WELL!! I sure am sore!!!, I spent superbowl Sunday drinking 9 gallons of prep for surgery on Monday, restless night, got to Hospital, got wired up, poked and prodded and injected, inspected, infected, detected and not rejected and hooked up to IV's and PV's, TV"s and everything but CD's!!, and finally it was my turn!! Hospitals are fun because you never know whats going on!! The Nurse's in the pre-Op room were great, gentle and knew their business in getting me ready!!!
SUDDENLY... Down the hallway we went, fun laying on your back and looking up at wires, lights going flashing by, exit signs, a cute nurse looking down at you and then you STOP!! MY HONEY gave me a kiss, said a little prayer, held my hand, and then "BANG" in thru the double doors to the Operating Room, COLD, Clean and Sterile and very quiet!!!!! met the Anathesiest, sic, GAS PASSER!! nice guy, made a few jokes with him, I asked him if he needed any advise on putting me under and he asked me if I wanted a sharp or dull needle so I shut-up??? As I have Heart Problems and had prior strokes I get the works, special wires, suction cups on the forehead, wires on the finger-tips, bamboo shoots under the finger-nails, THEN in comes the surgeon,, who has on a hat, mask, gloves, goggles, radiation protection, lucky for me he is a friend of mine for many years, he wants to know if I am here for a Vacetomy, gall bladder removal or Breast Enlargements, REAL FUNNY!!!! and then the MAJIC, he tells the gas passer to fart in the tube and put me out and I am counting down from 100, 99, 9.......!!
RECOVERY ROOM! This is the fun place following surgery, You have no idea what you are saying, your wife can ask questions because part of the stuff they give you is part truth serum and the other stuff is a chemical that lets you make the stupidest remarks allowed!!! You talk to the nurses and some of the things said are best left unsaid!!! After laying still forever, they let you up, make you walk, or in my case stumble, stagger and weave to the bath-room, Later they let you get dressed, wheel you out into 30 degree weather from 80 degree temps and send you home. This is where you immediately get into bed and spend the next day and a half , BUT I am up, eating lightly, other than being weak, sore, I'm GREAT!!! No Cancer, No Growths, No Polyps, No Perforations, Prostate in good shape and just have to watch the diet and be careful and get to the Doctors every 2 months for check-ups!
HAPPILY my son, Jonathan arrived from Portland Oregon safe and sound and I got to see him after surgery which was great and also the Grand-daughter, I was given the best care any man could ask for by MY HONEY!!
Catching up today is the 50th anniversary of the "Day the Music Died", I was a teen-ager, in school, had the D-A haircut, Brylcream, and Aqua Velva and Jimmy Dean Look!!! , I had the loafers with the pennies in the top, at the record hops I could jitter-bug, and when a slow-one was player I could belly-rub with the best of them!!!!! I also played Guitar with a group of younger guys and we played a couple of times in High School.
How Tragic, "THE BIG-BOPPER" , Jiles P. Richardson, "BUDDY HOLLEY" and RITCHIE VALENS", Richard Valenzuela and Roger A. Peterson, pilot of the plane were killed in the crash of a chartered airplane when it fell within minutes of takeoff from the Mason City Airport. The three passengers were members of a troupe of entertainers who appeared at the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, Iowa, the evening of February 2, 1959, bound for Fargo, N.D. and was headed northwest from the airport at the time of the crash in a stubble field, 51/2 miles north of Clear Lake, Iowa. The plane Crash was discovered about 9:00 A.M., February 3, 1959, Right now on the side channel I have the Best of Buddy Holly playing and it sure brings back some memories.
Oh well, I am tired, sore and am heading for bed after a few pain pills and hope everyone is doing great!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR ALL THE EMAILS AND PRAYERS!!!
Lets never forget those serving us !!!!! Our Veterans past and present!!!