Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Surgery

Scheduled for the 18th. Pre op checks including an EKG and chest picture need to be done sometime next week. All of this is in Bakersfield at the San Joaquin Community Hospital.
The good thing is that it is a Laproscopic procedure now a days. Still under general anesthesia but in and out on the same day. We will have to spend the night in Bakersfield, again but just the one.
And the BP is hanging in around the upper 130s-lower 140s over the mid 80s since the I started the medication. The follow up with my doc is Thursday morning and then I have a Renal CT that afternoon to check the plumbing at the remaining kidney.

3 comments:

Buck said...

The Laproscopic procedure is the best part, eh? Good luck with all the testing, Glenn.

Crucis said...

I had the EKG and stress test too. Mine wasn't laproscopic. I've a 3" scar now but the experience overall wasn't bad. Son-in-law had laproscopic surgery last week to remove his gall bladder. He's recovering too but seems to be a bit slower than I did. Well, people vary.

I was in at 8AM and home by 1PM. The worst part of all was the ride home. I swear I felt every bump and wrinkle in the road!

Final word---recliners rule!

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Buck, it most certainly is! On the way home that afternoon/early evening. It was also how the kidney came out, well was disconnected anyway. The exit required a rather substantial incision. Remember, I posted a picture of it!

Crucis, I had both the EKG and the Chest Xray done three weeks ago or so. But they need to be with in a month of the surgery date. They will be out of limits.

Supposed to be in and out in one day.
And again, I thank you for your concern, my friends.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)