No, I didn’t receive a ticket while driving this morning but the traffic was tough. I am ticketed for a flight to Michigan next month, it’s family time!! It will be wonderful to have everyone together again but I’m not looking forward to the much colder weather up there. This native Michigander is a desert rat these days who loves a mild winter climate!
I want to mention a few things about yesterday’s experience this morning. First, I knew this was gonna kick my butt and that it did having slept nine hours which is very unusual for me but man that was nice! Laying on the very slender table in the procedure room which was super cold, the doctor doesn’t put you all the way under for this.
Rather, you feel drunk. Yeah, it was a fun experience in that sense! Your right arm is on a board that your wrist is turned over on and taped down to immobilise your wrist while the camera is being inserted into your artery. You can’t feel the camera moving inside you at all which is amazing to me. Thank God they didn’t have to use my groin!
Meanwhile, a lovely woman was injecting me with the happy medication, then suddenly one of the two male nurses, or whatever they are technically called, exposes my mid-section. I thought to myself “how incredibly embarrassing!” The woman explained to me that she sees this all day long, not to feel embarrassed. Well, I was!
A complete stranger seeing me naked! Ahhh the fun of hospital visits! When the procedure was going on, there was a very large screen to my left which made it easy to see what the doctor was doing. It was amazing to see my innards in such detail as the spine, the ribs, and the heart as it moved while the dye showed clearly the areas in question.
The entire procedure took about thirty minutes, done! This was a very interesting experience, one I won’t soon forget. Especially since there were zero artery blockages and that I was naked in front of a woman that I had never seen before until that thirty minutes. I sincerely hope that you, my friend never have to experience this!
Grateful. I feel incredibly grateful to the Lord that no blockages were found, no stents were needed, and that I have a new lease on life. It’s no fun walking around each day knowing that you could have a heart attack and drop dead at any moment. I feel very blessed and happy today. 🙏🏻
Essentially the same photos as the previous post late yesterday with more processing. Early this morning, I received a call from my sister. My first thought was that something had happened to my dad. Thank God, nothing was wrong with him! She was calling to check up on me regarding the diagnosis of two clogged arteries in my heart. I love you too sis!
We talked about my situation and dads too. We talked about the family and how we seem to have drifted apart from other family members, it’s not like it was in the sixties and the seventies. Some have passed, others have been swept up into the current of their daily lives as we all have been. Sis made me aware of my daughter’s husband in the hospital.
She (daughter) never told me to which I said I feel like an outsider sometimes. I’m not going to call her and be a jerk about that, rather how is he doing? At times like this, I wonder if staying here after the third and final divorce was a good decision. Yes, it was. But I also feel like I should be home in Michigan too, it’s a crappy situation to be in!
Today is, or would have been John Lennon’s 81st birthday. I remember hearing about his death and how my sister and I cried together. I am still sad and a bit angry about this. Why! He was a good man and a brilliant musician. I remember listening to The Beatles on family trips in the car when my sister and I were little children in the backseat. Their music has been with me every day of my life and I consider that a real privilege. They were so far ahead of their time!
God bless you, Mr. Lennon 🇬🇧