Forgot to check our live weather radar feed before going to bed Monday night and had I done so I would have seen the approaching rain front. It was 5:15 this morning and there I was outside in my pajamas and rain coat racing around closing van windows and quickly gathering up cleaning supplies like paper towels, my shop vac, and leaf blower, etc. I later thought about it and welcomed that sudden little slice of involuntary exercise. In hindsight it was kind of a nice active way to start the day.
|TURNS OUT THIS WAS ABOUT THE BEST PART OF MY DAY|
Needing a few additional automotive cleaning supplies Pheebs and I headed for and splashed our way to Goderich's Canadian Tire Store but not before doing our usual harbor and beach tour. A couple small cans of touch of paint, a few small paint brushes, a jug of CLR and some masking tape and we were on our way home again.
|EVEN THESE CANADA GEESE APPRECIATED THE EARLY MORNING RAIN|
|LOOKS LIKE THE OLD BUFFALO IS NEEDING A LITTLE SPRUCING UP|
|ENTRANCE TO ROTARY COVE'S DOG WALKING AREA|
|'SMELLS LIKE A GOOD OLD ROTTEN DEAD FISH OVER HERE SOMEWHERE DAD'|
Not one of my better days and I blame it on my lack of patience, the heat driven humid day again and maybe being over tired. And, probably a whole lot of other stuff too. If I picked up something I dropped it, if I set something down I couldn't remember where it was two minutes later and numerous times I went to get something and by the time I got to where I was going I couldn't remember what it was I had come to get. If it happens once in a long while well then Okay but when it happens repeatedly like these last few days I get very very upset with myself. I even had to dash my hat upon the ground at one point this afternoon. Last time I did that years ago I broke my favorite Arizona baseball cap!!
|'YIKES THAT WATER IS GETTING MIGHTY CLOSE TO MY PAWS'|
|IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE ONES FARM MACHINERY COLOR MATCHED THESE DAYS|
My good buddy Richard is driving me to the Stratford General Hospital tomorrow. Have to be there by 12:30. Kelly will pick me up sometime later in the day. Because I am on an emergency surgery list I have no idea when they will do the laser procedure. Depends how many emergency surgery people are ahead of me and how urgent their emergency is. Didn't want Kelly coming to the hospital and then getting stuck just sitting there waiting for hours and hours. Doctor Bukala's office lady last week told us Dr. Bukala didn't get home until 10 o'clock one night recently. Kelly will be in touch with the hospital and they will let her know when I am hauled off to the recovery room. Depending on how many people are ahead of me they said I might have to be kept overnight. Oh horrors, I can't go that long without seeing the Pheebs. Now I'm not going to go into detail of what takes place with this particular laser kidney stone procedure because if I did most every male reader out here would see his life flash before his eyes, his knees would go week, an audible gasp would be heard, his hands would instinctively form a defensive position in his crotch area and he'd collapse groaning to the floor with his legs tightly crossed and shaking. I know this because I had this same procedure done once before seven years ago.
|THIS IS A COMBINES WHEAT HARVESTING HEAD RESTING ON IT'S TRAILER|
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[From Craig] Years ago, two guys I had worked with, were working on a sonic device that would liquefy any kidney stone without surgery. From your post I guess that didn't work out for them?ReplyDelete
Loving the photos and we wish you a good recovery from tomorrow's procedure.ReplyDelete
Yikes as to the procedure. Don't they knock you out or at least make you very groggy? Good luck with it all. Richard is a good friend.ReplyDelete
Yes they will knock me out and I will miss the whole thing. 'Yay' Last thing I remember then was a nurse 'having a hold of me' and swabbing up the area with yellow antiseptic or something. Last time I had no pain afterwards so hope I'll be lucky again.Delete
Wishing you the best on tomorrow's Surgery. Just think of the Welcome Home you'll get when you return. She'll never let you go anywhere without her by your side.ReplyDelete
It's about time.
Hope your surgery goes well. You did work pretty hard yesterday!ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well tomorrow....Wishing you a speedy recovery.ReplyDelete
Good luck tomorrow and hope all goes well and you can see Pheebs (Kelly too) real soon.ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best Al.ReplyDelete
Wishing you the best and thanks for the description of the procedure. The last time I was checked I was told I had a 13mm stone and not to worry, It may be a 28mm stone now.ReplyDelete
Wishing you the best tomorrow and not to much pain. My 27 yr. grandson had to have this done last year.ReplyDelete
All the best for tomorrow Al, hope you get to go home tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Thoughts will be with you tomorrow Al.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what "laser" treatment means, but I have had lithotripsy 5 times and they put you to sleep and shock waves dissolve the big stone into lots of small passable ones..You only have a sore back for one day..Then you wait for the fun part with a strainer..Kind of like panning for gold!! Hugs to you for a good outcome..Get "r done!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, Lithotripsy is the name of the procedure.Delete
Hope your Thursday goes well! Meaning little pain and the stones gone; you home with Kelly and Pheebes.ReplyDelete
Hoping you're feeling better now.ReplyDelete
Great write up on a procedure I ope o never have. The ship Algoma Buffalo is 41 years old, built in 1978 in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin. She was advanced for the time, being able to self unload, and having two 3500 horsepower diesel motors. Algoma purchased her two years ago from Lawrence Steamship CompanyReplyDelete