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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Clean(ish) bill of health

I'm back from an afternoon in hospital having a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy. I need to go back to my specialist in a couple of weeks and talk about the results, but I'm apparently fine except for "a small hiatus hernia". I'm not sure what they'll want to do about that, but it's nothing to worry about in the scheme of things and is apparently the reason for the increasingly bad reflux that I've suffered in the last 10 or 15 years (and maybe some other minor things). There was some chance, however remote, that they might have found something seriously wrong with me, and I have to admit that today's scheduled visit was playing on my mind just a leettle.

But no, I have an almost clean bill of health. I'm still planning to be around annoying y'all for another 40 years or so. Muahahahahaha!

More on this topic in a couple of weeks.


Brian said...

Good to hear. I had a colonoscopy almost 10 year ago because I had some weird shit (pardon the pun) happening downstairs after some other weird stuff had occurred in the nether end. Turned out that it was all a bit weird, but would sort itself out. Weird.

Hazel said...

Glad to hear you are doing OK Russell.

Not fun that sort of thing - not fun at all.

N.B. If they diagnose tonsillitis at the same time as a hernia you know they have been over zealous with their pipes :D

Steve Zara said...

Good to hear. It's important to get reflux sorted out, as it can cause all sorts of nasty problems in the long term.