So yeah, I survived. Minor problem with tissue growing around one of the stents. They cut it away, I was out of the hospital the next day, and the aftereffects are nothing like my previous visit to the hospital.
It's still hard to motivate to write, because Christmas brought great material bounty in the form of various games for the PS2 and the PC, and I've been engrossed. So sue me. At the moment, I'm actually avoiding something else I should be doing, so look for a football column immediately following this post. Or not.
I'll try to do better.