posted on April 11, 2006 at 11:15 pm

thanks for your love n wishes n prayers
ejjk after 6 hours under the knife
op pronounced successful
dont underestimate those wishes
the pscycho-kinesis of good luck
the player on a winning streak
the belief
that changes the shuffle from a deuce
to an ace
it all helps
perhaps as the scalpel falters
the prayers hold it in its course
i dunno
i was operated on once
for my arm
it was busted in 3 places
i was still on the “gear”
i didnae wanna come in from the cold
but it went black
i hadda get it reset
this was in sw. eden too
i hadda get it rebroken
well let me tell ya fiendss
in case ya never had anything broken
cept yer heart..
breaking does hurt
but rebreaking
ah..thats excruciating agony
yer humble hero waking up from deep anaesthesia
fucking screaming
however already being well along
the road to opiate self medication
the morph did little
to alleviate the fire burning in my arm
im never gonna play the bassey again
i thinks morbidly to myself
i escape from hospital
my arm on fire
score even more medication
down the train station
medicated almost to oblivion
the pain recedes
in the narcotic evening
falling down in my mind
so add that to one more reason
not to get on ye olde gearski
if ya need an op
then the morph aint gonna do much
for the pain
i must thank lord v
creator of everything
and in whose hand
everything rests
holding aloft the immense spheres
keeping the innumerable universes
revolving in space and time
as they must
and yet
alone with you
in your heart of hearts
and so beautiful and lovely
he lets you have yer hearts desire
if you can really handle it
fill me with your infinite love
let me be like i could
one down
one to go

42 Responses to “the unrevealed : working with adrenochrome opaque”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 April 2006 at 11:40 pm #

    great news sk. hang in there bud. life has its ups and downs and ups again. becoming a parent is like signing a contract to worry for the rest of your life, but also to experience the greatest of great highs that no drug or other feeling could ever come close to emulating.

  2. avatar
    eek | 11 April 2006 at 11:45 pm #

    Oh Steve I am so happy to hear the surgery went well! Best wishes continue for a complication free recovery for E. and for successful surgery and recovery for M.

    I couldn’t help but thinking as I read yesterdays blog entry how lucky your girls are to have a daddy who not only loves them, but also likes them. Not every child gets that wonderful combo.

    A big virtual hug for you all.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 April 2006 at 11:51 pm #

    Best to e — and now m, as well — and everyone who loves them.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 12:02 am #


    All the best thoughts with you and your daughters,


  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 12:08 am #

    hey SK
    so sad to hear all this about your twins
    I remember that interview we did in Hamburg
    guess it was for Hologram
    we talked in the lunch break
    we had some nice seitan
    or satan
    as you did call it
    yeah I still had to be introduced
    to some of those veggie specialties
    way back then
    and when the meal was finished
    and time was up
    you took out a picture
    of your twins
    so I saw them once
    years ago
    and all of a sudden
    years later
    they’re on my mind so often
    although I’ve no idea
    what they might look like now
    I really hope it will all turn out fine
    all the best

  6. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 12 April 2006 at 12:40 am #

    is Miranda’s operation today as well???

  7. avatar
    Daniel Watkins | 12 April 2006 at 12:49 am #

    I hope for a quick recovery for your girl. I hope your mind is at least partly at ease now. The same good feelings and best wishes that you had for Electra now go to Minnah. I wish her and the family the best.

    Daniel aka “Centuryhouse”

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 1:22 am #

    steve Great to hear all is well in Sweeden. Thanks for the update, and your always interesting blogs

    steve in Florida

  9. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 12 April 2006 at 1:27 am #

    Well thats such good news, and remember *baby steps*..I sincerely hope all goes well fer your other girl too!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 1:40 am #

    so happy to read your
    good news today
    continued thoughts
    love and best wishes
    to you and your family
    especially the
    lovely ek and mk

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 1:57 am #

    Ah – thanks for the wonderful news about Elektra. My thoughts and prayers continue for Elektra’s recovery and for whatever awaits Miranda. I also continue my thoughts and prayers for you dear sk.

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 2:00 am #

    I am so happy to hear the good news and send continued good thoughts, true prayers and warmest wishes from Tallahassee Florida.


  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 2:04 am #

    Dear SK – I really enjoyed reading this one. And I’m glad to hear about Elektra. Having such a good dad will go a long way for these two when they grow up, I know it.
    Also, the lord v holding the spheres and keeping them revolving is a really cool image. Thanks for that one.

  14. avatar
    eek | 12 April 2006 at 2:16 am #

    Oh, it just dawned on me I should also mention I’m really happy your arm healed well.

    Must say I cringed big time at the re-breaking part. Ughh!!

  15. avatar
    fergal | 12 April 2006 at 2:20 am #

    behind the veil is a sea …

  16. avatar
    Tony Pucci | 12 April 2006 at 2:44 am #

    you and your family are in my prayers everyday
    regardless of situation
    glad it went well
    hospitals and health issues
    just seem to put life on hold
    i hope you all can reclaim some manner
    of carefree living

    …i nominate having a NG
    (nasal gastric) tube reinserted
    while conscious as something
    medically related our minds
    should not have to ponder
    let along experience


  17. avatar
    Jerry | 12 April 2006 at 3:04 am #

    I was thinking about Elektra…and Minna…..I have a son myself, same age – we talked about them briefly in Memphis a few years back (what was that place…..Newby’s, that was it, I’d driven there from Atlanta).

    My heartfelt vibes from halfway around the globe, as it spins, sincere hopes for the success of the best of all possible outcomes for you and E.

    Anaesthesia’s coming….I was in hospital myself following a tib-fib fracture repair…..the Morphine Drip….I had wonderful and vivid dreams, the song proving the soundtrack.

    JJ in Atlanta

  18. avatar
    mike a | 12 April 2006 at 3:13 am #

    Great news!!!! I’m very happy for you and Elektra!! I wish all the best to you when Miranda has her operation also.

    I can’t even imagine how it would feel to get your bone “rebroken” – glad you’re able to play bass!!

  19. avatar
    curious | 12 April 2006 at 3:14 am #

    two broken legs & on morphine. i recall this little chinese lady with a lantern visiting periodically in the middle of the night, very quite and methodical… very surreal experience, nothing was real, except for the broken legs.

    all the best sk, and since they are twins, what works for one will work for the other I believe.


  20. avatar
    Mr. Ricky | 12 April 2006 at 3:38 am #

    Felicity and I send our best wishes
    we love you

  21. avatar
    dig | 12 April 2006 at 4:16 am #

    Very happy to hear about E’s op and send my love.
    I’m thinking of E and M and you and family.

    Puss och Kram
    Puss och Kram


  22. avatar
    lily | 12 April 2006 at 4:29 am #


    Thanks for updating all us well-wishers. So glad to hear EK’s op was a success. Continued good thoughts/vibes/prayers to her and your whole family. Here’s hoping her recovery is speedy and complete.


  23. avatar
    Azza | 12 April 2006 at 5:49 am #

    I wasn’t on the web yesterday but I was thinking of your daughter and am so glad to hear she is doing well. Rebreaking doesnt soudn like much fun!
    I really enjoyed yesterdays post but those last few lines made me so sad. I so hope little M follows little E’s lead and all ends well.

  24. avatar
    captainmission | 12 April 2006 at 6:06 am #

    Steve, I am so happy for you, sending you and your family heaps of love and positive vibes, i wish i could do more.

  25. avatar
    si-kli | 12 April 2006 at 6:56 am #

    your’e a bloody worry killer B but I’m glad your daughter’s OK.
    Brave Daughters Rule

  26. avatar
    Sweed | 12 April 2006 at 10:21 am #

    Underbart att höra att allt gått bra!! Fortsätt så…

    Jag fortsätter tänka på er…

  27. avatar
    Daberhasher | 12 April 2006 at 10:40 am #

    heavy duty post…
    and beaming you will bee
    when this is all in the past…
    continued thoughts and prayers
    going out to ek and mk…


  28. avatar
    nickp | 12 April 2006 at 11:13 am #

    Steve and family

    So glad your daughter has come through operation OK. Wishing you all well and good health going forwards.

    Keeping all vibes positive and pointed in your direction.

  29. avatar
    sue | 12 April 2006 at 11:23 am #

    my little girl was 2 and a half when her brother was born…

    we walked from the park where I had proudly displayed my 5 day old son….

    she tripped over the pram I was pushing. Her lip bled and bled and I held her tightly and said she was brave. We got home and when she was, again, singing and dancing, I fell apart and cried like a baby for her pain. My lovely friend, confused, asked me “How will you feel when her heart is broken for the first time?”. It was then that I realised what a fool I had been for believing that I could protect my treasures from everything. I am humbled by my children and I am humbled by your strength – I am happy for your Elektra and hope the same for your Miranda.

    I’ll bet a broken heart seems like a walk in the park, now!!!

  30. avatar
    CouldBeAnyone | 12 April 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    We (my family) were all thinking of you yesterday. I am glad all is well. We’ll keep praying.

  31. avatar
    rehan | 12 April 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    Glad to to hear the good news! Will keep on sending those Good Vibrations to you all the way from Sri Lanka.

  32. avatar
    John Garratt | 12 April 2006 at 1:14 pm #

    Wait, how did you break your arm?

  33. avatar
    Ross | 12 April 2006 at 1:15 pm #

    Well done elektra. Still praying for another special little butterfly.



  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 1:19 pm #

    The emissary from Dutch P wishes you and yours the very best.

    Sorry I missed yer at the Vanguard. DP will probably send out the assasins for me now 🙂

  35. avatar
    CSTCoach | 12 April 2006 at 2:37 pm #


    so relieved to hear that everything went well. prayers and burnt offerings going out for the second. and to ease your heart, old friend who i have yet to meet in the present lifetime. all that sitting and waiting in sterile corridoors among strange machines and strange machine-like whitecoats can really grind you down. It’ll all be alright on the night. i believe it.


  36. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 12 April 2006 at 2:46 pm #

    I’m convinced that the healing energy that was sent through your bloggie did help and will continue to do so. I’m glad also, that you haven’t had to go it alone, we’re your cyber support group. Dare I say we’re here for each other…?
    Continued love and healing for your 2 Swedish Faeries.

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 April 2006 at 2:52 pm #

    That is such good news about your daughter. Many prayers were sent.

    Brian Turner
    Atlanta, Ga.

  38. avatar
    Andreas - Italy | 12 April 2006 at 7:07 pm #

    I’m so happy that everything went smoothly- but I’m sad to hear you have double trouble- but these things eventually turn out well, I’m sure- talked to Sue C- perhaps she mentioned it to you- if you ever need a professional hand you know I’m there for you. All the best,

    Genoa Italy

  39. avatar
    persephone2u | 12 April 2006 at 7:42 pm #

    Fantastic news about Elektra! I am very very happy to hear that the operation went smoothly.

  40. avatar
    Matt Davison | 12 April 2006 at 10:26 pm #

    We lov ya.

    Matt D

  41. avatar
    sue cee | 13 April 2006 at 2:13 am #

    It was such a relief to hear your good news. Thank you for sharing that and letting us in. I hope Elektra is healing well and without too much pain and discomfort. My family also sends positive thoughts and wishes for Minna.

    The broken arm, was that when you stepped in front of that Buick, BMW or whatever luxury car it was? If you’re gonna get run over by something, it might as well be class 🙂 Very glad you didnt lose your bass arm!

  42. avatar
    Brian | 13 April 2006 at 3:18 am #

    That’s wonderful and welcome news about Elektra’s successful surgery. Thank you to the doctors who diagnosed her condition and the surgeons who fixed it, and for all the family and friends who held close to each other and gave support.

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