Tag Archives: VA Hospital

ALMOST NORMAL (Not for the squeamish)

The first time I bled was almost two months ago when we spent a weekend at my friend Ezra’s cottage in Rockaway Beach. I’d forgotten my Surgilube™, and inserted the catheter the doctor had told me to use dry. The … Continue reading

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ANESTHESIA

In one of my favorite movies, Andy Griffith as Airman Will Stockdale tells his commanding officer that the latrine he’s cleaned is as clean “As the operatin’ room where they’re fixin’ to cut out your heart.” And for the past month … Continue reading

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A GOOD DAY TO SMILE

Yesterday I finally got to see the doctor at the VA hospital for the appointment I had to wait a month for. The appointment was set for 2:30 pm and I wanted to make sure I was early. Past experience … Continue reading

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