Character Design Challenges – The Next Little While.

The CDC scheduled for August 14 to 20 will be the last CDC I can oversee for a few weeks due to my health.

I am being admitted to hospital the week of August 21 for Deep Brain Stimulation  surgery as treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Basically this consists of inserting electronic leads directly into the brain, and connecting the other end to a pacemaker inserted under the collar bone. The pacemaker will send an impulse to the brain which mimics the effects of dopamine, which assists in decreasing the tremors common to Parkinson’s.

Essentially I will be one step closer to being a Borg!

I will be in hospital for a couple of weeks, and will then complete my convalescence at home; a process that could take until November..

I’m hoping that one of the current mods may be willing to step in and take over the CDCs for the next couple of months…or until I feel able to return..

Thanks so much,

David J.

15 Responses to Character Design Challenges – The Next Little While.

  1. JR19759 says:

    Well, hope it all goes well for you my dude. I’ll cover the CDC’s for a few weeks until you’re back and all patched up.

  2. djuby says:

    Well, hope it all goes well for you my dude. I’ll cover the CDC’s for a few weeks until you’re back and all patched up.

    You’re just the best! Thanks man.

  3. The Atomic Punk says:

    Count me in thoughts and prayers for a successful operation and fully recovery. Thanks for all that you do to keep the HM community thriving!

  4. Herman Smellville says:

    I cannot imagine what you’re going through, but I want to say that the strength and humor in your words bespeak a rare kind of gallantry.

  5. Kaldath says:

    Hang in there man! Hope all goes well and that you have a speedy recovery!!

  6. CantDraw says:

    I’ll be praying for you, too. I’ve seen the effects of Parkinson’s first hand in my family, so I’m glad that you’re able to have this procedure done. We’ll try to keep things in order while you’re gone, like finishing off the leftovers in the fridge and making sure your Netflix account doesn’t go to waste.

  7. djuby says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words and thoughts, Means a lot.

  8. Suleman says:

    Take as long as you need, buddy. We’ll be waiting for you!

  9. Herr D says:

    Yikes. I’ve seen those rigs. Made me want to monitor wifi activity around that wing of the hospital–pity I’ve no idea how to do that. Luckily, according to the tech specialist, there would be no benefit to anyone hacking in even if they could. Tremor increase by design would not actually surpass the original, unsupressed tremors. Or better anyone’s disco dancing or crumping.

    Think DB Thoughts during your DBS, and have D Sleep too, man–we’re looking forward to a short absence.

  10. Drinkfluid says:

    Go borgs and other assorted cyborg races (looking at you, cybermen)!

  11. ams says:

    Sending all the best wishes and thoughts to you, my friend! Speedy recovery, eh!


  12. Trekkie says:

    Good luck with the surgery, man! Hope your recovery goes well.

  13. Arioch says:

    Oh my………
    My very best wishes for a swift recovery, I hope all goes well for you.
    Take care, and keep it up