Monday, February 4, 2013

2-4-2013 CT Scan

  Well, step one. Get the CT Scan of the Throat. Dr Rathfoot ordered it just of the throat with contrast. We went to UT and got that done today, me and Denise. The admit was fast and it almost went flawless. The lady was nice and asked which arm, I didn't care, so she picked the right one. She stuck and got ready and while I was on the table she noticed a bump coming up and thought it was leaking. She said she had a gut feeling it was and was afraid to run the contrast, said it could cause some things and I'd have to be checked if we ran it, and asked if she could stick the left arm. I told her I'd rather go with her gut instinct and let her do the left. That one went by with no problems. Good thing too, I ran out of arms, lol. She was very nice though, and good at her job. I think we all have those days and those moments. An error isn't a mistake unless it is not addressed. I hate needles but that seems to go with the area I seem to find myself in. No worse than the B12 shots I get each week.

  Me and Denise went to Earth Fare so she could get her the drinks she drinks, Zevia. I'm not crazy about them but they're healthier than the Mt Dews I drink, which seem to be about as bad for you as the Dr Peppers I drank for so many years. We also hit their Gluten Free section while we were there, we're back trying that again. It's taken a few weeks but I feel better, we all do. I met two family members at my aunt Perk's funeral last week that one is a Celiac and the other Gluten Intolerant. Perk, I have no doubt is in Heaven now with most of the rest of the family. Some people have to tell you their faith, or place something on their car, or chat about it in your face. This lady, you never wondered, you observed, even without meaning to or looking for. She spoke it through kind and caring actions, the peace and serenity in her eyes. She lead by example, not because she wanted to lead but rather because she actually lived that way. Often and hard her faith was tested. One doesn't get strong without exercise and perhaps that was what made her faith so strong. Once again the earth gets a bit darker and Heaven a bit brighter with her passing.

   Mom has her surgery coming soon. She is scared. I cannot show fear, least fear feeds fear. I dare not show weakness, least weakness feeds weakness.   

This is the video of the whole uncut version of my favorite Super Bowl Commercial. It differs quite a lot from the one on TV. I don't know who made this video to go along with it but they done a good job. Personally I'd started with a Massey Ferguson, which ain't made any more, but I might be a little partial, lol. This is worth the 2 minutes and 39 seconds to listen to.