Monday, May 6, 2013

'Appendectomy' . . . Right

What the heck. I'm gonna post this pic every year on this date . . .

Her "supposed" appendectomy . . .

UPDATE:

I'm sorry folks, I guess I should have done this on April Fool's Day, except then it wouldn't have made any sense at all, at least to me.

I received a nice email from a person who was concerned about the 'facts', as he uses MM's appendectomy as part of his medical lectures. This is part of the note I sent back to him:


I'm sorry for any confusion. It was a stupid conceit on my part. 

Several years ago I posted this picture with a tongue in cheek reference that "MM and I were in a hospital on the same day. She was getting her appendix removed, and I was being born. Coincidence? You decide", kind of thing. Cuz, well, that WAS the day I was born.

My blog takes flights of fancy here and there, and with this post I was hoping to amuse people who were in the know. 

Sorry for the Delineated conceit. In fact, I'm going to use the very words above as a disclaimer on the post.


11 comments:

JDJarvis said...

Hmm stretching her hands up over her head after an appendectomy does look a bit odd...

Larry MacDougall said...

I'm trying to remember the story here. This is the day you had an actual appendectomy?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Good Lord, Larry. Do they perform appendectomies on newly born babies?!?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

JD, when I DID eventually have my appendix removed, I couldn't have lifted my hands an inch. Though I have to admit that my appendix had burst and they had to cut a little more than usual.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday, Thom! (I can't believe it's been a whole year...) I hope your day is wonderful, and the coming year brings you all good things.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you Annie! Really, a year that seems like only
a season!

My birthday was wonderful—wife being great as always, and daughter being great as always, PLUS making a special birthday cake in the shape and color of a goldfish, studded with sweet things to make it look like a deep-sea goldfish . . . and it was delish!

And I feel really optimistic about this year!

I hope you're doing well~

Annie said...

Yep, was wonderful. I have my days mixed up. I'm glad your birthday was special, and sweet!

Artman2112 said...

happy birthday thomas!!!!

Yves Ker Ambrun said...

Happy Birthday Thom!

Larry MacDougall said...

Yes, Happy Birthday Thom. Sorry for the mix up. :)

JDJarvis said...

My brother had his appendix removed at 17 and my oldest son when he was only 6, neither one was reaching over their head for several days.

Hmmm moma Monroe probably wouldn't have been much fun, seems thins worked out for you better the way they happened. ;-)