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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Roto-Rooter Work

I have to get up at an unconscionable time tomorrow morning: 5:15 a.m.  That's in order to get to the hospital in Prescott by 6:15 to begin the paperwork which will allow me to have an angiogram a little later.  I was telling Blackwell about this last night and he said "They're going to do . . . WHAT???"



I'm told it's nothing to worry about, though.  Of course that's what they always say when they're going to knock you out and start probing your body.  I DO like that idea of being knocked out, though.  I was talking to a nurse the other day who said she had to go in for some hand surgery a few years ago and they told her they could just put some kind of shoulder block in which would work as a local anesthetic.  She'd be awake but she wouldn't feel any pain.  She said she was terrified until she got to the hospital and a nurse there told her that it was her choice.  She said "KNOCK ME OUT!"  She said she didn't want to know anything about what they were doing to her.

With some reservations, that's pretty much how I feel.

So, with good results, I'm expecting to be home again sometime late tomorrow, hopefully the better for the experience.  If not, you may find one of these in my front yard.

9 comments:

  1. Be well, dear friend. Sending good thoughts and prayers. x

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  2. let them give you the good stuff. be well.
    we'll be thinking about you.
    btw the shot of blackwell is priceless!
    let us know when you are back among the conscious.
    happy trails.

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  3. You will be in my thoughts and prayers... best of luck. And I better not find one of those things in your backyard!!!!

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  4. Ah, thank you, Tess.

    Tom, I got that picture of Blackwell last night and thought, I've gotta find a use for this!

    Dawn - Thanks and SWMBO wouldn't allow one of those things in our yard . . no matter what!

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  5. You will be in my thoughts and I wish you to come back the same day not remembering what happened during the time they "work on you."

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  6. Angiogram? Sounds like something you'd arrange through Western Union.

    Hurry back to us. Take care, friend.

    S

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  7. Best wishes for a smooth procedure and outcome.

    W

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  8. Glad to hear you are taking care of yourself, even if you don't really want to. Blackwell needs you to stay healthy. :) Carol

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  9. Guess you're already mid procedure or done by now - hope it all went well! I had a nerve block AND general anesthesia when I had my shoulder surgyer - good times! :)

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