Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Strange Tale of Bianca Patrick

I didn't want any of my friends to know about my surgery.

It was right after Mardi Gras and I didn't want to bring down the party

didn't' want anyone to worry

besides, it was being done for diagnostic purposes, so I didn't want to use any sympathy now that I might need for later!

I did mention to a friend who is a nurse at a local hospital that I was going to be in and she could stop by and visit me.

Trouble is, I was not going to the hospital where she worked.(I had forgotten this with the aid of several mimosa)

My nurse friend hurt her arm trying to catch a moon pie, so she called another friend to come see me. (this is a common injury down here where we are all a little crazy from the humidity)

This dear friend, who I only see once or twice a year these days, scoured the hospital looking for me and finally somehow located me in the hospital where I was.

I was shocked to see her, especially since Mariah has not been able to stand the sight of said friend since she told her to be quiet at a Mardi Gras parade when she was 7.(this is also common, alliances are formed and family fueds are born at parades)

Meanwhile, I am trying to figure out how to get Cailtin home from school.

Caitlin called, all confused, wanting to know who on earth Bianca Patrick was.

Confused also, I was going through all the snapshots in my mind...dredging up old memories...thinking aloud in my pre-op fog.

"But why is she coming to get me at school?"Caitlin plaintively wailed

"Oh, "

"That would be your Uncle Patrick"

By the time a message goes through several people , It tends to get a bit garbled.

So I am up and about a trifle shakily this morning, after my mom called and said"I wanted to see how you were feeling and to tell you I'm out of cokes and cigarettes".

I am all awash in maternal love here!


It's all good hereon the sunny side of the porch!

If you can't laugh about it at the time, turn it around a bit until you can get a good story out of it.


princesssaurora said...

Your mom sounds like my aunt caroljean... she tortures my cousin for pepsi and cigs... or used to ... now she isn't allowed to smoke in the nursing home!

Bianca Patrick... that is pretty funny!  Glad you are okay!

be well,

b4i8clover said...

Don't worry, Marti, there's plenty of sympathy to go around, if you know where to look. We hope it's all better for now, and please, try to keep from falling off the porch!   ;)   {:~D>
Bonnie and Walt

cgtperkins said...

That is tooo funny!! Hopefully everything is fine now??? And your daughter made it home from school too I assume....LOL Have a great weekend!

jmorancoyle said...

    Amen! Hope you have good news from here, and that you are back on your feet soon.

dklars said...

Healing hugs!

bhbner2him said...

There you go, it's all about how you spin it!  Injury by moon pie.  Only in the South!!  -  Barbara

kamdghwmw said...

Just remember that you have two choices. Laugh or cry. So I choose to laugh! I am going to add you to my alerts. You take care and get some rest!

karebear4x4 said...

i still think you should write a book of all your funny!~kbear

lifes2odd said...

You are too much!! LOL! Hope you are feeling well today and hope the reports from the procedure come back with an all clear! It's my turn in a few weeks. I'm not looking forward to it and pretty scared besides -- I'll keep us both in my prayers! Martha :-)

bethjunebug said...

Hey, came to your journal from Sugars. Like what I've read, I will be back.
Take care, my prayers are with you.
God Bless,
Liz in VA.

lurkynat said...

Dear Marti
thanks for this funny entry! lol!
Caitlin is a hoot!
Howare you doing?

lifesabench6 said...

Hi Marty~  Just wanted to stop by and see how you were doing.  I like your funny spirit!   You made me laugh!  Have a great rest of the week.  God Bless, and be well!  Carolyn :)

justaname4me2 said...

I hope your all recovered by now!
I think it's wonderful you can see and find the humor to every situation.
I call that, beautiful~~
Be well,

lurkynat said...

Hugs Marti! I'm so sorrya bout the tornado... sigh please email me and tell me what ahppened and that youare ok

erarein63 said...

I like your "snapshots" and "porch stories".  My Dad is from the New Orleans area, Houma.  I hope you are recovering from your surgery.  And oh, Natalie (lurkynat) sent me over.

De ;)

gaboatman said...

I'm sorry to learn that you had to have an operation, but am pleased to find that you are recovering.  You still have your sunny disposition and great sense of humor!  I hope you get back to 100% soon, take care!

demandnlilchit said...

I HATE AOL for my alerts never work consistantly, but I love AOL for it brought you into my life.....any news on the tests??


princesssaurora said...

Come on now... get back on here again!!!  lol

be well,

am4039 said...

well it's so good to hear from you again. I hope your feeling ok.