Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bruce “Utah” Phillips Passes

Bruce “Utah” Phillips Passes - Sing Out! News
Saturday morning, May 24th, we received word that Utah Phillips — the great storyteller, songwriter, activist, raconteur, organizer, hobo and more — died last night at his home.

utah phillips - google news search

Monday, May 12, 2008

Don't Pay the Ransom -- I've Escaped!

Thanks so much to everyone who has expressed concern for me during this health scare.. Your kindness means more to me than I can express... here's the latest...

I got home from the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival at 8 last night. I listened to my "Stress Free Surgery" cassette and began fasting at midnight.

I went in for the surgery this morning... was fitted with the IV and taken to the sonography suite and given a topical anesthetic while they inserted a wire into my bosom to mark the path to the metal marker they implanted when they did the biopsy.

Next it was on to the mammography suite to get films to make sure that the wire was actually AT the metal marker.

That proved to be difficult to the point of impossible ... the 'spot' was very hard to find because it got sooooooooooooooo small after the biopsy.

From there we went back to the surgery suite... The anesthesiologist came in, discussed all the medication I would be receiving and I signed all the consent forms.

My surgeon came in prior to the trip the O.R. and after some discussion my doc said she wasn't 100% committed to the idea of doing the surgery today.

Soooooooooooo, we're going to watch this lump for a few months and see what happens...



I'm delighted...

So far the keyword for this adventure isn't "scary" or "painful"... it's EXPENSIVE...