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I Guess You Could Say……..

I had a BIG Medical Holiday (Ha!)…….As all of the MR Community knows, I think, I spent the 28th of December through the 3rd of January in the confines of the OKC VA Facility (VA Hospital)……  Seems it wasn’t my choice, but, if things didn’t fall into place the way they did, I might not […]

I Wonder…..

……Whether it’s the “Weather”……  I’ve been feeling yucky as can be for the last two weeks or so and I think I’m going to blame the “Weather”……  We went from freezing cold Winter Weather to high 60’s and low 70’s with lots of wind and low, low humidity – Big fire danger, for about a […]

Blues Appointment…..

Yep, it’s stressful being a Bluesman…..  I’ve scheduled my appointment for Blue Monday…..

Star Wars Technology……

It’s amazing the advances that have occurred in the Medical field….. Our drummer has been diagnosed with two benign brain tumors….. They now have a procedure called Gamma Knife Surgery…. They’ve developed this machine that looks similar to an MRI unit….. The patient remains awake through the whole thing….. First the upper part of the […]

In Memory Of…..

…..One of the “Coolest Cats” to ever roam The Great White North…… On 18JAN2011 we lost Rainy Cat to kidney disease…… This is more than an MRRC Report, as Rainy Cat was family…… She, along with her two (2) partners, Holstein the Cat and Gimli the Frog, controlled and ran the Jek/Tarn residence since their […]

New Name – Same “Old” Condition…..

I thought of this (and, believe me, sometimes thinking isn’t as easy as it used to be) when I tried to look-up the correct spelling of “Alzheimer’s” in my 1977 Webster’s pocket dickshunary (Ha!)….. It wasn’t there….. I did find “Senile”…… So, I’m thinkin’ it’s just a new name for old age forgetfulness that’s been […]

Piglet Flu (P1D1 Virus)……

…..Remember Prairie Dog Bob?……. I had almost forgotten about him as he has been gone on some extended adventure for a couple of months……. Actually everything around here had become calm and serene…… Well, he finally burst into MR Headquarters yesterday, wheezing, sneezing, coughing, and sweating….. Not only was his face pale, his fur even […]

No-See-Ums……

Since I’ve been doing a lot of outside work lately, and, here in Oklahoma, with all the recent rains, humidity, and high temperatures, the insect population has exploded, so, I purchased some insect repellent….. Now, it states very plainly the little varmints it is supposed to repel: Mosquitoes, Chiggers, Biting Flies, No-See-Ums, Gnats, and Fleas….. […]

Is THAT Really Me?……

On my recent vacation/inspection of the Great North West, I took lots of pics, and had just as many, or more, taken of me with my camera…… Here’s the deal – The person I see in the photos doesn’t look like the person I see in the mirror!….. I understand the reverse image – left/right […]

VA The Best!

Wow.  This just in: The VA is the best.  Check out this Time Magazine Article: “How VA Hospitals Became The Best”.  It totally makes sense: The system is self-contained.  The technology need not integrate with outside systems and all patient information is available inside. The VA has patients for life; so it is in their […]

…The Continuing Story of MR and the V.A….

If you think Veterans get free medical from the V.A., you’re wrong…. I spent over six hours at the V.A. yesterday and saw only two real doctors…. One for about five minutes and the other for 10 minutes…. You don’t pay in money, although, depending on your income, you do have a low co-payment, but […]

My Night in the Psycho Ward

Yeah, I know, everyone, including myself, thought I was going in for a thyroid surgery and a nice overnight stay with room service and some good drugs…… As it turned out the surgery ended up being the least of my worries…. After the recovery room, I ended up in my room for the night….. My […]

MR is OK

MR is doing fine.  The surgeon told us that they were able to save both of his parathyroid glands. (The ones that regulate calcium.)  They also got all of nodule/potential tumor out–along with the entire thyroid.  Fortunately it appears the nerve to his vocal chords is fully operational, meaning that he is able to talk/complain. […]

On Again….. (Off Again?)…..

I hope not!…… Well, the surgery has been rescheduled for this Friday the 31st……. I won’t know the exact time until the day before…… Surely, this thing will come down this time and I can put it behind me….. So-o-o, I leave the Blog in Community hands…… Use and Abuse to your heart’s desire……. So […]

Stranger Things Have Happened (But I Don’t know to whom or where)

About three weeks ago, I met with the surgeons at the V.A. and was officially set-up for Thyroid surgery on the 24th of March….. Everyday since then, I’ve awoke with knots in the stomach, nervousness, sleeplessness, and headaches just thinking of all the possible outcomes of the surgery, but, there was one scenario that had […]