Friday, March 02, 2012

It's Always Something . . .

Thanks to all y'all for all the compassion and friendship you have given me.  I sincerely appreciate it. And here's a one minute blast from the late, great Gilda Radner that is pertinent to my so-called life.

 

Yesterday was Thoracic Surgeon day and I was to get my test results. Dr. Dave is somewhat atypical of my experience with surgical types. He's friendly, funny and personable and very thorough. I can't help but reiterate how my dear Dr. Maria always refers me to the greatest specialists. It's a blessing.

Again I was amazed with the progress of modern technology in medicine. Dr. Dave came in with a DVD with my name on it in popped it in the examining room's computer. It didn't want to load properly so he called the Foundation to send it over to again and sent me home with orders to call him after five and tell his service to page him. I did and he called back relatively quickly. There's a blockage in one of my carotid arteries and he said it really isn't that bad. However, because of my history of stroke and the recent episode with my eye, he wants to do surgery and explained that it only requires an overnight stay. I said okay.

Soooooooo sometime in the next couple weeks, I'm going under the knife. I'm always a bit nervous about such things but Dr. Dave is terrific and I trust him.

So that's the latest from Kay's World!!! I tried to get around and see as many of y'all as I could and try for more tomorrow.

Happy Blogging!!!!!

Kay

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're in good medical hands, Kay. Amazing isn't it, that they can clear out the carotid and have you home so quickly! I can certainly understand your nervousness -- seems pretty normal to me under any circumstances. Know you'll be glad when it's done. Will be sending positive vibes from the West Coast your way.

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  2. Sounds like you're in good medical hands, Kay. Amazing isn't it, that they can clear out the carotid and have you home so quickly! I can certainly understand your nervousness -- seems pretty normal to me under any circumstances. Know you'll be glad when it's done. Will be sending positive vibes from the West Coast your way.

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    1. Thanks!!! And yes, it is pretty miraculous and yeah, I'm glad he's not wasting time.

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  3. Everyone should be so lucky as to have a surgeon who "isn't typical of surgical types." Keep us posted, dear.

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    1. LOL Yes, they should. The reason I blog about this stuff is to de-mystify medical procedures and advances in medicine.

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  4. Stroke and Thoraci surgeons.. We have a lot in common. I love my "baby aspirin" Planning on being up your way this spring. Hopefully we caneet up.. Sendy prayers your way

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  5. Keep those pipes clean! Dr. Dave's the man! Good luck anyway, as it's always a good thing to say. Talk to you when it's over.

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    1. Hopefully, it will work well and yeah, all of the Legion are excellent. I'll be fine; I've got places to go and people to see -- including a trip to see you!!!

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  6. You are right. If it is not one thing it is another. It does sound like you are in good handss and all will go smoothly. I will be checking back on your progress and holding you in my thoughts.

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    1. Thanks, Maria!!! I'll be fine!!!

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  7. Good luck with your surgery. It sounds as though it's fortunate they caught it now and that you have a great surgeon.

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    1. Thanks!!!! I am blessed and grateful for the excellent care I have.

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  8. Hi Kay.
    Its a comfort for me and my wife to know that you are in good hands.

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    1. Awwwwwwww thanks!! You and the Missus are great friends!!!

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  9. it's a wonder to have decent doctors let alone one you like and trust
    stay on the positive

    dear wonderful Gilda, she was something

    I've been sending out all sorts of good karma for you and
    Hope sends hugs

    she even asked me why she "knows all these people I don't really know Nana, cause they live in the iPad?"

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    1. Yes, Gilda was the best and left us far too soon!!!

      Hug Hope for me!!! She is a very cool little person!

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  10. It's good that it is found sooner rather than later. Good luck with the overnighter.

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    1. Indeed!!! An overnighter, given my medical history, is a no-brainer!!!

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  11. Gilda is the greatest! But I didn't know that you, too, are a star of the small screen -- in the form of your DVD? Maybe you'll put it on youtube!

    Seriously, tho', good luck with your surgery; may your doctor have magic hands.

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  12. I had a friend who used to say..."If it isn't one thing, it's TEN!!" I wish you all the best, my dear....Dr.Dave sounds like a WONDERFUL doctor...and it is amazing they can do this surgery and have you home in a day...! Sending Healing Thoughts, my dear.

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    1. Thanks!!! Dr. Dave is really great! I'll be back in shape quickly -- I hope!!!!

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  13. My good friend had the same surgery a couple of years ago....she had a stroke several years back; and like you, she wanted to make sure everything was okay. Good luck with the surgery Kay...and don't worry sweetie...you'll be fine. ~Joy

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    1. Yes, I will. Still, I do worry -- I think it's part of my DNA. LOL

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  14. Good luck, Kay. Sounds like you are in very good hands.

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    1. Yes, I am and part of it all is friends like you!

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  15. This is good news, scary new, too, but still good news as it can be fixed. It sounds like you have a wonderful surgeon which is a great plus. I so glad you have him.

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  16. Since I turned 60! . . . I've been hit a few times, and I'm still here. Maybe it's like my uncle (one o'the nine) used to say about his stern grandma, I'm too mean to die. So you have to keep showing how mean and determined you can be at life's event and keep going, just like me! Seriously, I'm glad you know and are able to do something preventive rather than reactive. Does that make sense?! I'll be thinking of you something every day until I read an update afterwards! (I'm about to go on high-blood pressure meds myself--my latest bummer!) Much luck!

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    1. I always say that Heaven doesn't want me and Satan is afraid that I'll take over!!!! :)

      With my history, I try to be proactive -- it saves a lot of pain.

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  17. Anonymous3:51 PM

    We'll (all of your blog friends) be pulling for ya!
    Cop Car

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    1. And of that I'm ever so glad and grateful!!!!

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  18. Surgery?? Good luck, chica!!

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  19. You're getting a stent??

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    1. Thanks!!!!

      No, I'm not getting a stent, Dr. Dave is gonna clear out a blockage. Ain't modern medicine amazing?

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  20. I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you, hoping all will go well and you are back in no time with groaners galore.

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  21. I'll be watching closely for the follow up to THIS post, you can bet! And a cardio surgeon with personality? Must be the only one on the planet and I'm ever so glad you got him.

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