Brief Update

1. A Russian astrologer is suing NASA. How hilarious is that? “Deform her horoscope.” You can’t make shit like that up.

2. They have just wheeled my dad in for surgery and my mom called to report that she scrutinized the doctor and that he appears very “healthy and alert”–the doctor, not my dad. My mom doesn’t want any sick and tired folks working on her husband.

5 thoughts on “Brief Update

  1. your mom sounds like a cool woman. i do the same thing when i’m involved in having any sort of medical or other service work done. i make sure they seem competent and also trustworthy–even in places where it shouldn’t be a question.

    i ended up with a chipped molar from my wisdom tooth extraction and i probably should have filed a suit or something over it, but i consider it my own damned fault for going through with it even though the folks who did the surgery barely seemed qualified to distribute aspirin.

  2. Oh, I hope everything goes well, as I’m sure it will since your mom checked out the doc and all.

  3. I hope your dad gets through ok. It is quite important to make sure the surgeon is on top of things – you don’t want a surgeon on the butt end of a 36 hour shift!

    I hope his surgery isn’t related to reading your blog for the first time!

  4. Well, I figure that there are two worst case scenarios. In the more likely (but still not very likely at all) scenario, there’s some big problem and they have to amputate his foot, in which case, he can get a peg leg and be the Pirate Pastor. He has already agreed that this sounds like fun.

    Or he could die, which is about as likely as him getting hit by a car while out on his walk. It’s not out of the realm of possibility, but it’s so unlikely that worrying about it is a waste of time.

    On the other hand, if he does have to get a peg leg (Do they even still have those? What if you really want one?), I need a good line on a parrot with a sense of humor.

  5. my dad was friends with a fellow when i was young who designed and fitted prosthetic limbs, primarily in war-torn or recovering countries like vietnam. having read your later post alrady, i won’t recommend him, but instead feel conflicted as i celebrate your dad’s continuing anatomical integrity and mourn the loss of a potential pirate :(

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