Not Gaming Over Health Reasons
I haven’t blogged in a while because I haven’t been gaming. Over the past several weeks I’ve had health concerns that were leaning toward a very scary place – again. Thankfully, after weeks of tests it doesn’t appear to be cancer. An outpatient biopsy this Friday will hopefully confirm that it’s just an unusually large hemangioma on my liver. They’re not a health risk and normally go undetected. Mine just happened to form in a spot and develop to a size where I was experiencing pain, discomfort and a persistent state of nausea - not fun.
I'm still dealing with the symptoms but the overwhelming panic and depression over it are gone. I feel much more in the “clear”. Even knowing it will have to be treated, it’s several orders of magnitude away from liver cancer. For people who spoke to me here and there, in game or email, sorry. It was just easier to say I was busy with work and stuff than explain when there was still so much uncertainty. Crossing my fingers for the biopsy results. The doctors feel confident so I do too!
Update 7/1: Biospy went fine. Had a decent 4th. Have consult for results on Friday 8th.
Update 7/8: BENIGN!!!!!! Dodged a bullet.
Hit Level 50 in Rift
I returned to actively playing Rift again last weekend. In two days I hit level 50 – FINALLY! I’m such a scrub. Most of the Casualties of War guild members have multiple 50s at this point. They’re such a great bunch. The night I hit level 50, they organized back-to-back Tier 1 dungeon runs to help me upgrade my gear. My accessories, staff and shoulders were all replaced. I cringe at using LFG tool to do some runs but I might have to in order to catch up. My one good experience was quickly followed by a bad one.