Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 364

Getting kidney and bladder stones removed isn't the most pleasant thing in the world, but it certainly could have been a lot worse. I don't like hospitals. I'll have to admit though that the doctors and nurses at Medical City couldn't have been nicer. I struck up a conversation with my anesthesiologist and discovered that he took his cat to one of my veterinarian clients. It's a small world. I think I may have taken pictures of the anesthesiologist's daughter while she was working as an intern for the veterinarian. I couldn't really remember however. I've taken lots of employee pictures. The anesthesiologist said his daughter couldn't decide whether to become a writer or a vet. I told him that she should stick with veterinary medicine. There aren't many unemployed vets, but there are tons of unemployed writers. As the drugs started to kick in, the last thing I remember was my surgeon and the anesthesiologist talking about dogs.

When I woke up, I remember telling the surgeon that I didn't want to be catheterized if at all possible. Too late. I already was, and I ended up being wheeled out of the hospital with a bag full of pee strapped to my waist. That old rule that says the customer is always right doesn't seem to apply to doctors. They're going to do whatever they want no matter what you say. I'm sure that most doctors get sick of listening to me anyway. I'm always suggesting that they try treatments that my veterinarian has used on my dogs.

My day at the hospital put me a bit behind with my work, but I'll have plenty of time to catch up tomorrow. Based on my current condition, I doubt if I'll feel like going anywhere. On the eve of my first blogiversary, I'll have to admit that it was a pretty interesting year. I didn't miss a single day either, which is amazing for a lazy guy like me. Come back tomorrow and share a little virtual birthday cake with me. I hope all of you will join me for another year.

Dalmatian of the Day

Watch of the Day


  1. Just one more day to go but Congratulations in advance and glad to hear the surgery went well.

  2. Get well soon I mean hoping for your fast recovery ^_^

  3. You are really a tough guy, writing just after having a surgery? Whew!

    "I'm sure that most doctors get sick of listening to me anyway. I'm always suggesting that they try treatments that my veterinarian has used on my dogs." - that's a big LOL :D

    Congratulations on your blogiversary, i read your blog every day but just lazy to leave comments. It's an accomplishment to have blog every day of the year, I definitely just cannot do that.
    Be back tomorrow, keep me my share of virtual cake, cheers!

  4. Virtual birthday cake for sure! I misunderstood what your surgery was for (as you know). Hope everything went well, and that you are on the mend quickly.

  5. hope your doing well now:)

    happy blogiversary!!!

  6. Well..you always find a way to make me laugh.....almost off of my chair :)
    ("I'm always suggesting that they try treatments that my veterinarian has used on my dogs")

    I´ve read your article about Pierre Lachaise, enjoyed it very much..used to be a J. Morrison fan too :)

    In the past two years, I´ve been working at a hospital..don´t like it very much either but a woman´s gotta do... :)

    Will surely want a piece of virtual cake :)
    All the best for your recovery

  7. I feel for you. I had some pretty large kidney stones and they were the worst. My first bout with them the ER doc told me that he had Viet Nam vets who were shot in Nam tell him that kidney stones were far worse than anything they experienced in Nam. When I had mine kidney stone procedure, they inserted a stint to keep me open to pass the fragments instead of a catheter. That wasn't very fun either. Feel better soon