[gardeners] Home again

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 20 Sep 2002 13:20:32 -0500

Miz Anne and I got home at about 11:15 am today and found a frantic dog
who was so hoarse from crying that she couldn't bark. She finally calmed
down and is now asleep on my foot. Poor baby, our housesitter, a friends
kid, decided he didn't want to stay here and came in twice a day to
collect the paper and the mail and to talk to the dog. Next time I'll
leave Miz Anne at home to take care of the dog and make the kid go to
the hospital with me. <VBG>

Had the dye angiogram yesterday, started at 1320 hours and finished at
1310 hours. I can tell you that radioactive iodine tastes really nasty
when they shoot it into your carotids. Doc says carotids and taste buds
in mouth are so close the stuff goes right to them. Also sent shooting
pains into my sinus cavities but had a good secondary effect, last night
they all drained for the first time in months. I can tell you that I
recommend the latest version of angiograms, no pain, opening in leg
healed quicker, had to lay flat for one hour after the gram and then was
sent home. Didn't go home but spent the rest of the day and night there
in quest quarters and then headed home this morning. Stopped by my
daughter's place as she had her gall bladder removed Wednesday and isn't
feeling too good. Granddaughter is taking good care of her though. I
drove 125 miles home with no pain no problems.

Anyhow, no surgery date yet. I go back for a follow-up and to get my
surgery date on 10/03/02, probably going to be shortly after that visit.
Will then be in Houston two full days and then home again. It is good to
be home in the care of Miss Sleepy Dawg Shirley though.

Life is good.