27 November 2005

brand new brain

holla post. i have been out doing my homework. my video camera should be here in 2 weeks tops, but i have managed to get some shooting done this weekend with the school's camera. soon as i have time to upload and edit, you folks will be treated with some fantastical footage of me, my kats, a drive for coffee, & maybe some other crap. i have to apologize in advance as i am not used to being able to shoot willy-nilly. everything that i have ever shot in video and especially in film (moving image not stills), has been methodically laid out. Hand held impromptu shooting makes me nervous. part of the reason that i am embarking on this thing is to get over this nervousness. anyway, an update. my mouth is getting better. i have finally finished the antibiotics and am on a daily dose of yoghurt. so, this time you lucky bucks get two photos. my kats. enjoy.
the recess bandit

21 November 2005

So much for consistency

Hello again. I am back again, procrastinating yet again. So, I thought the blog (soon to be vlog?) that nobody knows about should be told all about me. Well, that is not going to happen, cause that would be dull for all of us. If you really want the life story, you can just ask me, i will send you a personal copy. This story that I am going to tell you is all about my mouth.
So, I had my wisdom teeth removed three weeks ago. Two impacted bottom teeth. Fairly standard routine, went to the clinic, signed the release form, nothin' doing. Just like most people, I thought I would not be that 1 in 1000 that they tell you about. Turns out I am. This should make me feel pretty darn special, and i guess it does.
So, it turns out that the surgery went askew at some point, i really do not know when, i was out cold. The explanation that i have been given, quite unsympathetically, is that the doctors probably hit a nerve during the surgery. So, what does that mean?
Well, the first problem was that i got a serious infection, in my mouth. Pus. In my mouth. The most disgusting experience i have ever had. Pus, squirting down my throat. Sorry, but i really need to drive that point home.
Due to the seriousness of the infection, and my throat swelling, i was put on penicillin and antibiotics. This essentially made me lethargic, dizzy, and nauseous. Oh, and i had to wake up at 3 in the morning(still do), and take a pill and stay sitting up for at least 1 hour. This part of the process is still going on, and I am on my second round of antibiotics.
The major downfall of the whole thing though has been the damage done to my tongue. When they damage the nerve, it took out over half the feeling in my tongue. It feels as if it is asleep, well, actually, it feels as if is dead. I can poke it with a fork and not notice....i have accidentally done this. So, i cannot feel my tongue, and with this goes my taste buds, and most of my sense of smell. Eating is a chore now, i need to use my finger to move food around sometimes. Very attractive.
From the research i have done about this nerve damage, i now believe that i may get the feeling back some day. It may come back in a year, it may not ever come back. Nobody knows, apparently there is nothing i can do.
I went into this surgery as a fairly healthy person. I take good care of myself, except i smoked, but i ate really well. So, i do not think that has anything to do with it. Who knows, i cannot seem to get any answers. I am going to go to a naturopath to see if there is anything to be done with herbal remedies. I feel the need to tell this story in hopes that people will pay more attention, or something. I don't know, maybe i am just whining.
At least i don't smoke anymore.

the recess bandit.

16 November 2005

another test

Hello again. The funny thing about writting this is that nobody knows I am doing this yet. So, no readers. It seems so strange to be logging all of this boring crap to start getting used to this. What am I doing? I am procrastinating. I am suppossed to be writting a 3 minute in-camera edit script. What am I actually doing? Writting this. Well, maybe I should give this new post a picture to go along with the fantastic text. My camera should be here soon, then look out world wide web. till next time.
the recess bandit

15 November 2005


This is a picture I took. This thing is gonna be all up in your face with some videos soon...i just have to get my camera back at it. So, for now, you get stills. Kay, bye.

the recess bandit