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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Three years ago today, part 2

The Missus drove to urologist's office. I was still pretty much a basket case.
The check in was sorta like this.
Cute chick behind counter: How may I help you?
Me: I have an appointment with Doctor Farha.
CCBC: Renal Mass?
Me: Yeah.
Then we did the insurance card stuff and I gave her the CD of the previous week's scan. I then received the proverbial cup.....................we need a sample, please.
Went back to an exam room after sitting a bit. The Missus was present as well. After a bit, the Doc walked in and shook my hand and said this is what we are going to do. He pulled out a pen and began drawing on the paper on the exam table. Three small incisions to do the laproscopic thing and then one about 3"-4" long next to the navel for the exit. Seems the "mass" in question was really close to the arteries and he determined that the safe route was to make the left kidney go bye-bye. By the time I left I had been scheduled for surgery on the 21st of September.
The Missus got a moment of laughter when Doc pulled on the latex glove and informed me to drop my britches...........................................................

2 comments:

Buck said...

It's a blessing you survived and thrived, Glenn.

Congrats.

Glenn Cassel said...

Thanks Buddy!

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)