Tuesday, January 11, 2011

11 Days

Eleven days into the new year, and things seem to have gotten derailed due to my sister being in the hospital.  I won't go into a lot of detail, but it turns out she had pancreatitus, which could have been very bad if left untreated..  As it was her temperature shot up to 106 and caused her heart to beat 140 times a minute.  This was last night.  It wasn't good.  She's doing better today, and the treatment seems to be working on the pancreatitus.

I spent 16 hours at the hospital yesterday, and will probably go back later, or tomorrow.  I'm still stressed out, and a bit exhausted, but want to check in.  I really haven't had much time to do much reading of blogs, but I've been skimming most of the ones I read.  Of course I'm really too preoccupied to give much of anything a lot of thought.  Just killing a little time.

Sunday, when I went out to eat; I did stop by the used book store and bought a copy of the Rolemaster Standard System Spell Law.  So it's my first gaming purchase of the year.  There's one more RMSS book I want to buy there, and hopefully it will remain unsold until I can afford to get it.

On a side note there was some new stuff on the shelf, and some Judge's Guild publications.  In fact there was multiple copies of the items.  There were a couple of issues of Pegasus and they looked new, so I don't know if they are reprints or not?  The sticker price was $5 for the magazine, and I'm not sure I would buy them at that price.  There was also a couple of old AD&D modules.  My memory is a little hazy, but I think it was A1 and A2, Slave Pits of the Undercity?  They were priced just under $4 a piece.

That's all for now, and I may be gone a few days again, or maybe not.  It depends on how my sister is doing and my energy level.  The one thing I have learned out of all this is that hospitals aren't anything like the hospital dramas you watch on teevee, which is probably a good thing.


  1. Here's to your sister's speedy recovery!

  2. Thoughts to you and your family!

  3. Um, family before gaming - totally understandable. A repeat of Sir Larkins and Christian: a speedy recovery and good thoughts your way!

  4. Here's hoping it's a comfortable stay and a speedy recovery.

  5. Hang tight, be there for her. I have been in your situation, both ends of the stick. I know it's hard to be there as much as possible, but I am sure your sister appreciates it.

    Slave Pits is $3.49 on Amazon. :(
    Why do I get depressed when they are not worth more?

  6. RR, the Slave Pit modules at the used book were priced at $3.49 as well. I may pick them up as soon as I can, just to have them.

    Thanks to everyone for for the kind words. My sister is doing better, but still in the hospital.