Our day went off without a hitch. It was 7:35 this morning when we rolled out of the driveway under cloudy skies for London’s St. Joseph’s Hospital. Bare dry roads all the way and traffic was light. It was 8:50 when we parked the Jeep on the top level of a parking garage across the street from the hospital. As always we were there in good time as we made our way down a concrete stairwell and across the street to the hospital. Kelly registered for her procedure and was led straightaway through a large sliding glass door and that was the last I saw of her for the next few hours.
THE LAST FEW SPOTS LEFT IN THE OVERCROWDED PARKING GARAGE WERE ON THE ROOF
LOOKING OVER THE EDGE AT THE PARKING GARAGE I SPOTTED OUR HOSPITAL ENTRANCE ACROSS THE STREET UNDER THE GRAY OVERHANG
LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE PARKING GARAGE ROOF ONE SEES THE SKYLINE OF DOWNTOWN LONDON ONTARIO
KELLY BOOTS IT INTO THE HOSPITAL
I had brought both my Kindle and laptop computer so I sat in the immediate waiting room reading for about half an hour before heading out in search of a Tim Hortons coffee shop I knew to be hiding somewhere within the confines of the hospital. With a few wrong turns up a couple hallways leading to medical rooms I finally picked a long hall heading in a northerly direction and soon came upon a long line-up. No it wasn’t the fidgety colonoscopy line, it was Tim Hortons.
TIM HORTON COFFEE SHOP LINE UP….I THINK I WAS NUMBER 512 IN THE LINE!!
Along my way searching for Tim Hortons I had passed through a large area with a bunch of padded chairs and in that room there was not one single human being to be found so with coffee in hand I hustled myself back there and thoroughly enjoyed the next 45 minutes or so quietly reading and bonking around on my laptop all by myself:))
AHHHHHH, NOT ONE HUMANOID IN SIGHT….MY COATS ON A CHAIR AND MY RED KINDLE SITS ATOP MY LAPTOP CASE
About 11:15 I headed back to the endoscopy waiting room. Twenty minutes later my name was called and I was led into the recovery room. Kelly appeared about 10 minutes later looking totally unscathed from her endoscopy-biopsy procedure. We sat there another 40 minutes waiting for the surgeon guy to come and talk to her and when he did it was his helper who came and said things looked Okay so far but the true pathology report would be back in about a week to 10 days. So now we’ll have to wait and see what that says and whether she will be called back again before meeting with her University Hospital Liver Doctor on May 1rst. Aside from a slightly sore throat and some pain in her abdomen tonight she’s doing Okay. Thanks to friends and readers for their concern…………….
WAITING FOR KELLY IN THE RECOVERY ROOM AND SHE’S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT CURTAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT RECOVERING BODY IN THE BED AT RIGHT
We didn’t waste any time exiting the hospital and retrieving the Jeep up on the parking garage roof. The parking cost us $11 and it’s always such a PITA paying those damn money grubbing machines they have set up. With Pheebe waiting for us at home it didn’t take us long to put London in Libby’s rear view mirror. We were home by 2 p.m. to a very happy little tail wagging doggy:))))))))))))
Oh, about the fish……….Inside the southeast entrance to St. Joseph’s Hospital there is an aquarium:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The caterer was consulting with a woman about throwing a birthday party for her 72-year-old husband.
"Is it a surprise?" the caterer asked.
"Oh, no," answered the woman. "My husband knows he's going to be 72."
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A father and son went fishing one day. While they were out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He asked his father, "How does this boat float? The father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later, the boy looked at his father and asked, "How do fish breath underwater?" Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?" Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know son." Finally, the boy asked his father, "Dad, do you mind me asking you all of these questions?"
The father replied, "Of course not, if you don't ask questions, you never learn nothin'."
Glad all went well so far today and hope the results come through nice and clean.ReplyDelete
Nice that younger able to get a Timmies there even with the lineup.
Wishing Kelly some good karma !
Wishing Kelly Positive vibes and Negative results.ReplyDelete
It's about time.
Glad Kelly is feeling okay, sending positive thoughts her way. And hugs!ReplyDelete
good news so far....ReplyDelete
Sounds good so far. Don't think they would say it looked good if they had doubts. Hope all is okay.ReplyDelete
Test results always arrive with some ambivalence. News that the test came back negative is good, but if one is not feeling well, it then raises the question, “Now what shall I do?” If it comes back positive, there is momentary concern but it provides hope that the problem has been found and a solution soon to follow. At least, that’s the hope. Many problems have no medical solution but end up being dietary ones — unrecognized intolerances to various classes of foods. Finding those — using careful trials of avoidance — can have a remarkable impact on health, digestion, energy, and well-being, despite the inconvenience of giving up all kinds of favorite meals. One large category falls under the term “FODMAP” — a search of Google will provide more info.ReplyDelete
Hope Kelly is feeling better soon as the nicer weather arrives.
Great news Kelly!! We will all want an update as to whether Al is a good nurse or not???ReplyDelete
Glad to hear it went well and you are home safe and sound. Crossing fingers for results. ELEVEN DOLLARS ro park at a hospital for a few hours?? I paid $3 a day when I visited David.ReplyDelete
Glad things went smoothly, Kelly:) Hoping for good results:)ReplyDelete
Happy to hear all went well. We'll be following along and wishing for continued good news.ReplyDelete
I love the 'fidgety colonoscopy' line! ha!
Glad to hear that the day went well, hoping for good results for Kelly. She will be in our prayers.ReplyDelete
Ditto to what Bill said above.Delete
Glad everything went smoothly for Kelly and that you were able to find a quite place in hospital.ReplyDelete
Glad all went well. Hopefully all reports come back as positive as the young assistant seemed to be.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the fish.
Oh, phew...good news. I had something bubble up on my left arm right next to where I had melanoma 16 years ago...went to dermatologist and he burned it off, said it wasn't anything to worry about. Another big "phew"...ReplyDelete
When I saw the word endoscopy, I cringed. The wife started with that last month, then a Barium x-ray this month, surgery next month. Repair of hyatal hernia. Fortunately, it will be laproscopic. Less invasive incisions. Easy for me to say.ReplyDelete
We are praying that Kelly will get even more positive news.
Good to hear the procedure went well. Saying a little prayer for Kelly and the results that will follow.ReplyDelete
Hope all is good for Kelly!ReplyDelete
I am so relieved to hear that the tests are over with. The waiting for official results will pass by in a flash but will seem like months! But at least it seems that all went well, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!ReplyDelete
Finding the right specialist in gastroenterology is an important task. Checking with those closest to you, like family and friends, about any gastroenterologists with whom they are familiar is invaluable. GERDReplyDelete