It Twas A Very Good Day!

When an employment application asks who is to be notified in case of emergency, I always write, “A very good doctor”

Well…today is the day. We are off to see the surgeon about my left arm. We arrived at 10:00 AM and got another x-ray. We first met with Carlos, his PA…delightful young man! I was beginning to feel confident. Doctor Kurzweil joined soon after and spend quite a bit of time explaining the X-Rays and looking at the MRI. His recommendation was NO SURGERY (Gasp! Wow! Thank Goodness). He proposed a course of action using the hydrocortisone shot… hydrocortisone is n the same family as cortisone but a water based and easier on the body.

We were so very happy! He provided the shot under ultrasound guidance and he hit home as within a few minutes, I could raised my arm again. We were cautioned not to do anything that would but strain on the arm but dancing would be OK. Ultrasound is used to create images of soft tissue structures, such as the gallbladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, and other organs and parts of the body. Ultrasound can also measure the flow of blood in the arteries to detect blockages. Ultrasound was displayed as he did the injection and I could see the needed enter the shoulder and see the liquid get placed into the area where it was needed. Three minutes and I was done!

The doc was impressed as I have lost 24 pounds since I was last in the office so I told him of my goal this year!

At the end of the appointment I didn’t know what time it was and it was 12:45 PM.

Instantly I knew what to do!

We were so happy, we decided to drive to Costa Mesa for lunch and dine at the Royal Khyber! Safe and spicy food for Sue and a delightful meal for Paul. Today I did the lamp and it was terrific. We even did in a bottle of wine to celebrate! GOOD GROCERIES!

We arrived at 1:30 PM and stayed until 2:30 PM getting plenty of time to visit the staff. The Manager/Owner and one of the waitstaff always take care of us so we are almost on automatic!

The Mission Dollar Smile

On the way home we called Jan M. and the Finch’s for a PowWow. Jan could not make it tonight but the Finch’s said come this direction. So, we left Costa Mesa and returned home only to leave in 45 minutes to go to Anaheim arriving there at 5:15 PM. Bob Z. joined us and we jabbered and laughed until 9:30 PM.

Time goes by so fast when you are with good friends. We talk about the mostg interesting things. Brian mentioned he wears overalls when working arounf the house and always wears them at home. He mentions “Siren Suits”…we all went blank. Ready?

Did You Know?  The siren suit is a one-piece garment for the whole body which is easily put on or taken off, originally designed for use on the way to and in air-raid shelters.  The suit solved the problems of warmth and modesty encountered when seeking shelter during nighttime air raids in the United Kingdom during World War II. It was roomy and could be put on over night clothes quickly when an imminent air raid was announced by the sirens.

The suit was worn by both children and adults when sheltering in either back garden or public shelters.

Similar in style to boilersuits worn by many workers including mechanics, brick layers and tank crews to protect their standard clothing, the siren suit was invented by Winston Churchill as an original leisure suit in the 1930s. He played a large part in popularising it as an item of clothing during World War II, wearing it regularly, including when meeting other important people such as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Dwight Eisenhower[5] and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. 

The advantages of clothing that could be easily and quickly put on over other clothing led to the adoption of this style of suit during the war by many who were forced to leave their homes to seek shelter during air raids. That these raids were announced by the sound of sirens led to the adoption of their name.

It was a great evening! We laughed giggled and did all the wrong things! We talked about politics, sex, and religion…It’s OK, at our age the second subject lasted five seconds!

We talked about old comedy series and I had to bring up Anos N’ Andy. So I looked up them on Youtube. Please enjoAmos ‘n’ Andy Season 1 Full Episode 7 Kingfish Gets Drafted!

We returned home about 10:15 PM and watched Eureka, of course with tookies and wine!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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