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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ER Visit

I left work last night early. My diverticulitis flared up on me. Pain.
I initially went to the Urgent Care in Lancaster. They had to refer me to the ER at either Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster or Palmdale Regional Medical Center down the 14. I elected Palmdale as the hospital in Lancaster has, issues, shall we say.
I arrived at about 0030 hours and waited after check in. I finally was called into the exam area and got the gown and an EKG..................................................waited................................waited.
Did I mention I waited?
It was around three hours before I got a CT Scan.........................................
Then the there was the blood draw at almost 0500................................Yep. Backwards.
The belly hurt the entire time............................
Labs normal
No one told me how the scan was
It all began with wanting an appointment at the VA Clinic in Lancaster with my doc. Instant hold and the nurse answered..........................
Tell nurse what was wrong and wait for a call back
Call back when I was on a jet...................
I explain to these people that I am out of touch except for voice mail after 1400
Antibiotics................................one week and no beer......................................
I got home at 0800 this morning.......................I crashed about 1000. I had been up about 25 hours. I called the supervisor and told him I would not be in tonight. Tomorrow is a wait and see thing.
Buck was right about one thing. Gettin old ain't for sissies.................................

3 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

Damn.

I know the pain of this thing. Indeed Buck was right. (Wasn't he always?)

Take care of yourself buddy. I 'spect to see you at Shakespeare's in a couple of weeks! Healthy and cleared for action, of course.

Glenn Mark Cassel said...

This one was the most painful.......
I will be there on the 7th with Missus ORPO and she gets to drive back to Oceanside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Okay, I waited a couple of days.
I had my own bout with it a few years back.
I empathize... a lot.
I hope it's no more serious than mine and happy you didn't have to have a barium enema for diagnosis.

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)