PZ is struck down, temporarily

If you haven’t seen it, please check out this bit of dark comedy from PZ, who reveals that he will be undergoing unspecified probing and surgery. Medical science will be having its way with him over the next few days.

Go wish him well!


  1. #1 gwen
    August 23, 2010

    May the force of science be with him and his competent medical staff!!

  2. #2 sailor
    August 23, 2010

    Yes, I admire him for writing an excellent post under pressure. Maybe the Trophy wife was packing the bags. I hope he will do fine and guess the odds are in his favor. Maybe we should send him some acupuncture needles for a joke, except he might end up stabbing the hospital chaplain with them.

  3. #3 Stephanie Z
    August 23, 2010

    Let’s hope the hospital doesn’t do to him what it did to me: Put him down as Lutheran without asking.

  4. #4 MadScientist
    August 23, 2010

    Well, hopefully only temporarily. Success rates are incredible compared to 50 years ago, but it’s still a far cry from getting a dose of antibiotics for a bacterial throat infection.

    @sailor: I doubt they’ll be giving PZ hallucinogenic drugs, so I think the hospital chaplain will be safe. Besides, it’s usually at least 2 weeks before someone with their chest cut open is in any shape to go chasing people with needles and even then they need some serious doses of painkillers.

  5. #5 Tony Sidaway
    August 24, 2010

    Traveling all over the place and grabbing odd bits of sleep in hotels and aeroplanes isn’t good for anybody. I hope he looks after himself more from now on.

  6. #6 BigDaveSB
    August 24, 2010

    I set up this page where you can both wish PZ well, and help fight heart disease all at once http://www.justgiving.com/notpraying

  7. #7 Microtus
    August 24, 2010

    Yow! I hope it works out.

  8. #8 Rorschach
    August 24, 2010

    Reports of him having a deadly ailment are grossly overstated however, it’s a routine procedure folks.

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    August 24, 2010

    It is fairly routine. I think he’s going under the knife any moment now. Then we get to see him blog stoned for a while.

  10. #10 MacTurk
    August 24, 2010

    All my best wishes go to Mr PZ Myers. May he recover well, and hasten back into the ongoing battle against stupidity, ignorance and obscuranticism, in which he is a redoubtable warrior.

    As Ali G, would put it “Restecp!”