Sunday, 11 December 2016

The Taste Of Grapes

Sunday Mornin' Coming Down - A post about my Dad each Sunday, named after a song that he loved.

When my dad had his hip replacement surgery I sent him an Edible Arrangement, a pretty bouquet made of cut fruit. I remember talking to him on the phone a couple of weeks into his recovery and he said that when he was finally able to eat something, since the pain medication made him very nauseous, he started with the grapes from the arrangement. He was so thankful for those grapes and talked about how sweet and refreshing they were.

Teri, Monica, Maria, Matty, and K sent me an Edible Arrangement yesterday and I had the grapes right away. My dad was right, they were awesome; so cool and juicy, a great thing to have when you start eating after surgery.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Doesn't Love Me

Mom is here helping me after my surgery, and Two is all over her. Basically Caturday continues to be images of my cat not wanting to be near me. She will literally sit with anyone else in the room but me. Follow her on Instagram, link on the left. (If you click on the Instagram images you can read her strange comments.)

Friday, 9 December 2016

Poked Not Cut

I had my cholecystectomy today (surgery to have my gallbladder removed.) I had to be at the hospital for noon and then the surgery was scheduled for 2, I was home by 7pm. There was a small chance that they would need to do an 'open' procedure and I would have an incision to recover from. As soon as abdominal muscles get cut recovery becomes longer, more complicated, and painful.

Luckily they were able to complete the 90 minute procedure laparoscopically. Modern medical technology is amazing. Now my gallbladder is gone and I just have three tiny cuts around my rib cage and a larger incision in my belly button (aka no sliced muscles.) I am looking forward to healing quickly and having an awesome belly button scar.

Teri mentioned that her dad has had laparoscopic surgery before but that it was robotic, which is even more fascinating.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

A Christmas Caturday

We put up our Christmas tree this week and today Two, like many cats before her, discovered that she likes to sit under it.

Two Thinks She Is A Present
December 2016
Photo by Jason with his phone