Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hospital Fun!!!

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!!!


Paula said...

So glad you are home and doing well. Take care of yourself.

Paula said...

So glad you are home and doing well. Take care of yourself.

garnett109 said...

Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on that plane but took the bus instead.He was a guitarist for Buddy Holly
Glad to hear about your good health.

jack69 said...

WEll, I am amazed to sewe an entry. Loved the narrative, surgeon sounds like one aboard ship! Hope you turned down the breast enlargement!
Wish I could hear better, but I remember the music, loved Buddy Holly like most youngsters back then.
Glad it is over (hopsital trip) and you got a great report.
Thanks to the Lord.

Jen said...

So glad that everything went well for you.
Have you seen the movie "La Bomba" ? It's one of my favorites!Take care and rest up.

Lisa said...

I am glad to hear you are home and resting - I bet your honey is taking excellent care of you.

Your commentary on being in the hospital was great - you nailed it with your explanation!!

Glad they didn't find any cancer, that is wonderful news.

Stay put & take it easy.

Remo said...

Glad to hear you are on-the-mend.

Shirl 72 said...

Woody I am so shocked to see an entry. You sure are tough. So
glad things went well. Now do I have to say it one more don't push
yourself to much and take care.


a corgi said...

so glad you are doing as well as you can following surgery, Woody, and that your son/grand-daughter were able to visit with you! I know Honey is taking good care of you! follow the doctor's advice and you'll be up and running and volunteering again real soon!

(I'm taking a break from journaling for a month or so, take care of yourself :)


madcobug said...

Glad that everything went well and that you are going to be ok. I bet your honey is waiting on you hand and foot if she feels like it. Helen