Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Assorted Nonsense

Life has a way of intruding. Yesterday The Groaner of the Week didn't appear because I had doctor appointment and, obviously, I am guilty of bad planning. Sigh. Today was neurologist day and while the news is less than stellar, it was sorta fun. When I received my packet from the neurology practice in the mail, it didn't specify which doctor I was to see. -- I didn't know until they called to remind me of today's appointment with Dr. Jody. I laughed like hell because he was my neurologist when I had my stroke over thirty years ago and my hospital roommate dubbed him 'Jody' because he looked like Billy Crystal who played 'Jody' on that wacky old series, "Soap". He's bald now and almost chuckled when I mentioned that -- neurologists aren't famous for their sense of humor or bedside manner (probably because they sees so much tragedy). We had good meeting and he ordered a test for neuropathy. There's no cure but there are some things that can help. The bottom line the is that I know I'm in good and trusted hands and that, my friends, is a great blessing and a cause for hope.

* I'm so glad y'all enjoyed the Banned Books Week posts. And Nance, Ambrose Bierce is indeed a snarky sort -- I hope you're laughing as hard as I do when I revisit The Devil's Dictionary. There's a copy of it on my desk.

* I'm still hoping to head up to Toledo for a few days but until I have everything scheduled, I'm not making definite plans until I know that my Social Security check has been deposited (no, I don't trust Congress nor should you)and yes, Dr. Jody has ordered yet another test. Nothing makes me hungrier than knowing that I'm not allowed to eat. Oh well.

* I've been watching a lot of the wonderful interviews from Inside the Actors' Studio -- available at Netflix, of course. If y'all haven't seen them, they are really interesting and often revealing. I particularly enjoyed the interviews with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.

Here's a video I found and I want to shake the hand of the gentleman who speaks! It softens my jaded and crabby view of the world.

Hope y'all are having a great day!

Happy Blogging!!!!!



  1. Glad you are in good hands (ummm, don't mean to sound like an Allstate ad,lol) but I'm glad you have a good Dr :)

    I love interviews with actors :)

    take care

  2. I'm glad things are looking up for you and that you are, as you say, "in good and trusted hands."

  3. Glad you're in good hands Kay....that's a comforting feeling.

    I use to watch the Actor's Studio interviews all the time, but I haven't seen one for a while now.

    Take care... ~Joy

  4. I love both those guys.

  5. Happy to hear that you are having the medical attention that you need, my friend.

    I like ol Clint and Morgan. They were great in the Unforgiven

  6. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Kay--It is always nice to be treated by someone with whom one has a history. I don't mind "cattle calls" for boarding airplanes but I don't like them for medical consultations.

    Neuropathy, I think, is like so many other medical conditions. They have applied a name to a group of symptoms, but don't have a clue what causes them or what might help. I have been highly amused in recent years by Mayo Clinic website's inclusion of alternative therapies in the "what to do about it" sections on many (if not all) of their maladies.
    Cop Car

  7. Here's hoping that you get some medical good news! It is a great advantage that you like the dr. Have a refreshing weekend, and some fun, too, Kay!

  8. Elizabeth Warren really hit the nail on the head when she pointed out, as Obama did on the video, that someone else paid for the roads that the corporations shipped their merchandise on, paid for all of the infrastructure that they (and we) use all the time. No one did it on their own.

  9. I've spent a week doing hospital-ly things to, and various other stuff.
    I am glad you trust your doctors and can even crack a joke with them.

    Hope life continues fair to middling. It's the best we can hope for.

  10. holding you in the light....hope you get the trip to toledo!

  11. Be careful in Toledo. One of my favorite stories about the place is how the audience at an Alice Cooper concert in the 1970s was so menacing, they caused his boa constrictor to faint onstage.

  12. Good to hear you're getting good treatment(s).

    Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman?!?! I have to put these in my queue, I love Actors Studio.

    Great post.

  13. I hope all the tests go well and thank goodness you have a doctor that you can trust.

  14. Sorry you are continuing to have so many health problems, Kay. What a bummer.


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