Our day went off without a hitch. It was 7:35 this morning when we rolled out of the driveway under cloudy skies for London’s St. Joseph’s Hospital. Bare dry roads all the way and traffic was light. It was 8:50 when we parked the Jeep on the top level of a parking garage across the street from the hospital. As always we were there in good time as we made our way down a concrete stairwell and across the street to the hospital. Kelly registered for her procedure and was led straightaway through a large sliding glass door and that was the last I saw of her for the next few hours.
THE LAST FEW SPOTS LEFT IN THE OVERCROWDED PARKING GARAGE WERE ON THE ROOF
LOOKING OVER THE EDGE AT THE PARKING GARAGE I SPOTTED OUR HOSPITAL ENTRANCE ACROSS THE STREET UNDER THE GRAY OVERHANG
LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE PARKING GARAGE ROOF ONE SEES THE SKYLINE OF DOWNTOWN LONDON ONTARIO
KELLY BOOTS IT INTO THE HOSPITAL
I had brought both my Kindle and laptop computer so I sat in the immediate waiting room reading for about half an hour before heading out in search of a Tim Hortons coffee shop I knew to be hiding somewhere within the confines of the hospital. With a few wrong turns up a couple hallways leading to medical rooms I finally picked a long hall heading in a northerly direction and soon came upon a long line-up. No it wasn’t the fidgety colonoscopy line, it was Tim Hortons.
TIM HORTON COFFEE SHOP LINE UP….I THINK I WAS NUMBER 512 IN THE LINE!!
Along my way searching for Tim Hortons I had passed through a large area with a bunch of padded chairs and in that room there was not one single human being to be found so with coffee in hand I hustled myself back there and thoroughly enjoyed the next 45 minutes or so quietly reading and bonking around on my laptop all by myself:))
AHHHHHH, NOT ONE HUMANOID IN SIGHT….MY COATS ON A CHAIR AND MY RED KINDLE SITS ATOP MY LAPTOP CASE
About 11:15 I headed back to the endoscopy waiting room. Twenty minutes later my name was called and I was led into the recovery room. Kelly appeared about 10 minutes later looking totally unscathed from her endoscopy-biopsy procedure. We sat there another 40 minutes waiting for the surgeon guy to come and talk to her and when he did it was his helper who came and said things looked Okay so far but the true pathology report would be back in about a week to 10 days. So now we’ll have to wait and see what that says and whether she will be called back again before meeting with her University Hospital Liver Doctor on May 1rst. Aside from a slightly sore throat and some pain in her abdomen tonight she’s doing Okay. Thanks to friends and readers for their concern…………….
WAITING FOR KELLY IN THE RECOVERY ROOM AND SHE’S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT CURTAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT RECOVERING BODY IN THE BED AT RIGHT
We didn’t waste any time exiting the hospital and retrieving the Jeep up on the parking garage roof. The parking cost us $11 and it’s always such a PITA paying those damn money grubbing machines they have set up. With Pheebe waiting for us at home it didn’t take us long to put London in Libby’s rear view mirror. We were home by 2 p.m. to a very happy little tail wagging doggy:))))))))))))
Oh, about the fish……….Inside the southeast entrance to St. Joseph’s Hospital there is an aquarium:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The caterer was consulting with a woman about throwing a birthday party for her 72-year-old husband.
"Is it a surprise?" the caterer asked.
"Oh, no," answered the woman. "My husband knows he's going to be 72."
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue,
Mistakes I cannot sea;
I've run this poem threw it,
I'm sure your please to no;
Its letter perfect in it's weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.
A father and son went fishing one day. While they were out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He asked his father, "How does this boat float? The father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later, the boy looked at his father and asked, "How do fish breath underwater?" Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?" Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know son." Finally, the boy asked his father, "Dad, do you mind me asking you all of these questions?"
The father replied, "Of course not, if you don't ask questions, you never learn nothin'."