Monday, June 29, 2009

More Kidney Gravel --

*sigh* . . . Not much has been happening here in the Principality of Saxe-Bearstein. Yes, I had a birthday and got some wargaming goodies; but I've been enduring close to two weeks of kidney gravel moving through my system.

Essentially it is sort of like grains of sand slowly working their way out of my body . . . with their sharp little corners scraping against parts of my that don't like to be scraped.

Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather have this gravel than to have actual kidney stones. I've had the gravel's big brothers and I do NOT ever want them again.

What I've got is painful . . . but it is really much more on the uncomfortable and fatiguing side of things . . . and the pain pills that the doctor has given me take care of the worst of it. However they also fog my mind so that I can't really get anything done.

So, what did I get for my birthday? A number of books, mostly ECW and Colonial research material.

I also got some Ral Partha Colonials . . . and I've got some RSM figures somewhere in transit . . . including the Dismounted Dragoons that I've been meaning to get (but forgotten to order) for the last few orders I've received.

I've also been amusing myself reading some of the "Mythic" gaming adventures various places on the web . . . for which I have to "blame" At The "Old Dessauer's" Table. Very interesting stuff . . . I might try writing an adventure using it.

-- Jeff


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Jeff - go for it - I suspect your Mythic adventure would be quite interesting - especially if you could figure an 18th Century setting... :o)) It might also help focus your mind on other things??

Get well soon..

A J said...

I echo Steve's comments. I'm sure you could write many a worthy adventure. Get well soon!

David said...

Sounds most uncomfortable but it's good that you seem to have taken a philosophical approach to it. It is a very 18th century problem - parts of this book deal with it: I don't know if that's any consolation, though!

At least there are the joys of wargaming to distract...

Hope you recover from this bout soon.

All the best,


Capt Bill said...

Even though you may have a little time for painting, the goal is to feel better. I've been eyeing those RSM dismounted dragoons as well, please post a picture. Get well soon...Bill

ColCampbell50 said...


Been there and done that - both stones and sand. But I try to keep my liquid intake up and haven't had any problems lately (he says as he knock on wood).


littlejohn said...

Here's hoping those figures can prove a nice distraction.


Fitz-Badger said...

I hope this passes soon!
I'll look forward to your Mythic adventures (hoping you will post something about it if/when you have a go).

marinergrim said...

Whatever you decide I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself as usual.

Hope the mdeical condition passes soon as well.

Frankfurter said...

Been there, done that, got the ice water mug and the dish washing tub ...
Get better soon!