the drugs I'm on will make it interesting indeed.

Sat Jul 19, 09:15:00 pm

Blogger G3T Films mused...

Handmaiden! Shhhh, don't tell anyone but I'm in two pieces. One piece here, the other piece is at the lab. ;)

Sat Jul 19, 09:16:00 pm

Blogger arthbard mused...

Super stylish head wound! The benefit to this, of course, is that you're already about 75% of the way to a kickass zombie effect.

This is your chance to totally stumble around town with your eyes rolled back in your head whilst mumbling indecipherable gibberish.

... Unless you're already doing so on account of the meds, in which case, cool beans!

Mon Jul 21, 08:32:00 am

Anonymous handmaiden mused...

2 pieces? Well, that's more to love.

Mon Jul 21, 05:57:00 pm

Blogger captain modroom9 mused...

Glad you're alive and Dr Happys is available!

Wed Jul 23, 03:00:00 am

Blogger Bimbimbie mused...

Yipee, brilliant news*!*

You must have been so relieved they didn't have a specimen jar at the ready for your head .. hospital cutbacks no doubt ;)

Enjoy the pampering.

Wed Jul 23, 07:32:00 pm

Blogger Ces mused...

Okay Intact Person, if you find the strength to flex your fingers, come over to my blog, I have an award for you.

Wed Jul 23, 09:52:00 pm

Blogger PFE Music mused...

Well I'm glad of that! :) To celebrate I'll start blogging again!!! OMG no, let's not go that far!

Thu Jul 24, 11:56:00 am

Blogger The Phosgene Kid mused...

Hope you are doing well!!!

Sat Jul 26, 04:08:00 pm

Anonymous King Jack mused...

RICH how do I look on drugs? I'm not taking the drugs, YOU are!


Sat Jul 26, 06:12:00 pm

Blogger Scarlet Hip mused...

So when are you coming back? The "I've got a tumor" excuse is so last week.

Sun Jul 27, 03:18:00 am

Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Arth! Phshaw... you and your Zombie obsession.

I must say that's a dashing scar you'll have. You do need to capitalize on it, though I disapprove of zombies in general.

Piracy, however, I wholeheartedly endorse. Just think of how memorable you'd be raping and pillaging with that on the side of your head. You'll keep it shaved, right?

Also, might make a good start for a jigsaw puzzle tattoo.

Happy recuperation, man.

Sun Jul 27, 05:10:00 am

Blogger arthbard mused...


Zombie Pirate!

Mon Jul 28, 10:06:00 am

Anonymous handmaiden mused...

mostly what we do here is all in fun, but seriously I have a friend that is going in for a surgery on Thursday to have a tumor removed from his jaw, & he is worried about the scar (among other things). Is there anything I can tell him to put his fears to rest?

Wed Jul 30, 12:40:00 am

Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Arthbard, ever the bridge-builder.

Thu Jul 31, 08:37:00 pm

Blogger A wildlife gardener mused...

I'm glad all was successful...now just relax and get strong again. Say the mantra, 'Every day in every way, I'm getting better and better' :)

Sat Aug 02, 02:24:00 am

Blogger The Phosgene Kid mused...

How's the dragons

Sat Aug 02, 09:46:00 am

Blogger Ruela mused...

hope you feel good,
nice cut hair ;)

best wishes from Portugal.

Sun Aug 03, 11:35:00 pm

Blogger Sandra Evertson mused...

Wow, that was intense! Good to know things are well, I find your artwork and the way your mind works very interesting! Fabulous illustration too!

Tue Aug 05, 09:22:00 am

Blogger Lapin Poulain mused...

Should se MY scars! pffff... :) Take care and don't become blue, like me.... ! :P

Tue Aug 05, 09:31:00 pm

Blogger Ruela mused...

I have a lot of scars in my head and I cut my hair like yours to show them like a trophy ;)

Wed Aug 06, 04:25:00 am

Blogger Bimbimbie mused...

How's the pampering? ... don't go enjoying it too much, your audience is awaiting ... hope you are healing nicely *!*

Thu Aug 07, 12:15:00 pm

Blogger The Phosgene Kid mused...

Hope you are doing well dude!!!

Thu Aug 21, 10:54:00 am

Blogger Ruela mused...

we need your art!

best wishes.

Thu Aug 21, 11:52:00 pm

Blogger rk mused...

We miss ya! Hope yer recovering and they didn't give yer reality drugs by mistake!

Fri Aug 22, 10:49:00 pm

Blogger Ces mused...

I miss you!

Sat Aug 23, 06:49:00 am

Blogger A wildlife gardener mused...

Love and hugs across the miles...I'm so happy for you :)

Mon Aug 25, 03:12:00 am

Blogger The Phosgene Kid mused...

Hang in there dude!!!

Thu Aug 28, 10:02:00 am


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