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Winter Break

This blog will be taking a break until January 10 to make up for my health-related lost time and holiday craziness (and a 50th birthday cruise for Ivy).

I’m actually pretty healthy overall. This whole episode was probably the result of nothing more than a little calcium build-up, resulting in a kidney stone which led to pain, which led to blood pressure spikes, which (most likely) led to the dissection of my celiac artery.

This week we finally put in (and took out—OUCH) a stent for the kidney stone, and today, a small but permanent stent goes in for the artery.

With luck that’ll be it, and I’ll be back to 100% shortly.

Like a lot of guys my age, I need to lose about 30 pounds, but unlike most guys my age, my blood pressure has been pretty low over the years. ”I love my job,” I’d tell them whenever they’d take my readings, and it’s true.

I’ll be working 10 hours a day, seven days a week again soon. I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m looking forward to it.

One last link before the break: Here’s an anthology worth getting for the cover alone. Will 2011 be the year that mobile comics start sucking less? We’ll see.

Enjoy Christmas and the New Year!


Discussion (12)¬

  1. Get well Scott and have a good break! I am sure that you DO love your job, and a fine job you do too.

  2. sketch says:

    Glad you’re feeling better. We’ll miss you while you’re gone, but you definitely need to take the time to rest and get back to 100%.

  3. I’m really happy for your health improving this way. And hey, of course you need some break! I dare someone to don’t understand that!
    Health always comes first!
    Also, yes, let’s hope for better comics this next year! Maybe I can give a contribution to that happen?

  4. Pat Race says:

    Have a great winter break and enjoy the cruise! Thanks for all the lessons, we’ll see you next semester.

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  8. Thanks so much for the mention, Scott! It’s quite an honor and I hope you enjoyed the comics as much as the cover!

  9. Max West says:

    Merry Christmas, Mr. McCloud. And a happy new year too!

  10. Happy that it sounds like you’re out of the woods and going into a productive place. I can certainly imagine how satisfying it’s going to feel to get back into your work routine.

    I’d say Ivy’s earned the cruise :)

  11. Laroquod says:

    Happy new year! And I’m glad your health troubles appear to be tractable.

  12. Felipo5 says:

    happy new year!!

    i do not look forward to any stones of the kidney variety. give me kidney beans!

    i’m also off work until the 10th. wanna come over and play donkey kong?

    keep well :)