Friday, September 20, 2013

I Survived

I survived folks.  I was scheduled for surgery this morning at Milford Hospital at 8:30 am.  Just got home, 4:00 pm.  Long day.  Got up early.  Actual surgery or "shock therapy" only took about an hour.  All the rest was preliminaries.  I do have to say that the staff and Milford Hospital was great.  Just another reason I'm glad I retired to Delaware.  

I need my rest now.  Just wanted to keep you all up to date.  I'm too tired now to go into the details.  I may (or may not) go into details in a future blog post.  For now the photos below will have to do as a narrative of my day.

Ron is back.






24 comments:

  1. I'm glad you survived. I'm really curious to know how that procedure works. I don't understand the last photo. It looks like a scar. I thought this was supposed to be non-invasive?

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    1. Brian,

      If you check the link in my previous post it tells how this "shock therapy" (external) breaks up the kidney stones. What loooks like a scar think is a shadow. The red welts are the results of the shock therapy. No skin was broken (thank God). My kidney is very sore though and I am very tired. The procedure is non-invasive as far as it doesn't cut my skin but it is invasive none the less.

      Ron

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  2. Ron,

    You sounded beat up. Yeah, what is that last picture? An underwear ad?

    Lar

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    1. Lar,

      Oh I was beat up all right. I've been beat up a lot this year. Sort of getting tired of it. The last picture? I'm giving David Beckham a little (very "little") competition.

      Ron

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  3. BUM SHOT! WOO HOO! TIGHTY WHITEYS!

    see, I KNEW you would return to us! :)

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    1. That shot was especially for you Anne Marie! :)

      Ron

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    2. thank you, cause that's the closest I'll ever get! (wink wink nudge nudge)

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    3. You are too funny Anne Marie. :)

      Ron

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  4. Glad to hear you are ok. When you don't post for a day or two I really worry about you!

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    1. Thank you Karen.

      Ron

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  5. Ron,

    First of all, welcome back and I'm glad the procedure was a success. Let's hope the future will be free of any health issues, quite frankly, you've had enough.

    On the lighter side, nice butt!

    All the best,

    Jack

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    1. Jack,

      Thanks. I'm now poised to go another 30 plus year stretch without any health issue. I have had enough, especially this year. I feel like I've been run over by a truck or at least a motor cycle.

      Thanks for the compliment on my backside. I take my compliments wherever I can get them! :)

      Ron

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  6. Glad to know that you survived and that (hopefully) the worst is over. I'm familiar with the procedure becuase one of my uncles had it long ago. As for the last photo - - who knows, maybe you can get a job modeling for Calvin Klein.......

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    1. Jon,

      I hope the worst is over. Do you think Calvin Klein is hiring 71 year old models? They were underwear too. There's a market.

      Ron

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  7. Randy in NEB12:53 AM

    Ron, I'm very glad you came out of it alright. But did you pass the broken up kidney stones yet? If I didn't know any better,from the photo you look like you got kidney punched by a pro boxer. Also I'm liking the tightie whities. You could be an underwear model. You look better than a lot of guys half you age, nice money maker you got there! lol. Now please no more doctors and hospitals for awhile. Randy.

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    1. Randy,

      I'm the first to say "no more doctors and hospitals for awhile." Unfortunately I still have several doctors' visits lined up. Followups to my kidney stone procedures and prostate cancer. I'm not alone, my good friend Bill B. also had a similar kidney stone procedure last month and my other friend Stuart M. had both knees replaced. We're all the same age, former classmates. I guess this goes with the territory when one enters their 70's.

      Ron

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  8. Do we have a new tee shirt and underwear model for the Macys Catalog ?

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    1. Roger,

      Oh I think maybe I'm a little over the hill for modeling underwear. I only do private showings these days.

      Thanks!

      Ron

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  9. Ron,

    Funny - I thought you'd be a boxer guy. But, whew, it's all over! What a time of it you've had these last few months. May your life be more relaxed and pleasurable for the long term ahead. I'm just relieved and super glad you are back without incident.

    Pat

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    1. Pat,

      Now you know! In my younger days I used to wear boxers but the Army cured me of that habit. Their boxers were side fronts and my "thing" kept popping out. Too much trouble so these days I like to keep the family assets secure so to speak. Hmmmm..TMI?

      Ron

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  10. Ron, I'm much relieved to hear this news. Not that I thought you might post announcing you hadn't survived --well, maybe YOU might-- but that it went ok and you will continue to write and contribute to this company of good minds. So, for purely selfish reasons, I'm glad you're here.

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    1. Thank you George. I have too much unfinished business to check out just yet.

      Ron

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  11. It was good to hear from you today; I suggest you eat something lovely like a proper egg-parm !!

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    1. Dr. Spo,

      I was going to do that directly after I left the hospital but I was given firm instructions not to eat anything "too spicy." Drat! Nice to talk to you again today. You're looking might fine as usual.

      Ron

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