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Yesterday, in more detail

I set the alarm for 4:30 am, to make it to services at 6am. Karen hadn't been able to sleep, so she bailed on services. I came back and we went to Shady Grove for her gall bladder surgery.

Surgery at 10am, done by 11, home by 2pm. Gall bladder free, let's hope for a speedy healing.

I was wiped out, but I eventually got it together and went to Harold & Becky's for their Purim seudah. I'd had something to eat at home, so I didn't bring my full appetite with me. I arrived just in time: they were about to start. I got a seat, some wine, some whiskey, and enough food to feed three of me. I did have the venison stew (mmm...tasty. Kosher venison is hard to come by.) and by the time the haggis came out, I only had room for a bite. I limited my alcohol intake so that I could go home. By 6pm I was ready to leave, but I stayed to make sure that afternoon services could be done.

I stopped at the pharmacy and picked up Karen's pain prescription, and was home by 7. I had brought Karen some of the rice and some vam (veal prepared to taste like ham), so she ate and the two of us checked mail and watched the tube. Since I had to be at work early, I called it a night early, although I didn't get to sleep as early as I would have liked.

It was a good Purim, although I'm hoping next year's goes more like last year's. It'd be nice to be able to enjoy it more...and without Karen, it wasn't as much fun.

Oh, and in case you were worried about alcohol...


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Mar. 19th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
Give the missus my best wishes.

If I were drunk, that would rhyme.
Mar. 19th, 2003 07:40 am (UTC)
Well, then, you should drink moderately to prevent dementia. Unless you've drank excessively and caused yourself dementia. Oh, wait, never mind. Too late. :)
Mar. 19th, 2003 07:46 am (UTC)
The more you drink, the more dementia you prevent, right?
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC)
You *are* demented. Wow. And you're not even elderly!

Okay, compared to me, you're positively ancient. But you're in better general health than me, minus the dementia.
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
If you forget the dementia, I'm in better health than you.

And I just forgot the dementia! Woohoo!!
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC)
Since you're drunk again (so what else is new) I'm going to give you another tattoo, in reverse on your forehead:

"Don't forget that you're demented."

That's what I tried to say: not including the dementia, you're in better health than me, you bastard.
Mar. 19th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
you're in better health than me, you bastard.

At least I am until the War God sees what I did to his image...

Mar. 19th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
I guess that depends on how well he can bribe Lothar...
Mar. 19th, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
My mom had her gall bladder out when I was 6 and I remember her having to be in the hospital for about 2 weeks, both pre- and post- operation. (admittedly, I could be misremembering, but she was certainly in the hospital for a good amount of time.) I'm amazed it's become an out-patient procedure!

Hope she feels better soon!
Mar. 19th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: Wow!
The surgery can now be done, most of the time, as a laparoscopic operation taking about 45 minutes. It can't be done that way if your gall bladder is unusually enlarged, so the old style operation means they open your chest. Laparoscopic surgery wasn't available then, so that's why your mom was in the hospital for a long time.

Karen's surgeon was in surgery before and after her. It's conceivable that he did 3 or 4 of those surgeries that morning.
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