Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Latest Medical Updates...

Is it any wonder
that there are so many
people with heart and lung problems?

Wonder where in the world
people from my generation
got the idea to smoke?

After all, your doctor
wanted you to smoke!

He especially wanted
you to smoke Camels!

And all doctors smoked
in the labs!
No danger there!

We were even encouraged
to put cigarettes on
our Santa lists!

If your doctor
couldn't convince you,
maybe your dentist could!

Hey, doc...
on your way to make
that house call,
could you pick me up
a pack of Camels?

What? The store is closed?
Just bum some from
the friendly, local cop!

Are you one of the
Lucky ones who smoke
because 20,679 doctors
told you to?

Well, thank you, Lurch,
for giving up that pipe
after all these years!


Thanks to you all for all your prayers and support these last couple of weeks. It has been a trying ordeal, but we all survived. Please continue your prayers for my family as both Lurch and Mom cope with their illnesses.

Mother and I spent a long day at MD Anderson. If you have been there, you know the routine. Upon your arrival, you are handed a schedule of tests and appointments for the day. Mom's appointments were in multiple buildings and on multiple floors, so we had a busy, busy day "hurrying to wait". To her disappointment, she learned that she is not a candidate for stem cell transplant at this time, but she was a trooper and continued with tests in case her status changes.

Lurch went through a series of cardiac diagnostic tests to determine if he could undergo toe surgery. After much deliberation, his doctors agreed with us that Lurch could have his surgery with a local block rather than "go under" anesthetic. Lurch is now recovering and hobbling around the house and getting waited on...again! The good news is that Lurch got good reports on his heart tests. However, he still has a way to go in his cardiac rehabilitation before he has full heart and lung function.

Did you hear that? That was a big sigh of relief coming from me! Thank you, dear friends, for helping me get through the last couple of weeks! So what can I do to return your kindness?

How about a contest with a prize? Yippee! A contest!

On Wednesday, some time during the day...unscheduled and unannounced...I will post a quick contest on Moonlight Hollow. On Thursday, I will post a quick contest on The Renaissance Chick. Yes, you can participate in both contests and win both prizes! (Watch out, girls, Trash Talk is a fierce competitor!)

What is the prize, you ask?

The prize will be a small (8x10), original fabric collage art piece made by me. I will use a photo from my personal vintage photo collection to feature on the collage or I will use an image that you email me...your choice!

Don't forget to play!

Contests will be posted unscheduled on the following days:
Wednesday, July 22...Moonlight Hollow
Thursday, July 23...The Renaissance Chick

Did I mention that the contestfor Moonlight Hollow will be about Texas? Better study up, California girls!


trash talk said...

Would you quit warning everybody about me. Part of my success is the fact that since I am kinda blonde, everyone thinks I'm stoopid...don't tell them I aren't!

Lou Cinda said...

So glad to hear the good news about Lurch and the fact your mom continues to be so upbeat and positive! I will continue to keep each one of you in my prayers~

I'll be back tomorrow!

Lou Cinda :)

Sue said...

You know,blondes, especially left-handed, Gemini ones from Calif, REALLY have to concentrate on these contests things. I will read up on Texas tonight and get to bed early so I can be a good competitor!! Glad your mom and Larry are doing better! It's been a tough year. Take care!

Cher said...

A famous baseball player friend of mine (yes, I know other famous people besides you bloggers!) advertised cigarettes nationwide. But, in his defense, he smoked back then. Everybody did. Like they all drank Coke with cocaine in it. Dern, the good old days!

The Texas Woman

Linda said...

So glad Lurch is doing well. And...your mom. Try to get some rest...good to see you having contests. That's ALWAYS a good sign!!!!!!!