I'm going to be taking a few days off. I realize I don't usually share personal things on the blog, but I thought I'd make an exception this time.
I have to go in for some minor surgery this afternoon and I'm probably going to be out of commission for a few days. A few weeks ago, what felt and looked like a canker sore popped up in my bottom lip. Since I'd never had a canker sore, I was surprised but not concerned. But, unlike a canker sore, it's never gone away - and now it has a friend starting too. And they both keep growing...
I went to the doctor and he quickly ruled out a canker sore. Instead, he diagnosed me with oral cancer. So now, I have to go have the two tumors removed and and a biopsy performed. (So not only do I get to hurt, I have to look like John McCain! Ugh! *frowns*) I'm not worried though, and you shouldn't be either. It's a simple procedure, but with my family history you can't be too careful!
Obviously, my days of smoking are finished. I'm working on quitting now; I'm wearing the patch. And for any of our readers that do still smoke, I guess this is my suggestion that you think about quitting too. This damn thing hurts - you don't want one.
While I'll have a few things in the can already (political cartoons, quotes, etc.), I'm going to take a few personal days to recuperate. In the interim, the other contributors will keep you company with great posts and thought provoking questions. Alex has kindly agreed to step in as a temporary editor and Jerame, of course, will be watching over the technical end for us. Please play nice with everyone and do your best to help them out. Any tips and suggestions can still be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll see everyone shortly!