Dougy and Andy were a bit”meh” at first, then were happy to see me!
I was moved by your many thoughtful comments. Thank you!
This smartphone updating is seriously not a good thing for a patient. I hope to be back tomorrow with new kitty boys photos and news….[…written yesterday.]
NEWS FLASH: I arrived back at the apartment at roughly 15:00 Friday, August 2, 2019! The kitty boys were a bit “meh-ish” but slowly re-established friendly relations with me. I’m sure food and “scritches” had nothing to do with it!
The famous Lubavitch Rebbe, of Blessed Memory, in whose honor President Reagan established the National Education Day, once told a man who had been told by doctors that he had only a few months to live that doctors are not prophets. Their job is to treat patients, rather than pronounce verdicts; the length of anyone’s life is always up to Him.
We are glad you have not listened to the doctors’ “prophecies,” Doug!
LOL! I had more important things to do at that moment – take my medicines and survive. I did a pretty good job of it as the symptom suggested the disease process was already noine months in process at the time I was diagnosed. That would have been March 2003. And here I am, August 2019 almost sixteen and a half years later, doing a pretty good job of surviving!
I am raising my glass of pre-biotic smoothie – cheers to you, my friend, and best wishes for many more years of enjoying life!
Thank you! I operate on the basis of living to be 140. I’m sure I will miss that goal, but am hopeful I will survive into my 90s, the family pattern.
We are taught to wish each other to 120, and the rest is in His hand.
Interesting! What a lovely tradition!
It comes from the Bible: Moses lived to 120.
Maybe Andy and Dougy thought you went somewhere fun on vacation without them. My humans did that last week and are finally home now. Hugs.
One wishes there werre an effective way to get the reason one’s human is gone across to one’s fur companions. it bothers me to think they surffer fears and anxiety when one is away.
So glad you’re back! And I hope the boys are giving you the love you deserve. When I came home from spinal surgery Louis Catorze jumped onto my torso and then used it as a springboard to jump elsewhere, and after abdominal surgery he brought a dead bird and I almost burst my stitches wrestling him away from it! 😱
Thanks~! I am getting lots of kitty love now. Fortunately, they are indoor cats, so I won’t get anything worse than a spider or a bug from weither kitty boy. They knead me more often than not, with Doaugfy taking my right shoulder, and Andy taking my left leg. Nice to be a object of kittty affection!
“Nice to be an object of kitty affection” – well, I’ll take your word for it as I wouldn’t know! 😐
That it is!
Welcome back. You have awesome friends keeping us updated. Prayers for only good news in your test results.
You are right about that! I am blessed with some really stand up friends, people I would do anything for (short of murder or kissing a dog on the nose…) if they needed something done.
Welcome home!! It’s always good to hear you and the boys are okay!
Thanks, GP! I was pleased it was such a short sgtay this time. Last time lasted two and a half months or so, and that was torture. On the other hand, Mr. Dougy acted alarmed about something Tuesday morning, walking around me meowing. Something about the behavior suggested he was concerned about me. I decided to take my phone and charger cord with me to dialysis that morning, something I never do, and that became the tool that helped me alert my support system before I was transferred to Scottsbluff, where they did lots of tests that established I didn’t have a blood infection or risk of sepsis, the original concern since they spotted a bit of pus on the upper access point to my fistula. That was a first in over three years of use! Whew!
Ya see – my Dougy was on his toes looking out for you!! That’s my boy!
Yes, I consider him the wee hero of the day, seriously! I’ll never shoo him away again when he is trying to tell me something like that.
Happy to hear you are home, worrying that the thing they want to look at more closely might be really bad news, Keep us updated.
I definitely will keep everyone updated as things develop. You know how people miss you when your blog doesn’t post when expected! I appreciate knowing that the people who follow this blog enjoy the kitty boys, just as you must appreciate your followers who, like me, enjoy your “talk” about cultural events, books, and food in yours! I also like your “take no guff” sensibility, always there when you run into people who clearly have some problems of a shortage of sommon sense!
I often lack some common sense myself.
Don’t we all? I remembered to take my smart phone to the hospital with me, yet wasn’t collected enough to consider the possibility I’d be stuck in the same pair of undershorts for several days unless I arranged for some extras to be brought to the hospital for me! I never wear them more than one day. Ugh! I think I should bury the ones I wore the whole time I was hospitalized, yet I just tossed them in the washing machine.
Glad to see you’re better and back home, Doug. Wishing you all the best, my friend!
Thanks! You know how stressful it is to be away from ones kitties!
Glad to hear you are home!
Thanks! I’m glad it was such a short stay at the hospital, especially since it was in a hospital in a town a bit short of an houtr away!
My bestest wishes, Doug.
Thanks! I feel very blessed to have so many good wishes and prayers.
My pleasure, Doug
Good to hear you are home again, Doug! We all missed you!!!
One benefit of trying to maintain a daily post is people become concerned when there is a break. (Of course, one person dropped me because I “post too often”…) One never knows how blessed he is until he has a moment like this, and I feeling truly and very blessed!
Glad you are home 🙂
Thank you! I appreciate hearing from you.
Great to know you’re back home again. I love how cats can pretend to be indifferent.
Me, too, Peggy! It didn’t take long for each cat didf what he likes to do best with me. “He” is home!
I’m glad your back home Doug!! Be well sir!! 😎😻
Thanks john! It took longer by two days to get released, then that was only Tuesday through Friday morning as a patient. Not bad!
Good! I hope you heal well and quickly Doug!
Thanks, John! Other than a little of that hospital weakness that comes of too much bedtime, I feel great. Asa for the hospital weakness, that quickly went away, thanks to the shortness of my hospitalization.
That’s good news Doug. I’ve spent some time on a hospital bed too over the years, not a good place but…. that’s life eh?
Starting at age 55, I became a regular!
Mostly 2002 on, but a bit in years past for me, that’s enough…
When a doctor tells you the prognosis is you’ll be dead within two years (2004), you ghet really focused. When you have and appointment on the anniversary of the doctor telling you that and you are not only alive but healing nicely, thank you, you remind the doctor of what he told you and feel pretty good that he missed it with his prognosis, is himan afterall. Of course, the other thing you don’t want to hear from your doctor before he puts you on an ambulance and sends you two and a half hours away to the next regional hospital is “This is the worst case of x I’ve ever seen”, especially when he has decades of docotring iunder his belt! LOL!
Happy to hear you are home now with the kitties, Doug!
I was ready!
Very relieved to hear that you are well enough to go home!
Thanks, Jeanne! There was a lot of concern about one item on my cat scan, and I will see a pulmonologist about it once the approintment can be arrangeed tomorrow.
Good luck, Doug. Hoping for the best for you.
Thanks, Lavinia! I still have an evaluation by a pulmonologist to go through, most likely another catscan, then I’ll know where things stand.