On a more personal front, my dental issues are being addressed. It's been ten days since my oral surgery. Bone grafts seem to be doing well, but I am in a lot more pain than I probably should be. I suspect some infection still going on, which my wife tells me would not be unusual since the kind of extraction that was performed often releases a lot of bacteria into the surrounding tissues. Friday I couldn't even touch near the area of the surgery, and that was eight days after the fact. Today it's still very tender, but improved. So I may have to be in touch with my dentist tomorrow regarding possible intermediate treatment. Considering how Crohn's Disease and its treatment has damaged my immune system over the years, mucking around with an infection is probably unwise.
And finally, on a purely trivial front, I had some disappointing news about the new Green Lantern movie. There was much rejoicing among fans and collectors when, right after Christmas, Toys'R'Us announced a special adult-collector "early bird" action figure of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. The figure was limited to 2,814 in number, in honor of the space sector, number 2814, which is Green Lantern's "beat" as our local space cop. The figure was especially exciting because it appeared to come with a replica Green Lantern ring much like the one that Warner Brothers sent out to a number of celebrities to promote the film. The replica ring is, as you can imagine, an object of considerable desire among GL fans, and this looked like a great "consolation prize:"