Aug 08 2013

About Tiga

Tiga’s not well..

More specifically? She had a hernia that needed correcting. It was pretty bad. A hernia is basically when an organ passes through a gap or a hole meant for something else. The most common hernia we know is the inguinal hernia. Or the “why does my groin bulge now?”. Mainly affects men but there are others.

Her stomach had herniated past her diaphragm. It was a big one and was causing a variety of health issues including cardiac ones.

She’s currently just out of surgery and I figured she could do with some nice messages of support.

So do your thing people!

IMG-20130807-WA0003 IMG-20130807-WA0000She’s currently sore and frowny. Make her smiley again!



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  1. 1
    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    Oh, wow, that sounds so unpleasant. Tiga, here’s hoping you feel back to your wonderful smiley self soon, and that you come through it all breezy and easy. Or, y’know, as breezy and easy as one can be with a migratory major organ. Good luck!

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    Scr... Archivist

    Her stomach, eh? Maybe it’s not such a bad thing to skip the hospital food.

    (No, I’m not very funny.)

  3. 3

    All the love from here in the states, where my tiny recovers from his wounds too! If it were possible to let you hang out with him, a sort of “recovery buddy,” I am sure you would heal that much faster…Or at the least, become more mobile rather quickly (he’s back on his singing).

    In any case, here’s to hoping the rest of your bits decide to stay more or less, where they belong!

  4. 4

    For the obligatory bad joke, well, if you doubted it before (and I doubt you did), this just goes to show that Tiga’s got guts.
    Get well soon!

  5. 5

    Well, we all know your heart is in the right place. Glad your stomach is now, too!

  6. 6
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    Oh that was funny, Leftwingfox.

    Get well soon, Tiga!

  7. 7
    A Hermit

    All the best bad jokes are taken, so I’ll just say get well and smiley soon.

  8. 8

    Tiga, I hope you’re better than yesterday and worse than tomorrow.

  9. 9

    Hiatal hernia? Ouch. But good to hear the surgeons have already done their thing.
    Also: should we all be contributing for a plane ticket for Avicenna?

  10. 10

    Tiga, I was just thinking of you this morning, under the heading, “People with really nice smiles.” Hope yours is back in full force soon.

  11. 11

    michaelbusch – I need to update my donate page! I don’t need a ticket! It’s the one from February that I haven’t really changed.


  12. 12

    Good to hear. I just figured you might have a pressing need to be traveling north and west at eight-tenths the speed of sound.

  13. 13

    Hi Tiga! Sorry to hear you’re not well. I hope you heal fast, and feel better soon! :)
    As we say in Japan, “Gambatte, ne!”

  14. 14

    Heal quickly, Tiga!

  15. 15

    A hernia. Ick. I’ll just leave this here…


  16. 16

    Best of luck, recover fast!

  17. 17

    Hey Tiga, hang in there, I hope you get well soon!

  18. 18

    I wish you a speedy recovery, Tiga.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    A speedy recovery to you! I’m hopeful that you’ll feel more like smiling as soon as you can get out of hospital, regardless of any remaining pain and discomfort. Because hospitals are like the boredom-enforcement facilities, regardless as to the quality of their work.

  20. 20

    Feel better soon!

  21. 21
    TGAP Dad

    Get well soon, Tiga! Best wishes from all the way over in the states (and not one of the famous ones, either).

  22. 22
    Julien Rousseau

    Sounds painful.

    Good luck getting better Tiga.

  23. 23

    Thank you so much everyone for all your kind wishes! I’ve only just managed to see all of this -been knocked out most of the time! I will get back to my smiley self again :)

  24. 24

    Tiga, get well soon.

  25. 25

    Tiga, I think you need a second opinion!


    NOW you’ll be well in no time.

  26. 26
    Ani J. Sharmin

    Tiga, sorry to hear you’re ill, and I hope you feel better soon.

  1. 27
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    […] Avicenna’s friend Tiga had surgery and needs your encouragement. […]

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