Thursday, September 05, 2013

Guess Where I've Been The Past Few Days?

Waiting for my completed paperwork yesterday to leave the hospital

Yep, I've been in the hospital.  I went in Monday night and left yesterday afternoon after my surgery on Tuesday afternoon.  

More about my "adventure" hopefully later today. Just wanted to touch base with you all to let you know I'm still alive and kicking.  But the past two weeks and especially the past two days have been especially rough. But I'm a tough old bird and I'm still here. It's going to take more than a goddamn stuck kidney stone to take me out.  
My "Leggins" - to keep the swelling down in my lower extremities - felt good!

Admission night - Monday - wired up and what's with my hair?
Intravenous painkiller in my right arm and fed my intravenous fluids in my right hand - one sick pup


Tony said...

Glad you are okay and hopefully over the "stone incident". I was wondering where you were! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Bob said...

Glad you're feeling better.

Roger said...

A trip to Panera is in order...... :-)

Arleen said...


I am so glad you gave us an update. I was getting very worried.

Love the leggings....the nightie, not so much.


pat888 said...

Ah, Ron, you look adorable in all those photos! And huge cheers for getting thru it all.


Amanda said...

I am so glad you feel better Ron! Thank you so much for letting us know through Facebook "live" what was going on so we didn't have to worry! (for the friends who are on Facebook).

anne marie in philly said...

so how come you didn't have your phone with you so that we could watch the surgery and everything? ;-)

seriously, I hope the MFing stone NEVER returns! you need a trip to the bay leaf and a margarita!

Anonymous said...

Love the "do"!!!

Peace <3

Anonymous said...

I'm with everyone else....wondered "knew" where you were and hoping that all was well. Did you ask your urologist to
get an exam of the stone you passed to see what in your diet is causing this problem. Most of what I read is fresh squeezed
citrus drinks are really good to keep the toxins flushed from your kidneys and disolve the very tiny stones.
So glad to have you back. Stuart in FL.

Jon said...

I was worried about you. It's good to know that you won the fight with the kidney stone! Finally!

Raybeard said...

Much relief for me and the pussies to read this, Ron. Much confess my heart had begun to sink in a 'what's happened?' kind of way. Still not good to see the state you're in, though your attitude seems perky enough. I only hope that the relief I felt a few minutes ago will be felt by you in physical reality and a hundredfold very soon - and you're back in the 'normal' world. Will keep watching!

Harpers Keeper said...

True, the hair was a bit of a risk but the frock is charming; and with coordinated leggings.

Be careful in that hospital. "Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man."

Ron said...

I was a mess during my hospital stay. I wonder how many of the hospital personnel who saw me in my distressed state this week were folks I've checked into the hotel during one of Beebe Hospital's many recruiting drives. They sure have seen me every which way this past week. No more Suave Mystery Man behind the front desk after I exposed all this week.

Ron said...


Good to hear from you! I'm slowly regaining my strength back. Been a rough week for the old cowpoke.


Ron said...

Thank you Bob. I hope to get up to speed next week. This has been a week I'll not long forget.

Ron said...


I would agree!


Ron said...


That "nightie", I could never keep entirely closed in the back. After awhile I just didn't care. Thanks for your well wishes.


Ron said...


You're very nice to say so but I was a total mess when I was in the hospital.

I am glad I'm out though. There is truly no place like home.


Ron said...


Thank you for your good wishes. I'm slowly regaining my strength. Looking forward to getting back to my normal rambunctious ways.


Ron said...

Anne Marie,

Believe me, I already had a large FEMALE audience for my surgery which I'm sure you know was very intimate. Believe me, I have no secrets from anyone in that operating room that day. They all KNOW Ron VERY WELL.

By the way, Pat and I will see you and Dr. Spo on November 7th in KOP. We can celebrate my birthday. Yay!


Ron said...

Thanks Jay, it was "au naturale"


Ron said...


All good advice which I'm taking.

Thanks for your good wishes.


Ron said...


Thanks for your concern. The battle isn't quite over yet, I have to get the two remaining kidney stones broken up with a "kidney stone bath".

I'm so far behind on everything now. I missed everyone, all my friends especially you Jon.


Ron said...


I'm slowly returning from the near dead. Just an awful past two weeks. Almost done, just have to break up these remaining kidney stones. Then back to my rascally self.

Always good to hear from you Ray.


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