Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A Few Updates

Mom: Thanks for all of your comments, prayers, and counsel. As of this evening, my mother has decided to not have the back surgery; rather she’ll follow the advice of the MD at the pain clinic: rehab and stronger pain meds.

Blogger Switch: Well, I couldn’t switch to the new Blogger. When I tried, I received this message:

While the new version of Blogger is no longer in beta, some users with certain types of blogs will not immediately be able to switch to it. We'll be adding support for these blogs as soon as possible, so everyone can join in the fun. But for now, if you have a very large blog (more than a couple thousand posts + comments), you'll need to hold off for a bit.

Orange Bowl: Louisvillians are celebrating! The University of Louisville Cardinals defeated the Wake Forrest Demon Deacons in the Orange Bowl for their first major-bowl victory in 15 years.

Alex says, "Hi."

Today Is My Sister's Birthday:


  1. that's what happens when you're so prolific and popular :)

  2. Hi Nick,

    So sorry to hear about your moms fall. My thought and prayers are with her. I hope the pain gets better. I hope that your new year is a wonderful one. The year full of good things for your and yours!!

  3. The meds sound crappy, but not as crappy as the surgeery. I'm glad she didn't opt for that.

    I am addicted to wordpress since swapping... are you a die hard blogger fan?

  4. I couldn't switch either. At first, I was upset, but then, I was really proud of the size of my um, blog.

  5. New Blogger is quasi evil.

    I'm glad your mom is on the mend.

  6. Oh wow, your blog must be really special to need to wait for NEW technology to be created. Hehe.

    Glad to hear about your mother though, I hope the rehab and meds help.

  7. Glad to hear that at least your Mom doesn't need surgery.

    Alex looks vastly unimpressed by Louisville.

  8. Hope your Mom gets better soon and can return home.

    If there is a problem with the new blogger, DON'T SWITCH. I would miss your writng too much if something happened and your blog disappeared.

  9. So glad to hear the news on your mother. I hope she does well with her meds and therapy. Surgery always sounds so drastic.

    And, go U of L!

  10. I think your mother made a good decision.

  11. It sounds as if Pat made an excellent decision. I hope it leads to a reduction of her pain.

    What’s wrong with the blogger you are using now? As a non-blogger I see nothing wrong with your blog or any of the other blogs I have read.

    Of course I watched the game and pulled for UofL. As a Louisville boy, even though I’ve not lived there in 40 years, I wouldn’t have missed it.

    I respond to Alex’s greeting; he is a beautiful cat.

    Give Debbie a happy birthday from me.

  12. I got the same message from Blogger when I tried to switch. I know what it's like to be a man with a large...

  13. Glad everything is OK. Thanks for the updates. Love randomness...and Alex.


  14. I am so glad your mom is doing better and has decided to try rehab. I worry so much when older folks have to have surgery, there are so many things that can go wrong. By the way, Alex is looking even cuter than usual today (if that's possible).

  15. Hi Nick ~~ I am so glad your mother does not have to have surgery and made the choice not to. I hope the pain eases for her. I hope your sister had an enjoyable birthday. Thanks for your visit. My lttle guests have arrive and all is well, I am not used to petsbut these are cute. Like your
    Alex !! Take care, Nick, Merle.

  16. Good news about Mom. Back surgery is tough at any age. I don't know her back problems but she might also want to look into some geriatric yoga. Really! I would recommend either Integral Yoga (founder:Satchidananda) or better yet, yoga therapy in the lineage of TKV Desikachar. Sivananda yoga is a possibility if she is feisty enough to tell the instructor which postures she is unwilling to do and if she is in tune with her own body enough to know when she might be overdoing it, before an injury.

    Hi Alex! Happy Birthday Deb.

  17. Glad your mom will have the care she needs without the surgery, Nick -

    Happy Belated Birthday to your sister, too!

    Rats! I can't sign in again...

    well, it's me

  18. Oh I had just come to check on your mum.Nice to see this post will..Come back for the poem and more later..