So, mom’s in the hospital again. They found a blockage near her heart during one of her stress tests, so this week she’s going to be having bypass surgery.

All things considered, it’s probably a lot better to have it done as a preventative measure than as an emergency. Everyone seems really optimistic about it–she was actually more worried about missing work than anything else and wanted to push it back to Thanksgiving so her time out would overlap with her Christmas break–and I have nothing but confidence that everything will go off well, but I’m obviously not really thinking about making jokes about Hawkman or whatever at this point, and probably won’t be for the next few days.


Incidentally, if you’re looking for something to read in my absence, the panel above comes from Lee and Ditko’s “The Final Chapter” in Amazing Spider-Man #33, which is seriously the best Marvel comic ever printed.