Going on the disabled list

It’s got nothing to do with the pinched nerve I mentioned last week, but I’m going in the hospital today for a surgical procedure.  I’ll probably have about a three-day stay there after which I’ll be sent home to recuperate, which should take about as long as I need to ditch the pain medication.  Obviously, I can’t say you’ll see much blogging production out of me for the next week or so, but I shall return.

Hey, it could be worse.  The surgery was originally scheduled for August 26th. And like weddings, you just don’t schedule major surgery in the fall in the South.  I will be at the opener, by Gawd.


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138 responses to “Going on the disabled list

  1. Hope everything goes well, Senator.

  2. Get well soon. We need you at your best during fall camp.

  3. JG Shellnutt

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let us know if we can do anything to help.

  4. Dolly Llama

    Do what the doctors say, Senator. We’ll try not to trash the place completely before you get back.

  5. BCDawg97

    Best wishes and get well soon!

  6. bulldogbry

    Well if you’re high as a kite, then Media Days will make sense more so to you than anyone.

  7. South FL Dawg

    Get well fast and enjoy being the reader for a few days.

  8. Spike

    Take care , Senator. Hope all goes well.

  9. Timphd

    Hope all goes well.

  10. uglydawg

    You have my thoughts and prayers also. We’ll certainly miss you.
    Concerning pain meds…see , “Cojones, a Half Century of Herbal Pain Management.”.

  11. I Wanna Red Cup

    Woof woof. get well soon

  12. Moe Pritchett

    daaannnng dude….fast recovery to you! GATA!!

  13. Last time I was in the hospital for three days I drew a male nurse. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Even though I was in ICU there are just some things I had to do for myself.😉. Get well soon and hope you draw a good looking, professional female nurse to ease you stay.

    • Dog in Fla

      “Last time I was in the hospital for three days I drew a male nurse.”

      If you can transition that skill into a still life of a recruit’s head and/or face, there may be a voluntary spot for you on the recruiting staff

      • Dammit DIF I did not “Draw” a picture! I drew the short stick. Instead of a healthy female nurse, I was assigned someone with a beard. Which meant that as long as I could reach for my clicker or my John Henry I was fine and would be handling my own sponges one on one. I felt as if my promotion to ICU deserved a different status… as I was the only one that was awake or not on a ventilator. None the less apparently I was “frocked” and my promotion devoid of the benefits of a raise. I can’t prove it but… some of the personal talked like they were from outta state.Just sayin’

  14. HVL Dawg

    We’ll get a green non contact jersey ready with your number. Get well soon.

    • Thatguy

      Well, we were going to get you a green jersey with Reggie Ball’s favorite number on it, but, I can’t find a character for ‘Threeve’.

      Rest up, and get back before Clem(p)son.

  15. UbiquitousGaAlum

    Blessings to you sir

  16. Bob

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon sir.

  17. Roostersrule

    God speed

  18. Get well soon Senator. We need you for opening day.

  19. 202dawg

    You’ll be back in no time.

  20. Take care Senator. Hope all goes well. We all know it’s “hard to keep a good man down”!

  21. DawgPhan

    Get better soon.

  22. Macallanlover

    Two breakdowns in two weeks, the body does begin to malfunction over time….seems you have arrived. Hope all goes well for you this week. SEC media days should keep you entertained as you recuperate.

  23. Best of luck to you in your recovery, Bluto. We’ll be here when you get back. 🙂

  24. Dan

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. We’ll all be looking forward to your return.

  25. Newt

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Senator.

  26. TuckerDawg

    Thoughts and prayers, Senator.

  27. Meanmachineinredandblack

    Get well soon Senator, and enjoy the pain meds.

  28. CannonDawg

    I’ve contacted the UGAAA and there will be no kickoff until you’ve recovered and been removed from the DL.

  29. DawgDoc

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Get up and moving as soon as they’ll let you. It always helps.

  30. BMan

    Get well soon, Senator. We’ll be here when you get back, trying not to fight amongst ourselves.

  31. Russ

    Best wishes for a quick and painless recovery!

  32. 81Dog

    wow. This is what happens when you even possibly allude to Mudcat’s car in a post? Malcolm Mitchell probably needs to be careful while he’s folding his laundry this summer.

    Here’s to an uneventful procedure and a speedy recovery!

  33. Lrgk9

    Best wishes and tell the Anitheosiogist that any clown can put somebody to sleep, now waking them back up – that’s the mainline art job!

    • Cojones

      You need to catch up on your medical literature. This reference has been iconic through the years. Please read and let me know if it helps:

      Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol.93, p 1357
      au. J.S. Greenstein

      Take your time with the graphs and references. Some are Old Testament.

      Smoke’em if you got’em.

      • Cojones

        This was for the Senator, Large, but feel free to peruse. Took too long to look up the ref – thought it was the blog page bottom – and it ended up here.

        • 😉

          Cojones Says:
          July 11th, 2014 at 11:06 AM

          Someone here doesn’t have any sense of humor. This was known to me in the 70s and was written specifically for “The Pill” researchers. I worked for a company that made birth control pills and birth control devices. PhDs in Pharmaceutical Science raved at this humor. I couldn’t remember the reference, so I Googled it. Have no idea why the original article didn’t pop up.

          • Cojones

            Unbelievable. We have crossed paths. I first read it at the same time and in the exact same setting (same industry, same “The Pill” company and given to me by the same PhDs with a sense of humor). Chicago?

            • Dog in Fla

              If he says Ferkessédougou, I’m not believing it

              • Cojones

                Their hospital looks like a Mayo Clinic when compared to Belize. In Belize City the sidewalk/walkup slabs individually look like an earthquake rearranged each one. The two stories are characterized by laundry lines on each balcony with long lines of laundry hanging across the courtyard below. I was told locally that ,when anyone got admitted, patients then became squatters and began living there. The U.S. Embassy is shuttered and with iron bars on all window and door openings. A long gray ghetto is across the street from both.

                If you get sick there, get flown out. To Ferkessedougou.

                Feeling any better now, Senator?

                • Dog in Fla

                  “The U.S. Embassy is shuttered and with iron bars on all window and door openings.”

                  A bad case of Belizeghazi?

          • Cojones

            Try their archives (since it was written in the late 60s).

  34. Mudcats Impala...

    Rub some dirt on it & get well soon Senator, look forward to your return…

  35. sniffer

    Hoping you’re up and at ’em real soon! Take good care..

  36. Cousin Eddie

    Pre-Season surgery? Here’s hoping you will be ready for full participation during camp and through the season.

  37. mp

    Good luck, Senator!

  38. Bulldog Joe

    Get well soon. Need you out of the pool and back to mat drills by mid-August. New sheriff is in town this year.

    Until then, many Peaceful, Easy Feelings during your recovery.😉

  39. Goat Balls

    Hope you survive obamacare mate! Remember – they can only kill you once.

    Cheers .. God bless.

  40. Rebar

    Good luck and God’s blessing on you Senator!

  41. DAman

    My prayers and thoughts are with you, my friend!

  42. We’ll try to not spill anything on the carpet, Senator.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon.

  43. Gravidy

    Best wishes, sir. Get well soon.

  44. pantslesspatdye

    We look forward to your full recovery, Senator. In the interim, my productivity should go up 10%.

  45. ripjdj

    Do we pray for the Senator or the Doctor…I always get confused about this.

  46. Will Trane

    Prayers and thoughts for a complete and speedy recovery, man.

  47. Jack Klompus

    Time to sell the scooter

  48. ARDawg

    Best wishes and a quick recovery, Senator.

  49. The other Doug

    Good luck with the procedure and the recovery.

  50. cube

    Good luck Senator. Hope everything goes well.

  51. AusDawg85

    Too many articles about your health. Please get back to reporting Dawg news.

    /that guy

  52. Dog in Fla

    May the sunshine of risk management shine brightly on you, your surgical team and your post-op care coordinator. Be sure to check your itemized because I saw on a TV documentary once that what leaves the candy machine may not stay with the customer

  53. WF Dawg

    Best wishes, Senator. ‘Preciate all you do. We’ll be right here when you come back, mocking the trolls and fretting about the secondary.

  54. Cojones

    Tomorrow’s partial thread:

    We’ve lost a good BBall player. Adios, Brandon.

  55. Joe

    Best of luck Senator. I’ve had the joy of a three WEEK hospital stay and have made it a personal goal to never go back again. Here’s hoping nothing too interesting happens in the SEC while you’re on the DL. Your snark would be missed were that the case.

  56. Charles

    Thanks so much for all you do here! All the best for a swift and comfortable recovery!

  57. RevDawg

    Praying that God will use the surgeons, Drs, nurses, techs, et al as instruments of healing in His hands for a full & speedy recovery! Sounds like you are taking upon yourself the 2014 injuries meant for the Dawgs that we might enjoy an injury free season. The ultimate in a sacrifice for all of DawgNation!

  58. pantslesspatdye

    On an admistrative note, who is going to do the Kang’s show prep? That dude might as well take some vacation time.

  59. Brad

    Penis reduction is SOOO much easier these days. Get well soon.

  60. americusdawg

    Best of luck to you! It’ll be boring without your posts and the replies.

  61. Get well and rest up and be ready to go August 30th. We need ya healthy for the whole season.

  62. Cosmic Dawg

    Have a safe and successful operation, Senator – the entire Cosmic Dawg Brigade, including the Cosmic Dawg Band, the Cosmic Dawg Dancers, the Cosmic Dawg Youth Trail Scouts, the Cosmic Dawg Picnic Operation Support Team, and the Cosmic Dawg Legal Defense Fund will be sending our thoughts and prayers.

    Seriously, we’ll all be pulling for ya.

  63. hassan

    If the hospital meds don’t help, you can always reach out to Nick Marshall.

    • 81Dog

      just make sure Nick re-routes his delivery so as not to travel through Reynolds. When I heard he’d been stopped, my first thought was “I wonder if Nick was jake braking?”

      • Dog in Fla

        Are manual transmissions available for Dodge Chargers? I only thought they came with the ‘legendary’ Mopar TorqueFlite ™ automatics (if a Chrysler automatic can be legendary) but maybe even the downshift of that is capable of jake braking but if so, he certainly would have got a stern talking to

        “The Reynolds, Georgia police chief says he had a stern talk with Marshall.

        “I explained to Nick that I was really disappointed in him,” Chief Lonnie Holder told WRBL News 3. “I told him that there are a million kids that look up to him. He is a role model whether he wants to be or not. I was disappointed that we have athletes out there doing that. I explained to him that we are not going to treat him any differently. I was disappointed in him. I hope he learns from his mistake and this puts him on the right path.”

        Holder says Marshall was very somber in his reply.

        “He was very regretful,” Holder explained. “He was very respectful. He was very apologetic. He seemed like he was disappointed in himself. He did get a little teary eyed as we had the conversation. I think sometimes what those kids need, they need somebody to talk to them and say, hey, you made a mistake, don’t let it happen anymore.”


        • 81Dog

          I’ve handled plenty of cases in Taylor County over the years. I don’t recall anyone in Reynolds getting released with a citation for a misdemeanor marijuana charge before. Make of that what you will.

          • Dog in Fla

            Respect for Lonnie is a good thing when it comes to the scales of justice that weigh weed?

  64. BosnianDawg

    Good luck, senator. Hope all goes well and you have a quick and painless recovery!

  65. Debby Balcer

    Praying for complete healing for you.

  66. Just Chuck (the other one)

    Gotta take care of yourself. We understand and will miss you.

  67. Mayor

    This sounds awfully suspicious. Is this a precursor to taking a “Medical Hardship Scholarship” to free up space on this blog? Don’t do it-no matter how much pressure they put on you!!

  68. RobG

    I hope everything goes well.

  69. Dawg in Austin

    Good luck and take it slow, mon. But don’t stay longer than you need. Looking forward to the next post.

  70. Get well soon, Senator! Thanks for all you do.

  71. Reservoir Dawg

    Best to you. Enjoy the opiates.

  72. Daniel Simpson Day

    Will certainly miss your wit this week but praying for a expedited recovery!

  73. W Cobb Dawg

    Get well brother Bluto. The fraternity is a better place with you in it.

  74. Scorpio Jones, III

    Shit, he’s a Georgia fan, of course he has a pre-season injury.

    Get well quickly, please. We sho as hail need yo calm leadership.

    I feel rudderless, like, already.

  75. LorenzoDawgriquez

    Get well and don’t listen if anyone from BALCOR says they have meds that will speed up recovery.

  76. Tim Rankine

    Pics or it didn’t happen🙂

  77. Athens Townie

    Get better soon, Sir. We’ll look forward to having you back.

  78. I am lost in the abyss of no Senator posts….awash in emptiness…

    • AthensHomerDawg

      I can help. As of now, I am in control here, at Get the PIcture, upon the return of the Senator Blutarsky and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course.
      Please add your comments: Last Man Standing is—>
      Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1956)[1] is an American musician. He is best known for being the drummer of the punk rock band the Ramones for 15 years. He has also played in other notable bands including Dust, Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, and The Misfits.

      Tribute to Bluto: I Wanna be Sedated

      • Macallanlover

        Is that you Alexander? Always someone who cannot wait until the body is cold to step up and take over.

        • Dog in Fla

          No one could have predicted that the generalissimo would put himself in charge

          “The question hanging over the Situation Room was whether all this was a Soviet plot that could lead to war. That very day, a Soviet invasion of Poland seemed a real possibility. And Soviet missile subs were moving in, closer to our coast than usual. Mr. Reagan was headed to surgery and would soon be unconscious….

          Over the next few hours, three men would assert control of the Situation Room and U.S. nuclear forces. When it was clear the president was unconscious, Haig famously declared himself in charge.”


          • Macallanlover

            No one could have predicted? It looked so orchestrated that you wonder if he wasn’t working with Jodie and Hinckley directly. It does beat going the 2 and 1/2 year sausage-grinder route in our silly process.

            • Dog in Fla

              Thanks for the Jodie and Hinckley heads up because until I read that, I thought this was Squeaky Fromme whose “story is one of nine told in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical Assassins. She appears in a duet with John Hinckley, “Unworthy of Your Love”.


    • Dog in Fla

      “lost in the abyss of no Senator posts….awash in emptiness…”

      In the meantime, caveat that with some cheer up sounds during vaca

  79. Hogbody Spradlin

    Please get well soon. We’re getting the DT’s out here from the withdrawal buddy.🙂

  80. kckd

    Get well soon, you have and will be missed.

  81. The Bruce

    Get well soon.

  82. Timphd

    I blame Bobo.

  83. Goat Balls

    This really sucks. What the hell are we supposed to do for these four or five days? Spurrier is probably somehow plotting our demise and we don’t even know about it because the Senator is being held against his will at the obamacare death camp.

    And furthermore, I had just upgraded to the premium Senators subscription, the one with the cheerleader pictures.

  84. AthensHomerDawg

  85. Dawglicious

    Get well soon!

  86. DugLite

    I’m drinking the kool aid from SEC Media days. I need a slap back to reality!!!

  87. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    Little late on this, but hope you’er doing well and have a quick recovery.

  88. Barry

    So did you coordinate your surgery with the O’Bannon trial too? Get better soon.

    • Macallanlover

      Come on man, first three day break we have had from O’Bannon in over a year. Was finally able to focus on field related issues of football for a change. I am actually starting to like, and believe, in the Kool Aide. The team and staff seem to have a quiet confidence that has me dreaming of Atlanta.

      • Dog in Fla

        I had a dream too. I dreamed I was as light as the ether- a drifting floating spirit visiting things to come. The shades and shadows of the people in my life wrestled their way their way into my slumber. I dreamed that O’Bannon had voluntarily dismissed his complaint. And then I dreamed on, into the future, to a Christmas morn in Arizona watching Hudson’s progress from afar, taking pride in his accomplishments as if he were our own. Wondering if he ever thought of us and hoping that maybe we’d broadened his horizons a little even if he couldn’t remember just how they got broadened or why there were so many little kids around and how did they get over that wall. And it seemed real. It seemed like, well, a Kool-Aide infused sugar-high dream. If not Arizona, then a land not too far away. Where all fans are strong and wise and capable and all players are happy and beloved. I don’t know. Maybe it was Utah.

        • Macallanlover

          You are just dreaming about getting to Zona so you can build a campfire for all those squatters streaming across the border (which doesn’t appear to be an actual border any longer.

          PS–I prefer—-Maybe It Was Memphis.

          • Dog in Fla

            Pam’s going to need a bigger guitar because they’ll be streaming across the Mississippi

            all the way from Memphis

  89. Union Jack

    Prayers for a speedy recovery and hope you a feeling better soon!