Friday, July 22, 2016

IT WAS 6:30 A.M. AND THERE I WAS IN THE JEEP HEADED FOR THE HOSPITAL AGAIN

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ALONG ORCHARD HILL LINE

Another early start to my day as I found myself in the Jeep well before 7 a.m. heading for the emergency entrance at the Goderich Alexandra Marine and General Hospital but this time I at least did not have on my red plaid pajama bottoms.  My abdominal ultra-sound scan appointment just up the hall from Emerge was for 7:15 and of course I was customarily early and as sometimes happens I was taken in early.  When it comes to appointments I have learned it is always best to grab the earliest appointment of the day possible.  In fact I was seated in the ultra-sound waiting room before the staff was even there to turn the office lights on.  I was the only one in the waiting room so how nice is that eh:))

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Shortly thereafter I was taken into a dimly lit room by a young female attendant and told to take my shirt off and lay on my back atop a high narrow raised bed sort of thing.  I was beside one of those Mossmagator machines with a bunch of colored light dials on it.  She proceeded to put a gob of something on my chest which felt cold and gooey and immediately began spreading it around with some sort of gizmo like device which I thought sort of resembled a microphone.  Well after all it was an ultra-SOUND procedure I was having done.  From my eyes to ceiling vantage point I didn’t have the greatest visual advantage to see just what it was she was using.  And I don’t recall hearing any whirring, beeping or clanking sounds coming from the machine either.

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The last ultra sound I can remember having done was at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson Arizona back in December of 2011 and I remember it took awhile as the technician kind of went around all over my abdomen up and down and side to side.  At that time it was large kidney stone I was having a problem with.   When I looked up my post about that hospital visit in 2011 I was surprised to see a few photos of me in the hospital with red plaid pajama bottoms on again)  AL Spends The Night In A Tucson Hospital 

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DESPITE A HOT SUN OVERHEAD OUR FRONT PORCH ALWAYS REMAINS SHADED

However I wasn’t having a problem with anything this morning but was still surprised to be back up off that table in less than 5 minutes and on my feet headed out the door.  It was 7:15 and I was already finished with my 7:15 appointment and into the Jeep setting a course for home.  Only reason I had this mornings ultra-sound and Monday’s bone density test was due to the fact I have a new nurse practitioner now and she suggested I have these things done because of my age.  Being assured they were painless procedures I readily agreed to her suggestions. DSC_0009

DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE PIRATES IN THE BAYFIELD HARBOR

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WELL APPARENTLY WE DO

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SPOTTED THIS COUPLE IN BAYFIELD’S PIONEER PARK AND I THINK SHE IS TAKING THAT SIGN QUITE LITERALY

What a nice drive it was through the early morning mid summer countryside between Bayfield and Goderich both coming and going.  When I had left the house earlier Pheebs was standing at the door with her sad little face wondering why she wasn’t going with Dad in the Jeep.  Soon as I was back from the hospital I scooped the Scoobs and off we went.  Heat and humidity were building fast and it was already uncomfortably oppressive by 8:30 so we didn’t go too far for too long.  Through Bayfield then south-east for a few miles enjoying the scenery.  Not many photos again and we were back home before 10.  Pretty much stayed inside from there on in.

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WILTED FROM THE HEAT

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DROOPY

Will sure be glad when this current heat wave passes and we get us a good soaking rain.  Un-watered lawns are brown and looking out our windows today we could see plants, flowers, tree leaves and shrubs drooping from the heat.  I ventured outside for about 10 minutes this afternoon then quickly retreated inside again.  Phone rang later in the day and it was the Maitland Medical Center calling to say my morning’s ultra sound was fine:))

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AN OLD ABANDONED RAIL LINE

GROANER’S CORNER:(( A doctor enters into a patient's room and informs the patient that he has good news and bad news. He then asks the patient which news he would like to hear.  The patient responds, "Doctor, give me the good news."  The doctor says, "Well we are gonna name a disease after you."

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Jack has died. His lawyer is standing before the family and reads Jack's last will and testament:
"To my dear wife Esther, I leave the house, 50 acres of land, and one million dollars. To my son Barry, I leave my big Lexus and the Jaguar. To my daughter Suzy, I leave my yacht and $250,000. And to my brother-in-law Jeff, who always insisted that health is better than wealth, I leave my sun lamp."

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“I used to work at a knife factory, but then it got dull.”

6 comments:

  1. Good news Al!!👍😀

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  2. Wonderful news. Like you like the earliest appointment in the day, nobody before you to wait for and get it over and one with .
    Hope you keeping cool, another week or so and may cool down a bit for you.

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  3. Glad your tummy tickle turned out fine. I'm with you, I like to be early. :c)

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  4. Those butterfly photos are so gorgeous! I love your front porch. Glad your scan was normal.

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  5. And Americans claim the poor Canadians have to wait forever for their health care. HA! Boy do I wish the poor Finger Lakes would get some rain too. The waterfalls are drying up. You do take the most beautiful pictures!

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  6. Good news, Al. Stay healthy! gotta keep those great photos coming.

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