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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A day at the Spa

Bleary eyed, yet filled with anticipation, Margaret began her day with a warm welcome from Hot Bone Doctor. Anticipating the fear factor and taking it seems the stance that...more fear is better..he started the conversation with..."there's nothing left, we're going to have to take the entire front of the shoulder out."

Margaret returned to her seat ....a paler version of herself.

Next to visit, Hot Anesthesiologist. The most important member of the dance crew as far as we were all concerned. HA gave young pale Margaret the low down about her new improved pain plan which involved tanned, shirtless, muscled male beauties serving her every need. An excellent plan.

Back to her waiting room seat where we were all able to observe the pep talk being giving by HBD to his posse. There was even a RN who was apparently the team masseuse. We all applauded this new addition to the crew as well as her efforts to limber every one up.

5 hours pass....tick tock...
(Tangible went shopping)

Margaret met us back in her suite with a dazed but PAIN FREE expression of surprise. Apparently the last visitor to her dance card had left her with no pain management and this was the black hole she expected again. Success! Nerve Blocks, Gravol and several other important ingredients had been added to the the recipe. Good Times!

We left young pale Margaret ready for bed. Freshly washed and ready for her first night lying on her back in 8 years.

Sweet Dreams.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Start the clock

Hair cut,pick my care aide up at the airport,Stop for my last Marble Slab,pack my tooth brush,call about Op time and cuddle puppy and OD, group hug.... TTYL gater.....

Monday, October 25, 2010

Guest Bloggers


Organic Dude

While I am away pursuing my dream to perform on the high trapeze for La Cirque, Tangible and Organic Dude will step up to fill the gap. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR $#@# MIND You ask??.....well I have a lot of trust in these two dear folk and their deep caring and respect for yours truly and of course for you my faithfull followers. Be open and gentle with them. They are deft in their manipulation of the Queens English and in the case of Tangible in the dialect of The Pink Panther as well and you certainly will find yourself entertained. Do not believe all they write....they are both quite psychotically a good way. Lets welcome them, my friends.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

That time of the year again


Remember last year when OD announced the Gyro formal dance was tonite and I did all a girl does to make herself thinner, younger and prettier as well as stocked up on all my small talk gibberish,only to be told when I emerged from my boudoir..The ball was next month!!%$#@# He says it's it?
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Saturday, October 23, 2010


OMG!!! Talk about a flashback after seeing this movie....THIS IS A MUST SEE,and I have to say brought me back to such good times spent with my mom at the track from the age of 6 up. Those early mornings in the huddle with dad and random Greek and Asian dudes handicapping the races of the day. Chatting up the Vets, grooms and exercise boys.....ohoh..fantasy coming on on the track, hair long and licorice black, flying in the wind as I breeze the pick of the day. Stopping only when Ronnie Turcot steps out on the track to stop us and lift me gently from the big red colt I was riding.OMG....go see this movie but take a box of kleenex with you.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Request List

Today, I am completing the last of my essential needs in preparation for Titanium Wedensday. We...the women in our family have an essential prerequisite to returning home following any invasive medical treatment....simply put....NEW BEDDING....Armed with my Bargain Moose coupon at Sears, I am off to purchase my POST OP BEDDING...***which by the way must not be wrinkled or sweat upon by man or dog prior to my arrival.I'm feeling Seafoam green and shades of coffee and gold. Next stop M&M's to purchase the best Almond Chocolate icecream bars and Maple Walnut icecream made by man then over to Cobbs for my favorite Artisan buns and bread and Sunshine Market for ..The Best Cheese ever and then to Purdy's to get my analgesic Snowballs. It is important I do these things myself as thoughts of being left to Organic Dude and a plethora of green smoothie combinations has kept me awake for nights. Not the masses of surgical/doctor videos and jokes sent to me by you, my friends but the vision of bits of kale floating in congealed gogi berries, has caused these bags under my eyes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

On Task

The Cat Scan, blood letting,giving, testing, heart and lung function completed and chat with anesthetist regarding need for 28 hour nerve block, my pain threshold assessment, are done. I am on the fast track now. Just 1 tiny setback following 2 days of tests.....momentary insanity....lapse in absence of guts led me to seriously consider ,sneaking off in the mist in Little Red and starting a new life as a ranch hand/horse psychologist in Big Sky Country (Montana).I spoke with the family self appointed/educated Life Coach, went to my safe place, reorganized, cowboyed up and voila....posted...ready now...lets rock and roll.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

edmonton Scavenger Hunt score

Organic Dude 0, Laurie 10.....she had on hand, found in a timely way and knew the answers to all requests. The spectators were entertained and amazed as it all unfolded in a quiet, unmedicated way.....even the final and pics tomorrow.....stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Due to changes in in life, Christmas was moved up to Thanksliving(name change by Sarah.This made discovering a decorated Xmas tree in the Edmonton homes living room, not an alarm to call in the family Shrink but an opportunity to open presents 2 months early. That's what real love is...a working and for the most part single parent with 1 day warning we we on our way to spend Thanksgiving with them not only managed to deliver a sumptuous feast but a fully decorated Xmas tree complete with wrapped presents. Did I mention the supermoms iron is at an all time low of 1 and the dinner was for 10 very confused family members.Don't anyone underestimate the power of a whiny mother with pending surgery and a desire to see the new house in festive decor.

Monday, October 11, 2010

AHH...Surgery not Mental Health yet


Welcome to the Psychiatric Ward.

If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.

If you are codependent, please ask someone to press 2.

If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6.

If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call.

If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.

If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer.

If you are delusional and occasionally hallucinate, please be aware that the thing you are holding on the side of your head is alive and about to bite off your ear.

Wow feeling the love ladies....

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Starting to meet with the Possey

Had lunch 3 times this week with girl friends as I'm anticipating my future holds rather a dry spell in the ladies who lunch department. Summer pulls us all in different directions mostly family committments,(I had the most fun I think...moving my babes) but great to hear others stories of summer, and what their kids are doing, as well as....the Colonoscopy, the cateract surgery, the knee replacement, the lipo and Birch Proceedure...etc....etc....

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Pick a number people, there's a lineup forming

A nurse was leaving the hospital one afternoon when she seen a doctor standing in front of the office shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

"Can you help me", said the doctor, "this is really important and my office manager has left. Can you make this thing turn on?"

"Sure", said the nurse, happy that the doctor had asked her for help.

She turned the machine on, inserted the paper and pressed the green start button.

"Wonderful!" said the doctor as his paper disappeared inside the machine.

"I'll just need two copies of that"

Monday, October 04, 2010


Remember this pic, just after the rain last week.

1 Week later.

I will so be planting these next year.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

From the next Curse

It’ll Be Okay

A man was wheeling himself frantically down the hall of the hospital in his wheelchair, just before his operation. The head nurse stopped him and asked, “What’s the matter?”

He said, “I heard the nurse say, ‘It’s a very simple operation, don’t worry, I’m sure it will be all right.’”

The head nurse said, “She was just trying to comfort you. What’s so frightening about that?”

The patient said, “She wasn’t talking to me. She was talking to my surgeon!”

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Snack Opposites

This is us....on to mega years of marriage still miles apart but oddly.... still together. He chooses ice water without the ice...WTH!...and a slice of lemon. I order 2 glasses of the Triggs Merlot. He chooses Marble Slab Vanilla with fresh cherries. I the Rum chocolate with Score mixins....and then today he makes dried fruit in the dehydrator with cinnamon to boost metabolism and I chocolate rockyroad fudge with nuts and Neilsons Crispy Crunch topping for the same reason.

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