February 19, 2014

How's The Face: An Update In One Act

The Setting: The blogosphere, present day.

The Characters: Chris, our intrepid yet often absent blogger, and The Inquisitive Public who we'll just call Tip (see what I did there?).

Tip: Well, it certainly has been a while.
Chris: Yes. And you've obviously been kicking around this series of tubes until I resurfaced to talk about my face.
Tip: Exactly. So, how's it going? I see you still have the beard.
Chris: Yeah. Someone I haven't seen for a very long time told me I looked like a distinguished gentleman.
Tip: You know she meant old, right?
Chris: Oh hell yeah, she did.
Tip: So, when last we talked you were trying to get approved for a shot or something, right?
Chris: Yeah, after months of searching for a diagnosis I might have stumbled onto something.
Tip: Don't leave us hanging.
Chris: Well, if this shot works, it'll prove that I have some weird immunodeficiency that, when triggered by who-knows-what sets off a chain reaction causing, in some people, really painful reactions in the face, near-undiagnosable symptoms and distinguished gentleman beard-growing.
Tip: That's great! Did you get the shot?
Chris: Yes, two actually. Last week.
Tip: And?
Chris: I don't want to jinx anything but something good seems to be happening. For the first time since the summer, my face doesn't hurt.
Tip: That's great. But why are you still hanging on to the beard?
Chris: It's not gone. I'm still on steroids. Too early to call, you know? But headed in the right direction.
Tip: So, what next?
Chris: Well, hopefully I keep getting better and I keep taking the shots.
Tip: Forever?
Chris: Yep, forever.
Tip: That sucks.
Chris: Not really. I've got both my legs, my family's healthy and I've never really been all that afraid of needles.
Tip: Thanks for catching me up.
Chris: Anytime. See you later.
Tip: Don't trip over that RSS feed on your way offstage, okay? And watch out for that ethernet cab...
Chris: Oh...shit..ouch. Now you tell me.

....and scene!

Posted by Chris at February 19, 2014 8:44 PM | TrackBack

Are your arms ok and everything? You didn't mention arms.

Getting a CT scan soon! Hooray!

Posted by: alektra at February 19, 2014 11:22 PM

I'm glad things are looking up!

Posted by: Claire at February 20, 2014 8:23 AM

Glad to see another post. Hope this treatment continues to help.

Posted by: Nancy A at February 20, 2014 8:42 AM

So good to see you here again! Happy to hear things are looking up!

Posted by: Lanette at February 20, 2014 10:54 AM

well, hooray for potentially promising shots!

Posted by: Hillary at February 20, 2014 11:02 AM

A light at the end of the tunnel! Huzzah!

Posted by: Fraulein N at February 20, 2014 1:07 PM

Good news, Chris - I hope it continues to improve! It's frustrating not knowing what's going on (my husband is dealing with a similar but sort of opposite thing).

Posted by: Carrie at February 20, 2014 5:36 PM
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