Guest Blog: Punning in Recovery

Trailer Boy here, aka kenscholes. I just got home from Jay’s bedside in recovery at OHSU and I’m happy to say our boy is doing well. He was awake and witty, making puns without remorse. He was waiting for a room to empty so he could be transferred up.

A couple of highlights of Jay’s first post-op interview: When Adrienne ushered me in, Jay quickly told me that I couldn’t hold his hand but I should feel free to touch his forehead. Over the course of too many puns to recall, he shared that his number one fear is that because his colon is now shorter, his poop may be smaller. He was grateful and relieved that the surgery went well and grateful for the outpouring of support from all his friends. He fully intends to put his bit of removed colon into a jar. He says he will use it during writing workshops to FINALLY teach others “the proper use of a semi-colon.” Then, he told me I should take the old Lakeshore LJ out for a spin and tell everyone how he’s doing.

At some point, he fell asleep and I slipped out to give his parents time. Adrienne took me up to meet his aunts and see his sister and niece. They all told me to pass their thanks to you for your love and support.

Our boy is doing fine. More to come later via Adrienne.

Trailer Boy out.