Friday, April 29, 2016


Well it appears that I will have to pay for my surgery.  I survived.  Would it not be an improvement in the field of medicine if in the rare cases when the patient dies on the operating table, that at least one would not have to pay for the surgery? I think that Dr. Nick Riviera from the Simpsons has the right attitude regarding this.  Anyway, as I mentioned I did survive. So...I am grateful that I will have to pay for the surgical repair done early this morning.

A revolutionary idea in the field of medicine proposed by the writers of The Simpsons.
My wife, Jennifer, drove us to the clinic and we left promptly at 5:30AM.  We arrived at the clinic just a few minutes before 6:00AM. It was a re-assuring feeling that the people at the clinic were expecting me.  I do usually get annoyed when I try to check into a hotel and they can't find my reservation - that was not the issue yesterday.  I was almost immediately prepped for surgery.  My surgeon arrived precisely on time at 6:55AM.  I was wheeled into the operating room at 7:04AM.  Including my surgeon there were five people in the room aside from me. Everyone was busy doing something. The last thing I remember was being given oxygen which either had a sweet smell (or I imagined it).  The next thing I remember, I was awake back in first room and my wife was there asking how I was feeling. I was given some juice and cookies. (animal crackers).  My last function before I was released was that I had to prove that I could successfully urinate. By 930AM we were on on our way back home. Once I returned home, I think I was half sleeping and half awake for about 4 hours. One thing that I can report, is that although no pain has yet to establish itself - I am not finding it easy to move. My hope is that the recovery curve will look something like the global warming hockey sticks graph that Al Gore is so fond of when he is irrationally screaming that planet earth is doomed due to radical increases of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in a short period of time. In my case, I am hopeful that my abilities to move about will increase at very fast levels as a function of time. I guess I am about to find out.


Your Food Diary For:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

BREAKFAST Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
3 Egg Omelette - Ham and Cheese, 1 Omelette 400 1 30 40 1,225 0
Kirkland - Bacon 240 0 18 18 1,050 0

640 1 48 58 2,275 0
Quaker - Chewy Granola Bar 200 38 4 2 150 16
Weight Watcher's - Cabbage Soup 100 10 0 2 79 6
Homemade - Crockpot Pot Roast 300 0 5 15 273 0

600 48 10 19 502 22
Orecchiette Pasta, 0.75 cup 300 62 2 11 0 3
Beet Gemelli Salad 150 31 1 5 0 2
Teriyaki Salmon Steaks 540 6 16 93 730 10

990 98 18 109 730 15
Entenmann's little bites - Little Bites 190 27 9 2 135 17

190 27 9 2 135 17
Totals 2,420 175 85 188 3,642 53
Your Daily Goal 2,413 301 80 121 2,300 90
Remaining -7 126 -4 -66 -1,341 36
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
*You've earned 483 extra calories from exercise today         

Today the  MARC JACOBS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNAL is publishing its 500th post. I am certain that at least a dozen of them have been interesting.  Perhaps if I was being charitable to myself, perhaps even two dozen. I try to be at least a little bit interesting every day. At least I try to try.

My last session on the treadmill prior to surgery on Friday morning

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