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Kendall in hospital (not any more)

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Subject: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:28 PM

I failed a stress test this am, so the doctor admitted me. A nurse shaved my naughty bits, abd they are going to stick a catheter up my femoral artery and taker pictures of my heart.
I'll let you know what happens.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: CapriUni
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:30 PM

Eep!

Sending you good, calming, de-stressing thoughts.

At least you're well enough to post your own message.

Let's keep it that way!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:31 PM

KENDALL
Now, you just cut that out!! Failing tests is no excuse- get yourself better and get out of there soon!

I mean it!



Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:31 PM

Kendall - this year is suppossed to be BETTER then last year. Remember?

I've always wondered - do you fail a stress test because you get too stressed or not stressed enough?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:43 PM

Who let THIS happen?????????

Uh, oh-- stubble alert!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:44 PM

Thinking of you today...

Will they take care of that vertebrae problem while you're there ;)

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:45 PM

You know, Cap'n, you are starting to piss me off. I recognize a dodge when I see one. YOu are just trying to get me to come and finish that friggin' sailing thingamabob that is in your yard.

Allright, just cut the crap and get better.   And you are in my prayers, good friend.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 12:51 PM

You and Liz in as many days! Make sure you rest and get well soon.

Lots of Hugs and energy heading your way from accross the pond.

Khatt


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:00 PM

AHHHH SHIT!!!! For what's worth, this test is a piece of cake. And it's VERY accurate in terms of finding out what's going on. If you're a good boy, they'll even let you watch yourself on live T.V. CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: KathWestra
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:02 PM

Hey dear one,
Why do they need a catheter and a camera? I can tell 'em what your heart looks like: big, and generous, and warm, and soft, and tender. Take good care of yourself so I can give you a huge hug in Belfast in a couple of weeks. You're in my thoughts. Keep us posted on what's going on.
XO
Kathy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: MAG
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:04 PM

Take good care, Kendall.

Having a catheter up your artery sounds pretty stressful all by itself, to me :)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:11 PM

Yikes, but better the artery than other parts, I hear... take care, sweetie!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:11 PM

Doesn't anyone want to ask why they shaved his naughty bits when it's his heart they're checking and the catheter goes in his leg? Or maybe it's where his leg meets up with his naughty bits? As long as they didn't use a rusty razor! (And what WYS said about stubble... you'll be able to brush lint off the sofa when you sit on it naked.)

All joking aside, I care about you, friend! I hope they find it's not that serious. Don't tell 'em too many stories or they'll keep you!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:12 PM

Yikes, Kendall! You gotta stop scaring us! Good luck with the test, and its results, and whatever else you need good luck for. Hope to see you real soon!

Love, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: alanww
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:17 PM

Hey, Kendall.
Let's have none of that! Just you make sure that you can make it over the pond in April - and in blooming health!
Our thoughts are with you!
"Twas on one April morning ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Micca
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:24 PM

Tsk! Tsk! taake your eye off him for a minute and what does the silly bleeder do? gets admitted to hospital, for exactly what they done to Liz on Wednesday!!! she says "it feels like I have been playing Rugby, with me as the ball"!! get well soon Mate, and get out of there as soon as you can, full of Sick people , Hospitals


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:30 PM

"AHHHH SHIT!!!! For what's worth, this test is a piece of cake."   

Oh yeah? Would that be the cake that's been left out in the rain? Because mine yesterday certainly didn't feel like any chocolate gateau I've ever had!

Seriously, hope yours is no more painful than mine was, and less if possible, because I know what a big girls blouse you are.

They shave the naughty bits because that's where the femoral vein can be easily accessed. It's a really weird feeling being able to watch your own heart beat knowing it's being controlled by the surgeon who is practically up to his elbows in your naughty bits.

Oh and by the way, your naughty bits will be an interesting shade of purple tomorrow.

I just know that as soon as the wound stops hurting, the stubble rash will start..... Guuuuuhhh!

Oh and Kendall? Try and avoid going up stairs. Down is OK but up hurts like the very devil!

LTS - she of Mohican Minge and Purple Pussy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Kim C
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:33 PM

I think he did it on purpose just so the nurse could shave the naughty bits. ;-)

Hugs and Prayers!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: saulgoldie
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:36 PM

Get outta there as quickly as you can, Kendall. There're still too many more songs to play!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:43 PM

Liz I really didn't need to know that! I now have this picture in my head, and it's not a pretty one, the picture I mean, we know the head is ugly and hirsuite.
Hirsuites you sir!!
John


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Áine
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:50 PM

Hey now -- nobody shaves the naughty bits of my favorite Yankee without letting me take some pictures, dang it!! ;-)

Holding a good thought for you, darlin' -- now take care and pass those tests with flying colors!!

Luv ya, Áine


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mark Clark
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:50 PM

Too early to worry, Kendall. I failed one of these due to an irregular rhythm once. The doctor wouldn't even let me schedule an appointment for later. It was right to a room for prep and down to the OR. Nice drugs though <g>, and that nice warm feeling you get when the dye is released into your chest. It takes a few days for the entrance hole to fully seal but I got a picture to take home showing an almost total lack of any blockage.

I hope you get a picture like that too.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:53 PM

Just got in contact with the Man, Kendall. He's on it now..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Morticia
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 01:57 PM

I dunno....you'll do anything for a bit of extra attention, won't you?I fully expect you to stop buggering about and present yourself here in April in full health....otherwise we will have to have words, and no, you won't be allowed any of them!

Be well, my friend, thinking of you,
xxxxx


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:03 PM

Amazing--email from his hospital room.

Sounds like good timing, Kendall, and a quick response from your doctor. Let's hope the test is the worst of it, that everything else is fine (did that come out right?).

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:10 PM

Now you lissen up!! You are Not Allowed, I repeat, NOT ALLOWED to cancel the Yook Trip! I simply will not have it! Get all OK, Cap'n!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Norton1
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:26 PM

My prayers are out to you - be well old friend

Steve


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: EBarnacle
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:29 PM

Best case is that the results were anomolous and they wanted to keep you safe. Go for that one. The test is a bit uncomfortable but the worst of it is that you have to lie still for hours to let the femoral puncture seal. As a New Englandah, you wouldn't be allergic to shellfish in the contrast medium, anyway. Think positive, which means negative results. Eric


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,FORTUNATO
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:34 PM

Hang in there, Kendall, here's wishing the best outcomes for you.
chance


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: RichM
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:38 PM

Ditto on wishing you the best, Kendall.
Been there too, had angiogram, then angioplasty last November. Feeling much better now than before!

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Homeless
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:46 PM

LTS said, "your naughty bits will be an interesting shade of purple tomorrow."
So does that mean they're going to look like grapes?
I guess this is what he does when he gets kicked out of someone else's oh-poor-me thread.

G'luck, boss.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: open mike
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:48 PM

Some people will do anything to have a nurse give attention to their
"naughty bits" -- Here's hoping for a good report and that you are
able to continue all plans un-interrupted!! Laurel


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mudlark
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 02:58 PM

Wishing you all the best, Kendall--no problems and a speedy recovery so you can go back to trip planning.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:05 PM

Hey Liz - where on earth did you have your angiogram done?

I had one at Northwick Park Hospital after my heart attack. It was fine but embarrassing. No pain; no bruising. Didn't enjoy the Brillopad effect afterwards though!

Good luck, Kendall, let us know what is happening.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bassic
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:26 PM

Ok buddy.......this is taking a joke just a bit far! I know last night in the Mudchat I didnt pick up on the "Airplane" feed line like a good staight man should.........timing was never my strong point..........but to get yourself admitted to the "big building with windows and patients" is taking things a bit far dont ya think!! *bg*

Anyway............hope all turns out fine and dandy and if not, then at least they have picked up the problem early (thats why they do tests after all!) so lets hope they can get you sorted nice and quick. And a great incentive to get fit and well having already bought the flight tickets eh!! :-)

The biggest of best wishes from your Mudchat friends in the UK (some I know are at work just now but send their best) and I might even have a "good luck" pint in your honour tonight!

Gord


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Col K
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:35 PM

Hey Kendall,
This is a bit early to use as an excuse not to escort Sorcha over here to visit us all.
Seriously though, I hope that whatever caused you to fail the stress test is sorted out quickly so that you can pass the next one with an A-grade,and that you can remember what to do in future tests.
Escape soon and take good care of yourself,I am looking foreward to seeing you over here this year.
All the best
Col


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: freda underhill
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:36 PM

..it was that Bobbitt song wasn't it..




thijnking of you Kendall & all my best wishes

freda


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Megan L
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:59 PM

My hubby waiting to go south for the same so our thoughts and prayers with you kendall.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JedMarum
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:09 PM

God bless you, Kendall!

May you and your naughty bits (shaved or otherwise) be home and healthy soon!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jimmyt
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:33 PM

Hope it all comes out OK Kendall!!! You have a trip to plan.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Allan C.
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:35 PM

This is yet another typical example of your odd sense of fun, Kendall. I guess when the weather gets cold up there, folks run out of stuff to do.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:38 PM

Just remember it is a damn site less scary than a car wash in Birmingham and you survived that OK!

Good luck

:D


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: sian, west wales
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:42 PM

... very sorry yadda yadda ... get well yadda yadda ... etc. You know the drill.

OK.

That said, let's get down to the practicalities.

We're gonna start a rota of Voluntary Scratchers; two lists, one for Liz and one for Kendall.

Apologies Liz, but I'm gonna get my name down in the Kendall column. Let's get some names, recruits.

sian


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:43 PM

Like all of the above--thoughts and prayers--get out of there and across the pond!

Love,

Janie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Duckboots
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:50 PM

Kendall, all the best from Rick and me. Hope you're up and about soon - it'll make a good story one day soon, I'm sure.

All the best to you too Liz.

My Dad had an angiogram which showed a blocked artery. The doctor told him that he could fix it now, through the leg, or he could wait six months for an old-fashioned op. Naturally, he opted to get it over with and they did the angioplasty. He was sedated but still awake and had it not been for other conditions that they needed to monitor he could have gone home right away. Amazing, isn't it?

Heather


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JudyB
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:55 PM

Kendall -

Let's see ... you're going to have several interesting new pictures of yourself from a rather unusual perspective ... sounds like just the thing for an album cover (at least for one of your album covers - I don't know that you've ever done anything the way "other folks" do)! Now all you have to do is decide what the title will be and which stories you'll include....

Take care - we're thinking of you.

Love,
Judy B


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: DonMeixner
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:03 PM

Kendall, What ever the problem is they will find it, fix it, and you will be in-stently well again.

Stay well.

Don


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Helen
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:11 PM

Caring thoughts from me too, Kendall.

My Dad failed a stress test and they sent him straight home to get his kit bag and he was back in the same afternoon and booked for the bypass op the next day.

He's never been better since that op, so in a funny sort of way, maybe things are looking up and not down.

Just remember about the wounded Oz soldiers who, when asked "Does it hurt?" replied, "Only when I laugh!"

Irrepressible humour is the best medicine. And keep building up the storehouse for those funny stories of yours.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Joybell
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:12 PM

Good luck and happy thoughts. Joy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:14 PM

Good luck. If you have to spend time in a hospital, I hope you find a nice laptop (computer that is). Keep us posted.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: artbrooks
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:16 PM

Well, shuckers...didn't I just talk to you yesterday? Take it easy, don't listen to any of them idjits, and take care.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Padre
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:20 PM

Didn't study enough for the test, huh?

As Jerry R. says, the Boss has been contacted on your case. Hurry up and get well, or I'll send you a county ham!!

Padre


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Cuilionn
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:23 PM

A variation on an Auld Scots salutation for ye:

Lang may yir lum reek, an sune may yir curly-wurlies return!

( & may anely yir prose turn purple!)


--Cuilionn


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Hollowfox
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:26 PM

Jeez, I leave for a couple of days and everything goes! (Where am I and what am I doing in this handbasket?) Anyway, you know you've got my good thoughts and prayers right now, and one of those infamous @$#%-reduction candles when I get home from work tonight.
Remember, talcum powder is your friend.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tig
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:27 PM

At least you didn't end up hanging around for months waiting for the test!

If it shows any probs they will be right on top of them - as they were with Magician in October. He's well on the mend now.

Take care.

Lots of love and hugs,
Tig xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:47 PM

(((((((((((((((((BoCBH)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))). Big'ol Cherokee Bear Hug to you Kendall!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 05:50 PM

Them doctors are pulling your "naughty parts", Kendall, you don't need to be opened up. Everyone on Mudcat knows that your heart is quite visible from the outside.

By the way, I failed a stress test once myself. Who did YOU punch in the nose?

Hope you are quickly back to your natural state, Salty Curmudgeon.

Best wishes,
Mike


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:03 PM

Relax Kendall......It's a heart catheterization and it doesn't hurt in the least. The worst part is when they do the cutdown and that's no worse than a bee sting. Partially blocked arteries are not a problem either.   About 4 out of 5 times they can be fixed immediately with a couple of different types of angioplasty which is just like the cath and also painless. Some docs will do them right then.

After a cath is over, you have to lay on your back and remain still for 3-6 hours so they can be sure you won't bleed out....it is the femoral artery and it joins the aorta directly. That part drives me crazy, I can't stand the laying still bit!!

BTW, they are taking pressures, not pictures generally. For pix they are big on echocardiograms, also not a big deal, just a sonagram really. Now if they tell you they want to do a TEE (trans-esophageal Echocardiogram) then run like hell. They will catch you and shove a tube down your throat ..... That one really sucks!!

I have had 9 or 10 of the damn things.....You'll be fine Bro....Relax.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:06 PM

Dang !! I go off running errands and checking out Dojos for the afternoon and look at what I find here. Naughty bits, purple grapes... mught be another one of "those" songs here somewhere. Maybe a new version of the Hot Nuts song just for you....BG... Anyway, lots of postive "stuff" heading out your way.

Hugs and Kissses

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:12 PM

I just spoke to Kendall. He was eating his first meal of the day and ordering three meals for tomorrow.

Homeless got it. This is what the Captain does when he gets tossed out of the Poor Mary thread. Had to one up me.

Triple by-pass tomorrow. Kendall will be fine, in fact, better than fine when it's over. The rest of us will have a few more grey hairs.
So fire up the candles and prayers.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Barb'ry
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:15 PM

You'll have to revise harder for the next test, Kendall - there are a lot of Shellbacks looking forward to seeing you again over here! Feel better soon - how do those people with Brazilian waxes cope?...
Love Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:17 PM

So I'm a day late huh and a dollar short huh?

Give him my best......I assume it's an Open Heart Bypass? If so, tell him to "BEWARE THE SNEEZE".....

In my thoughts and my best ones going his way!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: artbrooks
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:29 PM

Where's he at?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:29 PM

Thanks, Mary. I've been kvetching all afternoon!

Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:31 PM

Oh Kendall, sorry to hear that. All the very best of luck and lots of positive thoughts on their way over the water.

Luv

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: CarolC
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:33 PM

Good luck with it Kendall.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jacqui c
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:34 PM

Kendall

Just found this thread - all my best wishes for your speedy recovery. I will be sending good thoughts your way to help.

At least when you come over in April we can swap hospital stories although we might leave "I'll show you mine if you show me yours"!

Jacqui


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:35 PM

well, Triple bypass, huh? No record! Yep..those surgeons can make you feel better than you have in years. It oughta be all done and healed before the big trip. No trampoline lessons for a couple weeks, though!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Art Thieme
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:45 PM

Sixty-two posts ince 12:30 PM must be a record. I just saw this thread for the first time. Kendall, be well.

Now I'm going to go back and read this thread's messages.

I do home all is good.

Art


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: bigchuck
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:46 PM

Gawd, that's a bummer Kendall. I had a stress test last week, (and many others too)and it is stressful. Fortunately, mine was fine. I suspect that you'll come through the bypass just fine and probably will feel better than you did before. I dunno if the world can withstand a more energetic Kendall, but I look forward to seeing the effect. All my best thoughts are with you.
Sandy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Annie
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:48 PM

Kendall, you're gonna be fine after they get enough blood to that big heart of yours. My mother is doing great and very well healed and comfortable.

Glad they caught it when they did. Hang in there.

It just gets brighter from here.

Love and thoughts your way.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:48 PM

WEE WOW !!!! What news. But this is a very familiar story: Don't feel right - treadmill test - two minutes and STOP the test - check into the hospital - surgery tomorrow. While it's a scary thought, heart surgery, they really have it down. Believe me, I know, as both Bride Judy and I went through this 6 years ago. There is a VERY fortunate thing here in that they caught it, apparently in time.

There's a message here for all of us! CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: artbrooks
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 07:10 PM

Best to you too, Bob.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 07:13 PM

Just got in from a gig and saw this. After all the running around for April I hope you dont pull a NO SHOW mate. Out of Circulation due to Portaferry so I will look for good news on Monday


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 07:27 PM

Get well soon Kendall.

jOhn


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Miken
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:02 PM

Well Skipper! Just knocked me off my chair! Glad they caught up with this thing in time to get you ready for the trip. You have my best thoughts and soft chanteys.
Mike


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:11 PM

Goddamit, Skippuh!! I try to put in an honest day's work, and you set up a scarey trick for me to come home to!!

Lookie hyar, this stress business is just pre-trip excitement, so let's not let anyone talk you out of your usual laconic cynicism -- it's what we love best about you, you auld fart!!

Ok, bring her back on course, now, and stop waking up the crew like that!! LOL!!!

Love ya,


A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:24 PM

Well, dammit dammit dammit. It IS more than 6 weeks until the trip. That is about what They say for recovery time. Cap'n, Please please be OK.....typing thru almost tears here....You can't go and quit on us...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:36 PM

Kendall, if I remember correctly, you stayed up all night once, studying for a urine test and you pissed - oops,sorry - passed with flying colors. So don't sweat this one.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: pixieofdoom
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:49 PM

Best of everything Kendall


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 09:12 PM

Well, folks I just talked to Mary who told me tha Captain's spirits are good. The nurses are giggling, sitting down to read him the menus, and listenin' to his tales (lucky ladies)...he has everything well in hand.

I've got address information if anyone wants to PM me. SINS promises to keep us all posted and has moved Seamus in with her and the kitties for the duration. Keep the good vibes comin' folks...


Tinker


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Kim C
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 09:23 PM

Well for the love of Pete! What some people will do just to be manhandled by nurses. ;-)

Love ya buddy! Hang in there.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:06 PM

Well jeez, Kendall, this is turning out to be a bigger deal than anybody would like. But it does sound like you've got the situation -- and the nurses -- well in hand.

Mend quickly, m'dear!

Love, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JedMarum
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:35 PM

shaved yer privates, eh?? Reminds me of Beavis saying, "Ya know how the Dentist makes ya take your clothes off?"

I'll bet ya pictures or Kendall's naughty bits are already posted on some webiste!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:37 PM

Well, Kendall. I'll admit I hurt for awhile after my bypass, but I only had to laze around for a couple of weeks, so you ought to be able to go dashing off to the UK right on schedule. Think of old Studs Turkle, Kendall. He survived a quintuple (one up on than me and two up on you) and he was in his eighties, for Pete's sake. Now he's in his nineties and still raising holy hell with all the Ashcrofts, Cheneys, Rumsfelds, and their bloody ilk.
    Caroline and I will be thinking of you, old buddy, and doing what amounts to praying in our secularism. Glad Sinsull is there to keep us posted and take care of Seamus while those nurses are enjoying your company.
    You'll do fine, friend. We're sure of it.
    Sandy (the other Sandy, that is)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JedMarum
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:37 PM

... come to think of it, I don;t suppose they'd have to be very large JPG files!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Brían
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 10:44 PM

I just stumbled across this thread. I'll keep you in my prayers tonight.

Again, where's Kendall? Is he accepting visitors, calls?

Brían


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 11:45 PM

Awright, awright! ((((((((((((((((((((BoCBH))))))))))))))))))))))
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((BoCBH))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

TWO Big ol Cherokee Bear Hugs!

That's all you'll get from me, until you get better.

The eagle who walks.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 11:49 PM

I've been off all day and missed this, sorry, Kendall! DOn't forget to take deep breaths and visualise yourself outta there and healthy, doing all of the things you enjoy, esp. whisking away to the UK with Sorcha!

Lots of love and good thoughts coming your way, darlin',

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 11:55 PM

Hopes and prayers for you, Kendall! Good Luck!

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Julia & Fred
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:06 AM

For Goodness Sake Kendall!!
How many hugs do we have to send before you get the idea that we really do care about you? Jeez
Let me know if you'd like some healing harp vibes, or even just a visit. Fred could tell you the powder story...?
Lotsa love- J & F


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: karen k
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:12 AM

Kendall,
My thoughts are with you. Mend quickly. I don't want to have to tell you about England. I want to be able to swap stories after you get back. I've known lots of people who have had by-passes and all were very successful. So, I'm thinking nothing less for you my friend. Hey, Sins, make sure to let us know how he's doing and would you PM me his address, please.

Kendall, be well. I'll be thinking of you.

love ya,
k


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: MAG
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:26 AM

My uncle has had a couple of them there things and is hale and hearty in his late 80's.

An ex had a quintuple and was back to his usual routine in less than a month.

You'll be fine. Kick ass over there in the U.K.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,KENDALL
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:35 AM

Well folks, so far, the worst part of it is the 6 hourse flat on my arse unable to move for fear of a blowout.
The crew here is unbeatable. My oldest doughter used to work in the Cath lab, and one of my nieces stills works here, so I'm getting the star treatment. (A midnight snack, no less)

The doctor told me I must have a triple by pass, and he can't do it until Monday. So, as Tome T Hall wrote, Here I am in this this dang bed and who'd gonna feed them hogs.

They wont let me go home and come back because I could have a fatal attack. I live alone, and my dog would me no use at all, so, I'm stuck here. I'm in room 721 of the Maine Medical center in Portland Maine. Visitors allowed, but, no Guinness!

You are all great, and I will be in England in April, but I hope it's via the high road nit the low road. I'll be checking in from time to time on their computer in the Solarium.
Can't send PMs though.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: MAG
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:47 AM

My Dad -- a man from Maine -- insisted on driving home to New Jersey from South Carolina during and after a TIA (minor stroke) -- he then drove himself to the hospital where they put in a stent (little thing that props an artery open). He was very surpprised to walk out of the hospital and discover that family was there to drive him home. He later decided that the stent surgery must have "caused" the stroke and constantly bitches about the residual slur he has.

Men from Maine!

Mother's favorite saying:

You can tell a man from Maine -- but you can't tell him much.

Are you one of them ornery kind, Kendall?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 01:07 AM

Kendall, Mudcat to the rescue! Check out this goofy thread on shaving (in your case, recovering from the stubble) and for more highbrow pursuits, here are some good books to read.

Here's to you--sending good wishes for the best care and recovery.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SueB
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 01:25 AM

It's just amazing what doctors can do these days.
We'll all be looking forward to hearing how great
you're doing on Monday afternoon -

Sending lots of warm positive thoughts in your
direction -

Suzanne


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Chris Amos
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 01:26 AM

See you in April

C


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Kaleea
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:17 AM

Good golly miss molly, I turn my head for a few hours & you get tossed in the sack wif a foley up yer, well, uh. . . You know. Only a triple? You can do that while fanger pickin' the ol' geetar with one hand tied behind your sedated self. We all know that you'll be up chasing the nurses around the bed in no time!
    Jeepers, if I wasn't so far away in Kansas, I'd bring you a case of Guiness and . . .well, I better not say with all these folks looking on. Suffice it to say:
   My Goodness, My Guiness!
       Guinness--sure, and it's Gaelic for genius!

          ( . . .as the geezer Kaleea sips on her sparkling calorie free naturally flavored not-so-naturally sweetened not-exactly-spring water, knowing that she's too foo foo to drink a pint of stout nowadays.) But seriously,
             I am sending you lots of very positive thoughts & energy! You are basking in the healing light of the Almighty! And the terrific energies being sent from all directions by all them thar 'Caters!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:25 AM

Kendall,

I have just returned from marking Provincial exams and I am dismayed at this news. I pray, and I will do so for you. Please, get well. I notice a few wags have had a go, so I hope you'll pardon me if I do, too. I expect by tomorrow morning you'll take a turn for the nurse.

Be good, buddy. I'll be thinking of you (along with the whole crew on the Mudcat).

Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:41 AM

Hi Kendall,

Hope all goes well and wishing you a full recovery.

Remember that if the nurse call button does not work a well aimed (full) bedpan will no doubt attract their attention!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: KT
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:10 AM

Kendall, lots of prayers and good wishes going out there for ya from here, too! Be well!    KT


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:23 AM

Best wishes, Cap'n.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SussexCarole
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:30 AM

So sorry to hear the news Kendall. Get yourself better for your trip over here - there'll be Guinness by the barrel load waiting. Keep smiling!    Carole


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: fat B****rd
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:30 AM

All the best, Mr. K. from the fB


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:47 AM

Well you had to go one better than me didn't you!

I really hope all goes well and kind words to the Deity du jour are on the way.

When you get over here, we can swap recovery stories and compare bruising.

Oh ZM, I had mine done in St Bartholomews, London and the bruising is entirely my fault - I bruise like a ripe peach anyway and I wasn't pressing hard enough on the right bit to avoid bleeding. I was concentrating more on not decorating the ceiling in an interesting shade called 'Sanguine de Squeak' and not falling off the bed.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: artbrooks
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 04:22 AM

The hospital's 'Patient Greeting" site is here. .


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 04:28 AM

Best wishes for a successful op and speedy recovery, Kendall!
George & Vanessa


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 04:34 AM

Kendall, just remember one thing. If you're on the table in the OR and you recognize the surgeon who walks in as the ENT who fixed your vocal cords...run away! (Slowly, though.)

Lots of good wishes from here in the warm parts.

Aloha,
Mark

Now if you'd taken that vacation in Hawaii like I suggested, you never would have failed that stress test...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jeanie
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 04:51 AM

Thinking of you and sending lots of love and every good wish,

- jeanie xxx


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:20 AM

OK folks. Latest update from Kendall.
He was lying in bed with the oxygen mask on when a young nurse came in to massage his arms and legs for circulation, take his temp and blood pressure.
The Cap'n said thro' the oxygen mask, "Are my testicles black?"
The young nurse, shocked, said "I'm just here to massage your arms and legs, and take your temperature and blood pressure, sir."
Kendall repeated thro' the mask, "Are my testicles black?"
She lifted the sheet, lifted his hospital gown, moved his wedding tackle out of the way and peered down.
"No sir, they look just fine," she said.
The cap'n removed the oxygen mask and murmured, "That was lovely nurse, but are my test results back?"

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Hrothgar
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:37 AM

The hardest part will be not laughing at things like that, Kendall.

Take care of yourself, and study harder for your next test.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:45 AM

Isn't it rather counter-productive putting you in a hospital full of pretty nurses, skipper ? I hope it's obly a temporary glitch. Take it   n i c e   a n d   e a s y   so that you're fit to come over here in April. You don't need to feel at all stressed about the trip - all us UK catters are goung to make things really easy for you - just leave it to us. You might have to make the odd bit of exertion, but if lifting a pint is too taxing, you can either have halves or we'll find pretty girls to lift the glasses for you !

Best wishes from Linda and myself.

(Seamus - LOL)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:53 AM

See you at the Yorkshire Gathering in May, Kendall.
Here's to a successful OP and a rapid recovery.
Geoff.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:32 AM

Hey, I sent a message through the hospital greeting site - how cool is that?!!? I didn't know they did stuff like that. Let's keep those volunteers busy, shall we?!?!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Partridge
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:36 AM

I just sent one too. Happy thoughts Kendall

Pat x


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:49 AM

Me, too- let's keep the ol' salt busy!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 07:20 AM

Well Kendall, I just sent you a message on the patient greeting site, then I noticed it said not to send anything confidential obscene or otherwise inappropriate, so I'm not sure if you will get it :-)

Anyway, I'm beaming you lots of healing energy from Oz. Hope to see you back in chat really soon (or else I will have to send Nurse Ratched in to sort you out).

Love, Jenny


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 07:52 AM

Good morning, Kendall!

Holly and I are sitting here checking up on you. She is just THIS MORNING going back to school because it's been closed since last week because we got a couple inches of SNOW and the damn state shut DOWN! We really need to bring some yankee consultants to show these folks how to get along in the winter. Now, sometimes we get wierd ice stuff that makes it tough to stay warm and get around, but still...

How much snow do y'all have to get for your kids to be home from school for FOUR DAYS?!

She wants to be sure you AND Seamus are OK, I told her Mary would take good care of both of you! Thanks, Mar.

Dani and Holly


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dharmabum
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:12 AM

Hey Kendall,
I'd tell you a joke,but I know you've heard 'em all before!

Best wishes & a speedy recovery to you.

    Ron.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Fergie
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:45 AM

Kendall
Best of luck to you from Dublin, keep the spirit and hope that you are fixed and out of there in no time, you will be in my thoughts.
Slán go foill
Fergus


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:50 AM

Thanks, artbrooks.

I told him he should see what people are saying about him with him off line.

That oughta get him up!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: fiddler
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:51 AM

Kendal,

this is not a case of WCS is it?

White Coat Syndrome

or the one I seem to get which pushes my stress levels up

I'm going to take your blood pressure syndrome.

There are no good acronyms for them though.

Get well soon - think relaxing thoughs about trips to the UK where everything is smaller and slowere than USA!

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Willie-O
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:52 AM

I wouldn't dare tell ya a joke...just do whatever ya need to do to get out of there in due course. Bypass, don't exert yourself for a few days--how hard can that be?

Take care and best wishes, skipper.

Bill


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:36 AM

Kendall.....given your prodigous repertoire of funnies, I will just give you the punch lines:

Sorry......had him set for pheasants.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:40 AM

Good luck on Monday and thereafter. Hang in there and keep the aspidafsteras flying.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:24 PM

Wow, Kendall, that was quick action on your doctors' part! My dad had triple bypass 15+ years ago & is still going strong at 80. His dad had died just after retirement w/ a heart attack. I'm thankful for the advances in medical science!

Best to you,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 01:32 PM

The stuff you do for story fodder! And wadya mean, no Guinness?!? Not that long ago it was PRESCRIBED! (Well, especially for nursing mothers and people with kidney stones or just run down and in need of iron, etc.)

Thinking about you, Kendall. Lots.

(I suppose you'll use this as an excuse not to come to the February shanty singaround . . .)

Love ya,
Linn


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Max
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:11 PM

Those poor nurses. Love ya Kendall.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:16 PM

That hospital website is neat! They are going to think that they have a famous person in there!(;>)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dave Swan
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 02:32 PM

Came in late here. Something about you and Catspaw and somebody else in some kind of three way?

Well, have fun then.

Best of luck with the procedure and a speedy recovery, sir.

D


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: mg
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:27 PM

get well soon....mg


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:47 PM

Poor nurses?! Bet they're lining up to volunteer for the overnight, Max.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:02 PM

Hey, Kendall! My brother had sleep apnea and had some surgeries for it. The last one wasn't laser like the others, it was with a good, old fashioned, scalpel. So the surgeon did an EKG (ECG) and found a very small, very faint anomaly. Said he'd do the surgery and that Tony should get checked out later by his doctor.

All went well, and finally Tony went for an echocardiogram stress test.

He didn't go home. They slammed him in the hospital and next morning they did nine (9) bypasses.

He said to tell you that he's still ahead.

If he can survive that AND seven kids, you can go to Blighty after three.

Take care, and get well, ya hear?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:40 PM

Good luck, Kendall. Looking forward to hearing all the gory details.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: annamill
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 07:49 PM

Please be careful!

Love, Ann


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:51 PM

Hey folks, the community confuser is available for a short while, so just want to bring you up to speed. The prognosis is excellent, and I am not a bit worried.

Love to you all.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:57 PM

So are they doing what? Are you having open heart or have they done an angioplasty? I got confused along the line here somewhere.......Whatever it is, you got my best thoughts, such as they are. Of course my best thoughts are generally about sex but that's another story.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:08 PM

Kendall, I just got off the phone with Rick. He sends his regards and a wish for your speedy recovery.

Me too. You're in pretty good heath for someone undergoing this surgery and should sail through this. I'll keep you in my thoughts, dear.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:24 PM

I wrote this before, but I'll pass it along to you as well Kendall. BTW, if you're having the bypass, hopefully they take the vein they will use from inside rather than your leg. Your leg will bother you for weeks after the chest trauma is over!!!

Ya know Kendall, it's hard to have a sense of humor when you're in pain ain't it? And the folks who staff these damn places seem to have a weird sense of humor themselves.
When I had the quad by-pass, they went to great lengths to explain prior to the surgery about "What to do if you have to cough." They explained all the details of holding the pillow over your chest, arms crossed, etc. Then they said that this was traumatic to the surgical incision (read: chopping your breastbone in half with an ax--actually they use a nice little POWER SAW!!!). Then, as soon as you are off the vent, the first thing they want you to do is COUGH. Now I know this is to keep your lungs clear and prevent pneumonia, but you'd think they could come up with a "Lung Sucker" of some sort so you wouldn't have to wouldn't you? So you cough for them and they say, "Again...a little deeper this time." You wish at this point you were stronger so you could get out of bed and kick their ass.

After this comes the cruelest joke. You feel a sneeze coming on. All of a sudden, in that nanosecond before you sneeze, a whole series of thoughts fly through your brain which can be summarized by, "If a cough liked to kill me, this is gonna' be a motherfucker.......and the SOB's never MENTIONED sneezing!!!" After the sneeze, when someone has picked up the quivering blob on the floor that used to be your body and returned it to an upright position, thought #2 hits-----"Sneezes always seem to come in 3's." Uh-huh. Two more sneezes later, you are barely alive and wondering where you can steal some morphine when a nurse walks in and, after a check of your vitals, says, "Okay, now cough...Have to keep those lungs clear don't we?" You try to remember anyone you've known in the past who might be willing to drop by the hospital and beat this bimbo to a bloody pulp.

And why do they all say "we." Like, "We have to cough....We have to get our exercise....We have to take our shower." The main practioners of this plural art are always the most unattractive women you have ever met and you want to say, "Honey, I wouldn't get in a shower with you if I was being attacked by Killer Bees."

Of course there are bedpans......How the hell can you shit lying flat on your back? Actually you're arched backwards. So they whip the sucker under you and then leave......and don't come back......and in the meantime a group of friends walk in.........right then.............

And get a note from your doctor if they use wire and staples to hold your sternum together because you will set off metal detectors stark naked. I'm serious here, especially in this day and age.

I really enjoy the part where you try to move around with all the stuff hooked up. Especially fun is walking down the hall with your IV stand held by one hand, your catheter bag half full of piss in the other, and your ass hanging out. Very attractive.

Well Kendall, I hope you're having a fun time tonight....the fun doesn't last much longer!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Art Thieme
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:45 PM

Well, Kendall,

My old uncle had a hemorrhoid break free and lodge in his heart a few years back. It worked very much like the bypass on the Interstate (I-39) near here. They put in a concrete cloverleaf and eliminated the need for any bypass at all. (You can only hope.) Then they doused it with Prep-H., shrunk it, and it passed easily through the main artery, Interstate-80, also near here, until it was right back where it should've been. Many say that our town, Peru in Illinois, really is the anus of the state. And Bush just introduced to congress a bill that will make the Concrete Cloverleaf the National Flower of the U.S.A. That seems somehow quite appropriate to me since those now outnumber any other variety of flower.

Whatever !!!

Be well, good sir.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:58 PM

DAMN!!



Sincerely,

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Maryrrf
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 10:19 PM

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery so you can enjoy your trip to the UK


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 10:55 PM

Tossing a few more healthy thoughts on the pile...best wishes for a speedy recovery!

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JedMarum
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 11:02 PM

get well quick, Kendall .. this thread's getting long in the tooth!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 12:34 AM

For once Gargoyle got it right!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 07:36 AM

You guys are great! Gargoyle, you surprise me, thanks man.

Spaw, the details are this: I failed the stress test. At first I thought, ok, I lack stress, but no, they have their own slant on that.

Boils down to this, I have 3 arteries that are partially blocked with something, probably lobster meat, and I need a triple bypass. That will be done on Monday am at 6:30.
Assuming they don't screw it up, I'll fill you in after.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 09:26 AM

A triple? Kendall, from you I expected at least a home run.

Stop playing silly games and get better.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 09:45 AM

Well, this is fine stuff, Skipper! You're in excellent company, folks who have been bypassed and survived it!! I don't know why anyone would want to do such a thing as bypass Kendall though. I find it unthinkable, myself.

If they get that lobster meat outta there tell them you want a doggie bag -- that stuff is pricey.


A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:14 AM

I hope this gives you a chuckle. As I was laying in my hospital bed, JUST before starting my hip surgery, I was visited by all kinds of people: the anesthesiologist, the blood taker, the blood giver, many nurses, and of course the DOCTOR. I smelled the doctor's breath ... NO whiskey smell. I looked at his hands and they were NOT shaking, even though he had blood on his clothes from the previous patent.

He then asked me several questions, handed me a magic marker pen, and told me to put an "X" on which hip I wanted replaced. After I did that, he wrote his own name on the right side. A few minutes later, when I was finally alone, I took the same pen that was on the table and drew a verticle line over my right hip. Then I scribbled "START" and "STOP."

When I saw him on his morning rounds early the next morning, he was laughing as he came into my room. He said that he'd NEVER seen that one done before and he loved it! CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson (who's ALSO had a triple bi-pass)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Alice
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:15 AM

Looking forward to your update after Monday. You are resilient, and I'm banking on that toughness. Take care.

Alice in Montana


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: freda underhill
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:18 AM

look forward to chatting soon Kendall!

all my best wishes

fred


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:33 AM

Update:
I visited Kendall yesterday. He has a very young and pretty Kelly waiting on him hand and foot. Coffee? Cream and Sugar???? Anything else? Fluff your pillow???

But fate has stepped in and ENTER the roommate from hell with his mouth on "automatic" (Kendall's description, not mine). He even talks while he reads the newspaper. And what does he talk about? "This is the part that will hurt the worst..." Great! And to add insult to injury, he is a football fan. Can't wait for Superbowl Sunday. I am not sure he will live to see the Superbowl.

The hospital provided him with earphones for his Walkman. He has a supply of tapes. His sense of humor remains and at least one nurse takes notes so she remembers the lines when she gets home.

Some of you have asked for an address:

Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102

His room changes so just put Kendall Morse and he will get it.

I tried to bring (take?) a large helium balloon shaped like a whale (3' of Blue Whale) but I stepped on the ribbon and it took off over South Portland. Big as it is, it will probably set off alarms at Portland Jetport. Kendall had to settle for the weight. It's the thought that counts.

Late
SINS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:44 AM

Great work, Sins -- now we're in for all kinds of stories about blue whales flying in from outer space. Whitly Streiber will take up residence in Portland and become an expert and do talk shows. Souvenir stands will pop up all over and telescope sales will soar like wildfire.   The Skipper gets out of the hospital and he won't recognize the old place with all the uproar about flying blue whales. Just don't tell him you started it!!

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 10:56 AM

Too late. I told him.

The best was putting the star shaped weight on the hook of his wheel chair. Had the staff confused thinking it meant something.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 11:20 AM

LMAO.....Sins, you gave me a real belly laugh with the whale!!! Sitcom material.....I have this great mental image of it happening. Now if the FAA shows up at your door, it will be perfect!!!!

Hanging stuff on his chair? Yeah....When Karen was in for the month long stay she started putting things the boys brought her on her IV rollaround. After awhile it became an attraction......"Got anything new today?"....."Oh, I love that thing with the pine cone." I had given her a really neat looking bear and he ended up riding on the top. One of the nurses actually took a picture!

I'm sure the hospital staff is enjoying Kendall. 99% of their patients are more like his roomie or just pains in the ass. If you're different, weird, funny, whatever, I think it lightens their day (or night). AND....you always seem to get the special stuff!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 11:43 AM

Here's another hospital trick I learned when Judy had her heart bi-pass surgery. On the second day of her hospital stay, I brought the most expensive, decadent, gooey chocolate cake that money could buy. I delivered it to the nurses break room at five in the morning, with a note that said, "Judy in bed 801-2 says thank you for all the great service."

It was amazing, the service she got. Nurses would come in, in the quiet of the night and give her foot massages. ANYTHING she wanted was there instantly. It almost got to be embarrasing. Bob


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 12:03 PM

Pillow to cough with? They gave my brother a nice big teddy bear, and he got to take it home, too. He sleeps with it every night after he dresses it in a cute little thong nightie and gives it a nice big smooch.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 12:29 PM

My mom was in for surgery (gall-bladder, after the pancreatitis calmed down) and her roommate gave her a big bear to sleep with. It was wonderfully comforting (in lieu of the pet cat, etc.) and did help with coughing and soothing some pain. Mom went home and bought herself a nice big bear that she named "Nancy" after that roommate. And in her will she actually left the bear to a friend's cat (the cat would visit when her mistress was travelling, and would curl up on the bear).

While a bear might not sit well with Kendall they have large stuffed EVERYTHINGs these days--we have a couple of orcas. Find him a stuffed blue whale for during the night he needs something pillow-like to put a little extra pressure over a sore spot. Or just give him a nice pillow.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peg
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 01:18 PM

well, I tried to post to this earlier but it did not go through!or got deleted for some reason...

Damn, Kendall, are you just getting back at me cuz I keep cancelling my visit? Ya ole galoot...well, this will make that lobster dinner (er, maybe steamed haddock for you) that much more worth waiting for.

Just get better soon. I worry about that roommate of yours.

peg


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 03:36 PM

Actually, he is quite intelligent, like to play trivia. That is, he did until I asked him to explain the Webster-Ashburton treaty of 1843. Now, he wants to discuss Antarctica.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: harpgirl
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 04:45 PM

gee whiz, Kendall...if I was threaded on all the way and I wasn't a big joke here at Mudcat, I would wish you the best...anyway, at least now you have a very good shot at that nurse I suggested!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tig
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 05:08 PM

Somebody over there please make sure he has a nice BIG teddy to hug when he needs to cough. Magician wouldn't have been half as happy (or as comfortable) without his!

He's well on the mend and didn't even get the quick superservice you seem to be having Kendall.

Hope to see you at the YG.

Lots of love and hugs,
Tigxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 06:26 PM

You have no idea how far and wide I have searched for a large stuffed llama but none to be found. Can anyone help? I hate to settle for a teddy bear.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 06:40 PM

Mary, I may be able to comply! I'll check the shop on Monday and let you know (closed Sundays and too late now!)

Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 07:15 PM

Hey, Kendall, next time I'm in the hospital, you can be my roomie. I know something about the W-A Treaty!!!

Good luck tomorrow, young fella.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 07:18 PM

I'll second that, Kendall. All the best to you, buddy.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 07:26 PM

Kendall, would you cut it out? This sort of behavior is getting tiresome! What? You didn't go out and choose to need triple bypass surgery just for fun? I don't believe a word of it. Nevertheless, you have my best wishes (Geeta's too) for a speedy recovery and a lot less time spent in hospitals. Try to go easy on the chaplains.

Love,
Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jets
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 09:33 PM

I hate to be selfish but I am a litle upset over the fact that I had to eat lunch alone Friday.Some people will do the damdest thing to get out of a comitment


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 11:39 PM

No stuffed llamas here, but we can get a stuffed, cuddly antelope from Wyoming if that'll do in a pinch?!**bg**

Kendalldarlin'....I know you'll come through with flying colours. You are an inspiration, Cap'n and give me courage.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 11:47 PM

I did a web search also--the only stuffed ones are so small as to not really be useful.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 12:53 AM

For me being in the hospital and having surgery after surgery (after surgery) after surgery was the closest thing I ever had in 40 years as a folksinger to a paid vacation. I came to see the various hospitals pretty much as sadistic spas. Kendall, I do hope you have vacation insurance !! But watch out for those damn pre-existing vacations. The damn insurance guys won't pay for those. Yeah, I know they're wrong---but what can a fellow do??

Push that button and get all the drugs you can pump into yourself. After surgery, it's perfectly legal !!!!!!!

ENJOY

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 01:09 AM

36-40" tall llama from Bolivia! (expensive, but cute:-)

That led to a new BS thread..."A whole lotta Lamas ala Dalai." Be sure to check it out.**bg**


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: open mike
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 02:00 AM

the stuffed animal link is not working...
best of luck in the morning, my friend..
i will knock on wood, cross my fingers,
and send you virtual four leaf clovers!
I am imagining you there with a lap top
or something, plugging in your computer
and connecting with this whole community
of well-wishers, and the nurses are going
to wonder what in the heck you are up to!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: freda underhill
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 06:51 AM

hi Kendall

i had to go under some years ago. when i came out, in the morphine haze i thought i was surrounded by angels..

later i recognised the faces of someof those angels as they wandered around the awrds tending to people!

i will be thinking of you & sending you best wishes in your morphine dreams...

freda


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 07:33 AM

A whole page of stuffed llamas Maybe this will work. I'm wondering if Cherry Sue Llama should help supervise recovery. Teddy Bears look much more cuddly.

Love Ya Kendall,

tinker


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 08:00 AM

Ah, thanks for fixing the link, Tink. I recehecked mine, not sure what was wrong. Anyway, it was an alpaca I see, so it wasn't exactly the right thing anyway. At least the biggest one I saw on there, was..it's the one with the little girl.:-)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 08:11 AM

Aw, they are SO CUTE! The real live ones are pretty cute too, but it wouldn't do to cuddle them.

Kendall, I have a Spirit Guide, Angel Erica, who helped me when I broke my wrist a couple of years ago. I'm sure she wouldn't mind me sending her to watch over you for a while. I'm doing pretty well these days.

Love and {{{{{{hugs}}}}}} from Jenny


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peg
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 08:39 AM

I spoke with Kendall briefly last night. He is in very good spirits as you can read from his messages...there does seem some danger of boredom overtaking him (heck, it's a hopsital), although he say   she's had guests coming in and out and has enjoyed that immensely...

Imminent surgery did not prevent him from making a couple of choice comments about Resident Bush...

he's gonna be fine.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Annie
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 09:55 AM

Wow! There's a lot of first hand experience with this thing among folkies. Is it too late for me to switch to rock 'n roll?

With all this good advice on how to win friends and influence caretakers, I expect your recovery will be charmed if nothing else.

Gotcha covered in my thoughts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: MAG
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 11:00 AM

Annie, there's a lot of experience with this thing among us boomers.

Aging really isn't for sissies, but fortunately, older gets better at dealing with stuff.

Kendall, all good thoughts flowing your way.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 11:34 AM

I like this one.

Although I don't think we'd ever get the Skippuh to hold still for a photo hugging it...I can dream, can't I??

LOL!


A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 11:40 AM

Think we could get him into red pants, red socks, and Mary Janes? Without ropes and chains, I mean?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Brían
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 12:41 PM

I stopped in to see Kendall briefly this morning. He seemed in good spirits. He is doing a good job of keeping his roommate and nurses entertained and on their toes. He was on Mudchat on the computer in the hall when I came and had 2 phone calls while I was there but seem to appreciate all visits and wishes.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mudlark
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 05:48 PM

Hi Kendall...just to let you know I'm sending good thots every day. Cant hurt, might help. May the force be with you!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 06:04 PM

Kendall's "Rollin' Home" is on Record Lady (Real Country (!) p. 21. Yup, a real cowpuncher. Just find a nice night nurse (oops, here come the PCs).


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 07:47 PM

I visited today too. Went past the Nurses'Station and overheard a young, buxom lady in white telling of her impending trip to England with Captain Morse. Incredible! Hope Terri can accomodate two - or more if he gets carried away with the morphine.

He is scheduled to go down to surgery at 6:30 AM EST Monday. Group prayers, candles, chants, etc. are in order.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Uncle Jaque
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 11:20 PM

Ye Gads, Mon!

Just got home from an old Girlfriend's funeral up in NH (she was a Career Educator and Artist; 53 - Cancer), and check in on the ol' Cat after an absence of some time... and gadzooks already!

As I lingered in the Church sanctuary this afternoon after the standing-room-in-the-back packed-out services (the same Church I used to attend on occasion with my Parents some 40 years ago) and noticed the urn in between the flowers on the altar, Kendall's rendition of "Ashes on the Sea" came to mind rather strongly, and was poigiantly descriptive of my feelings at the moment.

Although thankfully this latest Kendall-Drama seems to be on a positive course, and the prognosis looks good, the prayers of this conservative Yankee Baptist will be with the good Captain Monday Morning, to be sure.

A week ago Saturday Aunt Mah'thah & me and Sister-In-Law Kathi went up to see Fred & Julia in a Robert Burns commemerative concert in Brunswick, backed up by another very talented couple whose names I have forgotten already.

Met Jets up there and inquired of Friend Kendall, and he brought me up to speed on the planned trip to Ye Auld Countyerie. Hope that it will still be a "go" and that a grand time is had by all.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 08:26 AM

Candles are lit and blessings are flowing....


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 08:44 AM

The West awaits....


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 08:59 AM

Healing streams of light flowing from NH!

Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peg
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 09:38 AM

are you all serious about a stuffed llama?
I am fairly certain there is one for sale in a shop near me; they have agreat selection of exotic stuffed critters (emus, wild boars etc.) I will check.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 09:44 AM

gotta be a huggable one though. and of COURSE we're serious.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peace
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 10:52 AM

Kendall,

A boy llama or a girl llama?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:00 AM

I remember a little rhyme from when I was a kid:

A one l lama, he's a priest
A two l llama, he's a beast
But I will bet you a cat's pajama
There isn't any three l lllama.


We're surrounding you with love and light, Kendall. Come back safely and soon!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:07 AM

Brucie! A girl llama, of course. Do you think our Captain is a pervert?

No news yet but it is early.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:13 AM

It may be early for you, this side of the pond has been nibbling fingernails for a while now!

Let us know as soon as you can.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:16 AM

I know what you mean Liz - been on my mind all morning.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Metchosin
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:27 AM

Best wishes kendall.

Susan


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:32 AM

Same here. Hope we get to hear something before I have to go out, which would be 3p Mudcat time...*hint*...*hint*....thanks, Sins, seriously, for being there and keeping us up to date. And, to the rest of you who are there and had a chance to report in, too.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: moocowpoo
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 11:38 AM

moo be with yoo!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:02 PM

Somewhere I've got a cartoon of "The Dalai Lama's llama dolly with a doily" -- llama on wheels with a crocheted doily on its back being pulled by . . . oh, you get the picture.

With all the good thoughts and prayers being aimed at it, there must be a huge glowing energy dome over Maine Medical Center by now -- hope the Department of Homeland Security realizes it's a GOOD thing.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:02 PM

You can be friends with a one-'l' beast
Lemur brother, leopard mama
But they ain't the best, cuz at the very least
You can go two-'l' with a llama

He's gonna get a dolly llama
Cause he's heard they're all the rage
For a cough in the night, he can hold it tight
Right up to his rib cage 2, 3, ... Ohhhhhhh,
He's gonna get a dolly llama
To keep his guts inside
When a breeze makes him sneeze, pass the llama, if you please
And he can hang on for the ride

Perhaps it might be best if he didn't read that for a couple of weeks...

Love from here. Kendall's in my thoughts today.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:06 PM

Thinking of you Kendall, here in the far north......


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:15 PM

Jeri, you're too much!

I'm thinking we'll need a Getaway workshop or concert just for all these wonderful homespun songs: this, the car song, Roger's camp song...

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:16 PM

Okay, this utilizing nervous energy thing has gone on far enough, my family isn't going to know they live here if I keep cleaning at this rate. The stairs are empty and vacumned ( all 33 of them!) and I'm down to (up to??) the third floor landing... At this rate I'll be vacuuming Bubba. Maybe I'll even finish the Christmas odds and ends that are hanging around.... I guess I'll sit for a minute and just focus out a little of this...

tink


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:16 PM

I am on pins and needles here. SINS .... be sure and let us know as soon as you can. I had something come up this weekend which precluded me from calling, but he has been in my prayers steadily.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 01:06 PM

Fingers and eyes crossed--steady stream of prayers and positive thoughts---Is there family there for the docs to talk to when the surgery is over? Hope it is going well-like everyone else.

He is going to be pretty well out of it for awhile after the procedure is finished. He probably won't care if it is a girl or a boy llama!

Hey Kathy--you could always answer my p.m. when the family can't stand the cleaning anymore:)

Janie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 01:52 PM

Good news from Kendall's daughter, Deb.
He is in recovery. The surgery went quicker than expected. I think she said 2 1/2 hours. The shorter the edposure to anesthesia the better. He is still incubated(?) but they will remove the gadget within the hour because HE IS COMPLAINING!

Kendall will spend the night in recovery/ICU and be back on the first floor tomorrow PM. No complications are expected but there is always the possibility of bleeding, infection, or adverse anesthesia reaction.

I will visit him tomorrow. It may be best to hold off on the phone calls for a few days while he gets adjusted to the pain and routine.
SINS, exhaling


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 01:56 PM

And a giant sigh sweeps across the land and sea... Keeping the light but singing a very cheerful tune...

tink


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:01 PM

or perhaps that sigh vacuams its way across the land?

"incubated" is probably "Intubated"


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:11 PM

Phew! THANKS, Sins!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:27 PM

Complaining is a good thing! Thanks for keeping us posted (and Tinker, if you want to burn off any more energy, I have some vacuuming around here you can do).

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:43 PM

Intubated.
You can't talk when you're intubated. This must be very hard for Kendall, woozie-headed from being hypothermolated and anesthetized or not. One can only imagine the form these non-verbal complaints are taking. That was a SHORT bypass, and I hope it means there wasn't much to do! Thanks to SINSULL and Deb.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: KathWestra
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:46 PM

Whew! Thanks Mary! Now maybe I can get some work done today, rather than checking this thread every 2-1/2 minutes for news.
Kathy (contributing to the Mighty Wind of the collective Mudcat sigh....)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jacqui c
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 02:57 PM

Thanks Sinsull

I've been busy working this afternoon but always with one eye on the clock and wondering how things are going.

Jacqui


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 03:24 PM

Wow--I didn't know a by-pass could be done that quickly--must be because that heart is so big and he wears on his sleeve where it is easy to reach. Thanks so much Mary--it's not easy to have all of us here on the 'cat waiting for you to pass on every tidbit.

Kendall--it will probably be awhile before you catch up with this thread, but when you do.....hugs and kisses.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 03:43 PM

This is excellent news! If they're talking about removing the breathing tube that quickly it means he's breathing well enough on his own already - astounding considering what he's been through. Yay for Kendall!

Incidentally - you also can't talk when you're incubated. Or at least I've never met anyone who managed it.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 03:52 PM

Wooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooo!! I can breath now.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 03:53 PM

Good.

'Tain't no more to say right now, and that pretty much says it all.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Carly
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 04:19 PM

Good grief! I don't check Mudcat for a few days, and what do I find?
Kendall, my dear, you probably won't read this for a bit, but we are sending good thoughts your way. My mom is going strong 14 years after triple-bypass surgery, and of course there have been great improvements since then. Short surgery time is an excellent sign; heal quickly, now, and don't be too tough on your nurses!
Thank you, Sinsull, for keeping us up-to-date.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 04:22 PM

I imagine the tube was inserted when he was out, but removal will be when he'll be awake. I don't envy him that. Get comfortable as soon as possible, Kendall!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 04:48 PM

Glad to hear your doing well Kendall. Keep up the healing and get as many massages as the nurses will give you! Time to start eating garlic, vinegar and tomatos!
Heal well, Rustic


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 04:50 PM

great news! SINS--do not let him read this thread for a couple of days! (or only read him small selections..*grin*...wouldn't want staples a-flying!)

Look out, England, in a few weeks he's gonna have more energy than he's been used to!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 05:31 PM

Go away for a weekend and look what happens! Glad they caught it before serious damage-- you'll be fine! Hugs (carefully) PETE


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Cluin
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 05:57 PM

Get well soon, Kendall.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: bbc
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:03 PM

Thanks, Mary. Kendall, best to you!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:10 PM

For those of you who have never been on a vent (intubed with a ventilator which does the breathing for you)..........I have no way of describing it. The best thing you can do and the hardest thing to do is relax and trust it. The more you try to breathe, the more you cannot.....you're fighting the machine. It's as if you were drowning. You feel as if you need to breathe to get air, but you don't. But since you're not doing the normal thing you think you are not getting air so you gasp.....it's very strange. The best thing to do is just lay there and hope for drugs to keep you out of it so you aren't fighting the damn thing. After awhile you get used to it but it's still very scary every time you wake up. I've had this experience 3 times now and if I never have it again it will be too soon. It doesn't hurt when they remove it....just a bit of the gag reflex to help it along and out it comes.

My worst experience was back with the aneurysm (aortic dissection) when I was on one for about 10 days. Most of the time I was either in a coma or deep on drugs, but I had to put up with almost three days of being awake and on the vent. When they finally removed it, I was hoarse for several days.

Now that it's over.....Great!!!! Get better real fast Kendall and do all the things on the list. Hopefully all went well and your heart will now have to heal around the new arteries (about 2 weeks) and then get used to operating as it probably hasn't in several years. For that to happen, providing everything else is okay, you need to follow a rehab program and don't try to skip out on it. It's worth it if you can do it.

Also, like you, I had my chest cracked for the bypass, but in '02 when I had to have the mitral valve replaced, I thought I would have to do it again. Luckily, one of the best cutters in the US is at Ohio State and he was doing the testing on the daVinci Robot. Try not to let this depress you, but they now do ALL bypasses at OSU without opening your chest!!! Two small pencil sized holes and that's it! You're out of the hospital in two days and there is no pain from the surgery! Ain't that a pisser? Sorry man......

For me, I was the second patient to have a valve replaced robotically. Again, the two pencil holes for the arms of the robot plus a small incision to pass the valve in to the robot arms and that was it. After the post op (vent of course), I was feeling good right away because the really didn't do anything besides make a small incision....No Chest Cracking!!!! That was glorious! It was a little painful to raise my arm, but compared to the chest bit you get when they saw your sternum, it was nothing at all.

Hold onto your pillow and try not to sneeze and it will eventually go away. It takes a few weeks for the chest to feel much like normal again and you may always have a numb sensation in certain places. Groan a lot and show people your scar and get the max in pity while you can......after awhile they'll realize you're fakin' it. But at first, you won't be so get all the sympathy you can......not from me of course. No, when you think of me, remember I'm the guy who told you that it could have been completely painlessly!!!
.....**yarharharharyarharharharyarharhar**..... (evil laugh)

We love ya' Kendall.....and stay away from the Llahma for a few weeks...

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:20 PM

Good info, Spaw. Two to three weeks and our Captain should be back in better shape than he's been in years. Hope he still has a sense of humor.

Nice song, Jeri.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:33 PM

Kendall, Spaw reminded me of something. The scar.

My brother, the one who had nine bypasses, shows off his scar and tells everyone who will listen that he got it when he was bayoneted while trying to save a sweet old nun from the clutches of a gang of drug crazed biker thugs.

If he can come up with THAT, I'm sure you can think up something.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:37 PM

Glad to hear things have gone well! Mary, thanks so much for passing along the info.

Kendall, mend quickly!

Love, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Gareth
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 06:50 PM

Kendall - Survive and confound them !!!!!!

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 07:12 PM

If the scar runs up and down, vertically that is, I'd have a zipper tattooed over it!**bg** Take it easy and take heed of what Spaw says.:-)

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 07:48 PM

I am sure Kendall us quite capable of expressing his ire with a single finger, if need be, so you can rest assured that he will not be muffled by something as lame as a mere tube. He has more gestures in his vocabulary than they have tubes intheir supply closet!!


A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Col K
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for the news Sinsull,I am sure that all of us who met him on our trip with the Shellbacks will now be breathing more easily.
Give him our love when you next visit him.Many thanks for keeping us informed
Colin


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 09:36 PM

Phew, thank goodness for that. Goes to show you can't keep a good man down. See you soon back in chat, Kendall :-)

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 09:44 PM

They make some pretty good stuff for treating scars now. Mederma is one of them, kind of expensive, but it works. It's an old fashioned recipe, actually--the main ingredient is onion. My plastic surgeon (who treated a serious cat bite on my leg) said I could probably eat an onion a day and get the same level of scar reduction. It's much easier out of a tube, even if you like onions!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Will
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 10:45 PM

Hope you feel better real soon.
Chances are if they make ya feel better naked
you'll probably look better too. Bonus.
Hope we see ya in Belfast.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Brían
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 10:59 PM

Thanks for the update Sins! I am glad to see that Kendall is doing well(though he might not be thinking so right now)!

Brían


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Escamillo
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 04:01 AM

Breathing better here in the far South too. Get well very soon, Kendall, and do whatever the veterinarians tell you to do. They know nothing, but it is a little more than what we know.

A warm hug from the 37 C degrees of Buenos Aires
Andrés


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 04:41 AM

What a relief - take it easy Kendall - but we're still looking forward to seeing you over here in April.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 05:50 AM

My fingers and toes were getting cramped from all the crossing1 Wonderful news!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: alanww
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 06:42 AM

Thanks for the reports, SINSULL. Let's hear some more good news soon.
Brilliant news about the operation, Kendall! Now, you just hang on in there and get yourself fighting fit.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Stratford-upon-Avon in a mere 11 weeks time.
"All for to hear the small birds sing ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 07:59 AM

good on you Kendall - your humour has created a web of friendship around the world. Long may you shine!

best wishes

freda


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Fergie
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 08:17 AM

Sound man Kendall, the worst is now over and every day will bring improvement, you are in my thoughts as I offer incantations to the sea gods, stay safe and get well soon

Beannachtaí agus Sláinte
Fergus


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peg
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 09:53 AM

good news! I knew it would go fine.

Off to Mass General to sit vigil with a friend whose daughter is having delicate brain surgery today...Kendall's suceess is cheering...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 09:56 AM

Wonderful news. Hope you recover fast...we are looking forward to seeing you on this side of the pond Kendall.

Love
Khatt x


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: karen k
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 10:10 AM

Kendall, you continue to have my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm glad the surgery went well.

love ya,
k


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 03:21 PM

Kendall is back on Floor 1 and doing amazingly well. I visited him today. He is tired (DOH!) but in good form and humor. I suppose the morphine helps. He ate breakfast and lunch. A somewhat amazing feat since he, Deb, and I all looked at each other wondering who was the guilty party when the tray was brought in. It smelled that bad.

He needs lots of rest. And some sympathy when he hiccups. But he will be home and fine by the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Just another Dave
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 04:29 PM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Cap'n.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 04:46 PM

You ate morphine for breakfast AND lunch?!?

Hmmm . . .new story coming: "Confessions of a Maine Opium Eater." Washed down with pine sap, of course. (You heard about the guy from Maine who tried sniffing coke? And ended up having to have the brown liquid pumped from his lungs . . .)

Oh, I see now. You didn't actuall EAT the morphine -- that was SWILL that you had for brekkie and nooners. (Or was it Campbell's Cream of Gruel?)

Linn


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 04:59 PM

Just keep on keepin' on!

W.E.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jacqui c
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 05:15 PM

Glad it all went well Kendall. Sounds like hospital food is about the same over there as it is over here. I'm sure it's a plot to make people get better fast so they can get home for a decent meal!

One tip - if you're going to be looked after by your daughter when you come out let her behave as if she's your MOTHER for for while. If she's anything like mine she's probably been scared stiff of what was happening and, unlike you, didn't have anything else (like a major operation) to keep her mind occupied. She will probably have a need to get things somewhat under control and that will mainly be you! It will probably do you good anyway.

All good thoughts coming from this direction. Get well soon.

Jacqui


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Kim C
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 05:16 PM

Sins would you give him a kiss on the cheek from me? Thanks. :-)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Cuilionn
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 06:45 PM

Kendall--

It wis unco guid tae see ye on Sunday...frae the latest reports, Ah'm thinkin ma impromptu concert wisnae bad luck after all! Ah'm thankfu for the speed o yir healin & Ah luik for'ard tae seein ye at a ceilidh sometime soon!

Slainte mhór leibh! Best o health tae ye!

--Cuilionn (Holly)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 06:48 PM

Geeesh,

Kendall. When I went to bed last night I saw how long this list of posts was getting so I started it scrolling down by getting the cursor in the right place, first, and then I put a brick on top of my mouse to keep the scroll going.

When I woke up eight hours later, (didn't even have to get up to pee all night for once), it had just about scrolled down to where I'd had to leave off reading last night. Just perfect timing.

So now I'll tell you that I am sending out a photo of you this evening. It ought to be in your e-mailbox when you arise on Wednesday!! (It's you and Lee Haggerty.)

Feel good quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: andi
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 09:10 PM

Hope all went well Kendall and that you are soon feeling better and back at home


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 09:44 PM

Kiss him on the cheek???? He hasn't showered since Sunday! And he's in a hospital!

Didn't have to pee all night, Art? Thank you for sharing.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 10:31 PM

SINS, his recovery package should get there by tommorrow, open the small packet, wipe away his sins on one cheek and give the poor man a kiss. I think you can tell him the same one is from lots of us... BG

tink


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Annie
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 10:52 PM

Kiss him once for me too Sins. I'm not sharing my kisses with Tinker.

Annie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 11:14 PM

Yeah -- what Annie said!! :>)


A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 11:20 PM

Well...mr. kendall...it appears a laught-kat has not passed the stress-test amd is controlling tonigt's clone-controls.



Best wishes for your quick recovery...


{some content deleted-not by a kat }


Sincerely

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 12:05 AM

Well, I won't share a kiss with Annie either, but I might have one for you Amos if you come out to Getaway ....

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 12:11 AM

Tempting!!

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 01:06 AM

Thanks for the good news, Mary. Talked with Kendall on Sunday. Told him to hug the damned pillow like crazy if he felt a cough coming on, just as Spaw advises. Fortunately, Kendall quit smoking a long time ago, so the tendency to cough may be less for him than it was for me. I didn't quit smoking until I went to the hospital for the bypass.
    Anybody remember the Far Side cartoon of the surgeons huddled around the operating table. One of them says something like "Are you satisfied with your grip, Worthington? I am with mine. HAVE YOU MADE YOUR WISH?" It was on the bulletin board in the recovery room when I woke up. I brought it home and framed it.
    So, Kendall, if you can't hug your pillow. Call for a nurse!
    Sandy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: InOBU
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 07:54 AM

Gee... seems to me ... if they really worried about your heart, they would not have shaved your naughty bits! That would have raised my blood pressure! Keep on ticking, pal, Larry


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 08:15 AM

I know there is an address somewhere on this thread, but I sure as heck can't find it. Kendall, if I have to, I'll save my card to give to you when you come see us again. (OK, back to searching the 4,000,000 posts to this thread to see which one has the address.)

Janie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 08:33 AM

Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 09:01 AM

As another non smoker I didnt have any problems being on a respirator for eight days after parking a motor bike in the wrong place. The only snag was having to cover the Trach hole in order to speak after they took the tube out. Glad to hear things are going well.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 10:39 AM

Amos--you are a sweetheart! Card is on its way.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Genie
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 04:09 PM

Geez, I gots ta stop staying away so much. I come back and find Kendall going through an ordeal like this (and everyone beat me to the jokes and puns -- several times over). So relieved that you seem to be on the mend, Cap'n.

Tinker: "SINS, his recovery package should get there by tommorrow..." Let's hope that package isn't still purple and prickly, Tinker. ;-)

As for sharing the kisses, heck, ANY of you folks that get to see Kendall, go ahead and plant a couple on 'im fer me!

Now, to help keep you in my mind's eye (and ear) I'm gonna pull out my Mudcat Blue Plate Special CDs and listen to "Gently Down The Stream Of Time," "Palace Grand," "The Haying Song," and "Rolling Home To Old New England."

{{{{{{{{{{Kendall}}}}}}}}}}


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Hollowfox
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 06:42 PM

(Could you kiss 'im one for me too, please hon? Thanks)
Time to fire up the next @#$%-reduction candle when I get home in about 90 minutes. This one's for post-op. Love, Mary, not that one the other Mary. No, not that one either. You know, the one on Ohio who goes to Old Songs. *g*


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Hollowfox
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 06:43 PM

Did anybody notice that the little ads at the bottom of the thread now sometimes sell cathaters? Hehehee


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JedMarum
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 09:45 PM

Good news! Rest well, heal well, Kendall!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Kendall's New Room-Mate?
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 10:59 PM

According to the news this Morning, our very own Governor of Maine, Gov. John BALDACCI, and his State Police Driver / Bodyguard are spending the night at ME. medical Center tonight after smacking another vehicle and rolling over off the interstate 295 and into the thule-whacks in Bowdoinham in their State SUV.

Although their injuries are described as "non-life-threatening", I guess they got banged up considerably. The occupants of the other vehicle involved apparantly were unhurt.

   Even though I didn't vote for the Governor, I hope and pray for his speedy and complete recovery, as well as for his SP Detective escort.

Since it has been demonstrated in all sorts of studies that laughter can be very therapeautic, perhaps they could put the Gov. in the same room with Kendall.

   They ought to get along famously, and no doubt the Gov's. healing would be facilitated greatly by the spirit-lifting mirth which we all know the Cpt. is so capable of engendering.

Sort of like a "Communal Healing Environment", eh?

What does ye think?

Oh; By the way - as to huggable stuffed animals;

Do ye think that a sheep might be just a bit too obvious? };^{)~

UJ


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deda
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 11:24 PM

Yikes -- I, too, stay away a little too long and come back to dire news. Glad to know it's all over, and I imagine that the short and curlies are growing back in nicely by now (BG). I hope you're back up and around in short order. Where are you going in England? I have a friend who's moving there and I'm daydreaming about going for a visit in the spring.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 11:31 PM

Don't forget to send Kendall a greeting using the hospital's site, here. (link provided by artbrooks earlier) I bet Kendall gets more cards than the Guv!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 12:46 AM

Deda, we are going Mid April...I am leaving 16 April, Kendall is going a bit earlier....and, no, we are not 'together'...he is in Maine, I am in Wyoming. We are both staying about 5 weeks. PM catsPHiddle for more info on our schedules. Or PM me for info about my schedule...Yorkshire Gathering is May 21-23 in Selby, Yorkshire. I'll be there, so will Kendall. All gods willing.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 12:51 AM

MaryinKY, thanks for the link to the hospital. I'd missed it, earlier. That is a really neat service!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dr Will C U Now
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 01:04 PM

Get up Kendall, DeadHorse needs the bed.
Pay your bill on the way out.
NEXT!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 06:49 PM

UPDATE:
Kendall is doing well but is exhausted. His roommate won't have surgery until next Monday. He and his daughter plus another female make more noise than I believed possible. Nothing is moved without a bang and a bonk and a barrage of shrill advice. The gentleman performs similar feats everytime he visits the resttroom. And he doesn't wash his hands.

The "girls" are like Cinderella's ugly sisters with brain damage. Now picture this - Dad is OK and capable of getting around. He is bitching about the food and keeps a journal documenting his calorie intake. He complains to anyone who will listen that he is not getting enough food. "I've lost 3 lbs. since Sunday."
The lasdies read the newspapers to him including the ads. Did you know that the Dollar Store sells window cleaner at $1.50/bottle? She then proceeded to work out the price per oz. SIGH Four hours of this nonsense.

And Captain Morse looked as if his blood pressure was going through the roof. Everytime he went into a semi-sleep, one of them would shriek out an article to Dad.Dad kept trying to open the curtain between their beds so they could chat. I wordlessly shook my head "No". I do believe I offended them.

Anyway...the good news: besides numerous aches and pains Kendall is recovering nicely and may be sent home tomorrow. He asked me to read all the messages that arrived since Monday. There were a bunch! His daughter was very touched by all the attention. Utah Phillips tracked him down and chatted with him - that perked him up. And he opened his care package from Tinker. Spotted Dick got a laugh but the wind-up train was his favorite.

He is able to get out of bed and walk to the restroom on his own. He does wash his hands. I listened. He is walking with help 3-4 times a day.

I would limit the phone calls for a while. He desperately needs to sleep. But all is well and I am sure he will recover in plenty of time for his trip to England.

Oh yeah - a hospital person walked in, went up to his bed, and kissed him. I was dumbfounded and said "Did that woman just kiss you?" turned out it was a friend of the family checking. Spaw would be jealous - there is a cute little girl named Kelly with a blond ponytail who winks and flirts and adores him. Kendall hasn't lost his sense of humor or his eye for the ladies.

SINS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 07:14 PM

Hey now! They're just taking advantage of his helplessness. Make them behave, Sins! Holly will be jealous. She wanted to know if we could go to the hospital to visit him. Wish we could!!

I'm so relieved. Sounds like everything's gonna be just fine.

Now the question is, how is he FEELING?

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 07:19 PM

He feels like crap. But that is a good sign. The painkillers are wearing off and he is getting fed up with his surroundings.

Dopey sister #1 couldn't dial an 800 number because it had too many numbers in it. 2 was susidizing Dad's low fat/low cal diet with Eskimo Bars and Ice Cream Sandwiches. Maybe he has money and they are trying to get rid of him. Just wish they would do it quietly.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 07:46 PM

"Let me go home, I wanna go home
I feel so broke-up I wanna go home"

Hope you'll soon be home and able to start recovering, Kendall! Best wishes from Germany.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 08:17 PM

A hospital is not the place to hang around if you want any undisturbed sleep! Even in the middle of the night, here comes someone wanting blood.

Thanks for standing guard, Sinsull! It's awfully hard to be polite or tolerant about the roommate foolishness when you're feeling well, let alone when you feel like crap.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 08:45 PM

Hey Sins ... It is SO EASY to change roomates in a hospital! All he has to do is to give his roomate a kiss, on the lips, the next time he's up to use the bathroom. I'm surprised he hasn't thought about it! CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for the update Mary. I'm really glad he's about to be heading home. The Captain has never suffered fools easily, and that crew sounds as if they are doing their best to be intolerable. I also must confess that despite Morti's assurance that Spotted Dick is very tasty, I'm waiting for the Captain's opinion.

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 09:19 PM

From Da Ads below...

"Equipment for Applying & Testing Medical Device Coatings"

"Dip tubes with positive control"


Words fail me...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 09:35 PM

Well danged, Kendall!

Why the heck you didn't put this down on the BS, where I'd find it??? Now that makes me real mad! Okay not real mad but slightly mad...

So ya' been eatin' too many of the lobsters, heh? Well, I think it was more about telling so many of them stories myself but if you wanta blame this stuff on a danged crustacian, then knock yerself out... Ahhh, figuratuvely speakin', of course...

Well, reckon it's purdy good to get yerseff all tuned up so you can kick some butt fir yer last 30 or so years. We wouldn't want no Kendall Lite, would we? No sir. No Kendall Lite fir this ol' hillbilly. NO sir-ree...

Well, when ya get around to readin' this jus' remember that you is the same ol' cuss as you were before... Heck, my brother's ma-in-law had a triple bypass over 25 years ago and could probably kick the butts of over half the folks I know.... Hmmmmmm?.... Mine included...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: harpgirl
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 09:58 PM

Mary, I just want you to know that I think you have been a wonderful friend to Kendall these past years and that he is very lucky to have you (as is Seamus). I hope Kendall realizes what a fine person he has attracted to his side and that he gives you the appreciation you deserve. And I mean this, sincerely! I see all the support, friendship, love, and respect you have given him and I admire and respect YOU for it. Keep up the good work. Everyone and especially some of us, need earthly angels to help us along in life.
harpy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: magician
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 10:07 PM

Just recently done that. Feeling better now than when I went into hospital. Still a long way to go to be right, get tired very easily. Just a few words of warning. DON'T COUGH AND SNEEZE AT THE SAME TIME. Love your bear and he will see you through.

It isn't as bad as people meake it out to be.


Compare scars one day,

Daff


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 10:55 PM

Maybe I skimmed over without seeing it--was a suitable stuffed critter secured for our newly repaired friend?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: MAG
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 11:33 PM

Earplugs can work wonders ...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Kaleea
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 03:07 AM

So, Kendall--getting out of jail maybe? We hope you had a nice vacation! All that R&R! All that good food! All that quiet! & . . .   Noise? . . . in a hospital? In the wee hours? As I was sitting with an elderly friend in the hospital at a couple of clocks in the weeAM the other night/morn, we were watching the sci-fi channel & she said "What is that noise?" I looked out in the hall, & told her "It's just the Zamboni doing the floors." She knew exactly what I was referring to! The floor polisher.
    Next night, after the "Zamboni" went by-- while watching the sci-fi channel yet again, at about 02:30ish A.M.-- a sound erupted as if the Keystone Cops were giving chase. "What in the world is going on now?" she inquired. I was about to stick my nose out in the hall to inquire of a passing staff member when about 3 of them descended upon the room we were in--there was a fire drill, & darned if they didn't come in & find the "fire"--a piece of red paper in my friend's wastebasket! It must be the sci-fi channel that attracts the noise & excitement. Or else Musicians.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:09 PM

First: Kendall is on his way home! Daughter #1 is with him at the hospital. #s 2 & 3 are at his house cleaning and at the grocery store stocking up. And of course it is snowing - first snow since December. Add to that, Kendall's roof is leaking apparently all over his stereo equipment. This should be fun.

Second: I am a bitch on wheels who overcompensates by being nice to people. Kendall gets as good as he gives. Thank you for the paean, harpy, but Mother Theresa, I am not. Can't let people think I am easy. On the other hand, if I am your friend, there is nothing I will not do for you. Kendall has been the most supportive friend I could have hoped to have found. Picking up my life and moving it to Maine has not been easy but I wanted it. Kendall made it possible. Plus he's handy with a power screwdriver.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jeffp
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:22 PM

Congratulations on getting sprung!!! You must have a good lawyer. Take care of yourself and get bettah!

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:32 PM

all these euphemisms!

I can guess what the "stereo equiptment" is - but what portion of his anatomy would then be "Kendall's roof" - and in what manner is it "leaking"


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Tinker
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:41 PM

SINS-- I know, I know... "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature...." I promise not to think you're a sweetie, okay?? But I'm gonna love you anyway.

tink

PS I hope Kendall get's setled with all due speed.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Bassic
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:42 PM

Welcome home!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: georgeward
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 02:32 PM

As long as the heat works...

Welcome home, Kendall!   - George


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Mark Ross
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 02:37 PM

Glad to hear you're back and home safe. Take it slow, mate.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 03:02 PM

Isn't this the time of year when "ice dams" cause oddly placed leaks? Is there any snow on the roof that someone is going to get out to eliminate with some bizarre New Englander contortions with panty hose and rock salt? Let me lean back and imagine this task--sounds like a good job for a daughter or a son-in-law!

Good luck rescuing the electronic equipment from whatever the source of the leak--Kendall's likely going to need it while he's stuck close to home for a while.

Mend quickly, Kendall!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: open mike
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 03:31 PM

do tell! more info needed here:
"bizarre New Englander contortions with panty hose and rock salt"
I'd like to know the story behind this!!
one of the fellers who often sings in the
pal talk room was born in that hospital!
and we are all so glad you have done your
time there and are heading for more familar quarters
where you can have more say-so over who shares
a room with you!
I have heard of rach salt and nails
but rock salt and panty hose is still a mystery.
If you got the Rose Tatoo rootin' for you-
you got a whole picket line full of Wobblies
out there on your side! Bound to help your case!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 05:33 PM

Yes, I'm home, but totally exhausted The roof does not leak, the was frost build up on the inside, and the warmer weatherm caused it to mrelt. Needs mor insulation, thats all.
I'll writre more when I've had some sleep. Thanks, more than I can say, to all.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,annie
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:04 PM

Sins, you sound perfectly normal to me. I thought we all did that!!

Kendall : Rest up and mend up. Sit up and sleep. Good prep for the flight to England.

Glad you're out of THERE.

Annie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:07 PM

Nice to know you are back home Kendall. Means you will NOT be a no show in April. looking foreward to it mate.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: DonMeixner
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:24 PM

Welcome home Skipper

Don


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:28 PM

Best wishes, Kendall!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: bbc
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:30 PM

Good to have you back, Kendall. I know your own bed will feel good! Rest well.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:36 PM

so glad that you are home safe! YEA!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: bigchuck
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:41 PM

Glad you're home Cap'n. Take it easy for a while now, but I hope to see you at Old Songs and hear some more lies.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:47 PM

Sleep tight, Kendall- glad you're home.

Mary, Mother Theresa you ain't but I've been the recipient of that heart of gold!

To all of us in New England- stay safe and warm tonight! It's dangerous out there!

Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 08:27 PM

While you all in Maine are battling the nasty weather, spare a thought for us in Oz, sweltering in a summer heatwave. Consider some of our heat beamed your way.

Glad to see you breezed through it all right, Kendall. Take it easy and get lots of sleep. Hope to see you back in chat soon.

Love, Jenny


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 08:48 PM

Sweet dreams, Kendall!

Sins, I want to know more about that power screwdriver!!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 10:16 PM

Waiting for Kendall to be able to post by himself...I miss him. Dreamed about him last nigh....but he was in fine form in the dream.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 10:21 PM

Good for you Kendall, I'm glad you made it home. I hope you got the CD I sent to you. If not, let me know, I will send another.

Glad your back, Captain,
Mike


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 11:01 PM

open mike, a couple of years ago some of the folks in the Northeast were talking about how ice dams build up on roofs, and when conditions are right, they allow water to back up behind them, in an uphill move, getting under the shingles. It's something that is cured by getting the ice off of the roof, and someone was talking about using rock salt in panty hose. Throw it up on the roof where it sits in the groove where the ice is and the salt will melt the ice, clearing out the dam.

Kendall, I'm pleased to see you online as brief as your appearance was today. We've never met, but I've followed enough stories and threads to know you're a keeper! Rest up and get well quickly.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: open mike
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 12:16 AM

HEY! this thread needs a new name; Kendall NOT in hospital
or Kendall home now!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 03:13 AM

Better leave Seamus with Mary for a bit longer, Kendall. That energetic beast jumping up to welcome you home (I refer to Seamus, of course!) could pop a stitch or two. We all wish you a speedy recovery and some quickly recharged batteries for your power screwdriver.
    the other Sandy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 05:54 AM

Sandy, I like to think that I could bust one or two of Kendall's stitches myself. In fact....no I won't.
Get well soon, Kendall.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Fortunato up before the chickens
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 06:57 AM

Kendall,

Congrats on surviving the witch doctors. Now that you've had your pipes roto-rootered, no doubt you'll feel like a young buck.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. All the best.

Chance Shiver


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 09:54 AM

Chance, you got some lazy-ass chickens up there!

Good morning Kendall!

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Peg
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 10:01 AM

rest up and get better, Kendall! You'll be fine now that you're not bunking with those Philistines.
hope to see you soon.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 10:20 AM

Well folks, I took a turn for the nurse and they sent me home. My daughters are all mothering me, and Sinsull is in on the mothering too. Couldn't be in better hands. May need something for depression, but at least I'm above ground. Oh, the pain, the pain...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 10:27 AM

Hey! Good to hear from ya! Glad you're out of there!

The problem with hospitals is that they stick you with needles, make you associate with sick people, feed you lousy food, and then charge you A LOT for those privileges.

Well, now don't you go runnin' back there, ya hear?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 01:08 PM

Men are such wimps! Pain! My arse! No wonder women have babies.

Meantime, Seamus and I are cuddled up watching TV. He's not allowed on the furniture (Kendall's rules, not mine) so I made a nest for him on the floor next to me. I do like having this big smelly dog around. Wonder when Kendall will be strong enough to fight to get him back.

SINS, in mothering mode.
PS. Remember Kendall. No salt!!!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: open mike
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 01:48 PM

except on the roof


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: KT
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 02:17 PM

Bravo, Kendall! Mend well and quickly! KT


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 02:18 PM

Kendall .... you have to teach me how you do this. This pain thing is a load of aul shite and you know it. You have handled worse pain than anything that these Doc's threw at you. Shit, just have one nylon line snap on you and you will know pain. So I figger you just have this "Let's get these women to mother me, so's I can layabout on my arse all day" thing mastered. I am in awe, and demand that you teach me.

I am relieved to know you are home, Skipper, and I will call you in a day or two. Oh, and by the way, if you try to fight Mary with the winner keeping Seamus, I want to put $250 big ones on Mary.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 03:03 PM

I dont know what happened, I posted that I'm home, but it doesnt show up.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 03:11 PM

Kendall, your post saying you are home is above at 10:20 am.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 03:17 PM

Belay that, it just showed up


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 03:17 PM

Kendall, you posted a couple times, and I can see both of them. Good drugs maybe? Still woozy? Glad to see there are mother figures hovering around you, even if they're really daughters and friends. DO get up once in a while, eh? Thinking about you here. I hope the pain fades quickly and that you'll eventually feel better than you did before the surgery.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 04:09 PM

Keep up the mothering, women! Kendall, enjoy it while you can!
I'll call in a few days-
Love,
Allison


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 07:41 PM

I could get used to this


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 08:39 PM

"I could get used to this." You must know fella, that EVERTHING comes at a price. Just wait 'till you get the bill! CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 10:50 PM

Geez--"I took a turn for the nurse"--he throws them out like a pro. I bet you left the place in stitches. . .

HeHeHeHe!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jets
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 07:37 AM

OK Kendall,when are you going to keep that lunch date you missed?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Fortunato
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 08:26 AM

Kendall,

It's time to think of your exercise program.

Let's begin with the Jackie Gleason Method.

Every more when you wake up you say "Up, Down, Up, Down!.......

Then you do the other eye.

(By the by, Dani, if the chickens get up any earlier than 6:30am I certainly don't care to make their acquaintance...)

Rest well, Kendall, my friend.
Chance


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 06:41 PM

I guess Kendall is busy around the house and doing yard work, not getting time to check in here and let everyone know that he's still on the mend (and is still patiently receiving all of the attention being showered upon him).

couldn't resist


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Col K
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 07:00 PM

So glad to know that you are at home.Looking foreward to seeing you both in chat and in person again when you visit us over here.
Take care my friend
All the best
Colin


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: harpmaker
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 07:29 PM

Just noticed the high numbers on this thread @ pleased your doing well Kendall. But should'nt this be a Punch the horse thread!!(duck)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 06:49 AM

Welcome home Kendall, to us and your own place. Sounds like you're being cherished as you deserve. :-)
Bless your heart - and every other part of you!

Love
Lynda


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 07:17 AM

Good to hear that you are home and oon the mend Kendall. Now REST and the the people around you do all the running around! Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Love
Khatt x


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 10:02 AM

Actually, Miss Phiddle, Kendall is under doctor's orders to exercise every day by walking. Since it is way too icy outside, he paces back and forth between the kitchen through the living room and into his bedroom going "Quack quack" like a duck in a shooting gallery. Every once in a while he about faces twice squawking as he goes just for the fun of it.
Eventually one of us will take a pot shot at him and he will start running. Not for at least a week.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: JennyO
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 10:09 AM

Funny you should mention walking, Mary. He was just in chat, and freda and I were taking him for a very nice virtual walk around Sydney Harbour. Then something went weird and we all got booted out.

We'll be back maybe tomorrow to take you for another walk, Kendall. Meanwhile, don't hug too many wallabies :-)

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 11:55 AM

Kendall, Still no computer at home so I am just catching up. Glad you're home, gladder still you are being well-cared for. Now don't get grumpy with all your "mothers"---they may quit on you!

xxoo,
Janie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 12:00 PM

going "Quack quack" like a duck in a shooting gallery - remarks like that could be considered unfair to Geoff the Duck and Mrs Duck.

Still hoping that alls going well with your recovery, Skipper.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: DougR
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 12:57 PM

Hey Kendall!

I haven't been on Mudcat for a spell so I missed your original posting. Hopefully, by now, you are recovering and will soon be able to chase women again. Do what the doctor tells you to do, go easy on the Guinness, lighten up on the salt, and reduce the carbs in your diet. You'll be fine.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 01:19 PM

Actually Doug, I don't have to chase them. They feel sorry for me, so I just look pitiful and it brings out their mother instinct!
I do wish my daughter hadn't hidden my salt shaker...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jacqui c
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 02:59 PM

It's probably a good thing she has. Just remember you're supposed to be recovering for the UK not putting yourself back in the same position as you were before.

If you don't behave they won't let you in the Mudcat Recovery Ward!!!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 03:54 PM

But, they say if I behave, I wont be any fun at all!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 05:06 PM

Glad to know you are on the mend and hoping for a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 06:07 PM

Here's a smile for you, Kendall.

I've got one of those little plastic wind-up penguins. You let it go and it waddlewaaddlewaddles while it clicks. The other day Holly was playing with it, while at the same time her dad was giving her directions: "so clean up your room, wash and brush, and get your school stuff together. Can you do that?"

She tuned in on "Can you do that?", having missed the previous orders. Without missing a beat, she started waddling like a penguin around the room.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Hawker
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 07:33 PM

So glad to hear you're home and on the mend, make the most of being pampered!
Best wishes,
Lucy


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 07:34 PM

gotta love that Holly!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 08:19 PM

"Mrs. Dash" makes some good seasonings.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 08:53 PM

Glad to hear you're home Kendall! Best wishes and continued healthy thoughts.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: DougR
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 09:23 PM

Geeze, Kendall, that's a helluva way to get feminine attention though, isn't it?

DougR


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: jacqui c
Date: 10 Feb 04 - 02:26 AM

Kendall - you've got to behave to get INTO the recovery ward. What happens after that......


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Annie
Date: 10 Feb 04 - 11:31 PM

Kendall:

I have a friend, old enough to be your father, who called and said he was sorry he didn't cut up that oak tree I cut down for him this weekend. He didn't realize he would have so much trouble starting his chainsaw but did indeed have trouble because of that operation a couple of years ago on his shoulder. So, he tells me, he put the saw in the vice on his workbench, gave it a shot of starter fluid, got it running, put it in the trunk of his Buick, and the damn thing stopped running on the drive over.

Is there a moral to this?

Annie


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 10:16 AM

He needs a hobby


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 10:21 AM

He Gotta Find a Woman with a Chainsaw.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Art Thieme
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 10:54 AM

Kendall,

Once again you've shown the ladies what's the best way to a man's heart! Food ain't it, is it?

As for a hobby, you ought to get a scanner and send off all your photos from the folk adventures and sea years via e-mail to everyone you know. If these long symathetic (and, yes, loving) threads get to you and use up all your energy and spare time, sending those photos out will bug everyone so much that your thread'll only have 5 or 6 posts at most and will load faster than any photo ever did.

Glad you're doing well, sir. Keep on keepin' on with that!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: MAG
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 02:10 PM

Annie, this sounds like a true Mainiac to me.

If there were any jobs in that crazy place, I'd move there ina a heartbeat.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 10:30 AM

We have the lowest unemployment in all of New England.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 10:58 AM

I was very impressed with the beauty of Maine when my wife and I were there in October. Spending time with Kendall and Sinsull, singing songs and learning how to put lobsters into a trance before scalding them will remain a highlight of our vacation. I've even thought about moving to Maine after retirement and trying my songs out on the East Coast, but "Maine Mike" doesn't have the right sound. Tawmmie and I are very glad you are back home and on the mend Kendall.

By the way, did you hear about the lady who looked out her back door one day to see an elephant tearing up her garden. She had never seen an elephant before and so immediately dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that some great unknown beast was tearing out her cabbages with its tail. "What is the animal doing with the cabbages?", inquired the dispatcher. "Oh," replied the lady, "You're not even going to believe this....."

Best wishes,
ALASKA Mike


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 02:36 PM

Say, Kendall, we've been seeing you post on Mudcat regularly--is the rest of your life getting back to normal? How's the recuperation going these days?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: dianavan
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 04:28 PM

Kendall - I know the morphine helped alot and they probably have you on codine by now. Remember to eat those stewed prunes! You will feel sooooo much better.

d


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: dianavan
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 04:32 PM

sorry about that last post. I'm really mixed up. I guess with no salt, you probably had some heart problems. Ignore my advice!

Hope your recovery is swift and that nobody takes your dog.

d


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 07:28 PM

I'm doing very well. Started the rehab program last Friday, and I'll be as good as new in no time


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: KT
Date: 29 Feb 04 - 11:54 PM

That's good to know, Kendall. Been thinking about you today, and wondering....... Thanks for the update.... KT


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Hrothgar
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 06:16 AM

As good as new ... waking up in the middle of the night and wetting his nappy ...

Take care, Kendall.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 08:45 AM

Strange but true. Kendall invited me into his bedroom (?????) then stopped and rummaged around for a rope and a yardstick (????????????) We ended up measuring the depression in his mattress. Spaw will have a field day with this one. Should I be impressed or insulted?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Dani
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 10:05 AM

Impressed or insulted? I guess that depends upon how the tools were used...

Dani


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 11:10 AM

Sinsull, I suspect Kendall will kill you if you don't tell the rest of that story! (Did you two give the mattress a turn, eh? wink wink)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 12:22 PM

Here we go again...


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 12:36 PM

Well, which depression was it? Chronic or acute?

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 12:36 PM

I know, I know--but now you're in fine shape now to shrug it off.

Is your plan still in place to travel to the UK in April?


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 03:46 PM

Actually, an inch and a half to two is not impressive where I come from. The mattress manufacturer wasn't impressed either.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 04:14 PM

Don't say it don't say it don't say it. . .


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 01 Mar 04 - 08:35 PM

Can you believe that you buy a new mattress, and a year later, there is a two inch permanent depression in the damn thing? It's like sleeping in a hog trough. Serta back saver...sure.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: KT
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 01:38 AM

Hope you're sending it back, Kendall......


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 07:37 AM

You better believe it.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 08:00 AM

They're just going to ask what you've been doing to it, Kendall. You want to go through that?

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 10:05 AM

Did you know you're supposed to turn your mattress every month or two? Treat it like (assuming it is at least a full mattress) there are four positions on which you would sleep, and trade them out? Turn it around, and turn it over, and turn it around again. . . it says to do this on the label. In case the label DIDN'T say this, I don't suppose you kept the label to prove this, did you?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 11:14 AM

Just between us, the best mattress for your back is that new "swedish" Tempurpedic high-density foam thingy -- we got one for Xmas and we love it. To save the expense of a whole mattress you can get just a topper which lies atop a regular mattress.   It is puredee good stuff.

A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 12:27 PM

don'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayit....


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 12:59 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST,jacquic @ Newark
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:04 PM

I guess I've been lucky. I bought a very cheap bed when I moved house nearly five years ago and kept the mattress when I got a better bedstead. It's still going strong with no problems and is one of the most comfortable I've had.

I looked at those Tempera things but the problem is when you're not sleeping at home, as is quite regularly the case for me, any other bed can be very uncomfortable in comparison. I found this when I had a waterbed.

Anyway Kendall, what HAVE you been doing to make such a depression in your mattress? The mind boggles!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Amos
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:04 PM

LOL, Sins. I'm gonna ask KEndall what you'r e not sayin'....


A


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:17 PM

I flip the damn thing every other time I change the sheets. Am I going to tell them what I've been doing on it? Hell, I'll show them!
I'm not a heavy guy, 13 stone, so, there is no reason for this thing to collapse like this except poor materials or design.
Sinsull, you are on very thin ice.


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 09:39 PM

Kendall, you must be feeling a lot better! People are yanking your chain and getting as good as they give. ;-)

You've more than fulfilled your end of the bargain* with turning the mattress. None of the mattresses here are particularly expensive, and yet none of them is showing the kind of depression that you describe, and all but the one (described in the other mattress thread) are several years older than yours.

*Though you will note that I am making certain generous assumptions about how often you change your sheets!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 09:54 PM

I NEVER met a bed a didn't like! Go ahead ... have fun with that one! CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 10:22 PM

A couple were on their honeymoon, lying in bed, ready to consummate their marriage, when the new bride says to the husband, "I have a confession to make, I'm not a virgin."

The husband replies, "That's no big thing in this day and age."

The wife continues, "Yeah, I've been with one guy."

"Oh yeah? Who was the guy?"

"Tiger Woods."

"Tiger Woods the golfer?"

"Yeah."

"Well he's rich, famous and handsome. I can see why you went to bed with him."

The husband and wife then make passionate love. When they finish, the husband gets up and walks to the telephone.

"What are you doing?" asks his wife.

The husband says, "I'm hungry, I was going to call room service and get some food."

"Tiger wouldn't do that!" she claims.

"Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?"

"He'd come back to bed and do it a second time."

The husband puts down the phone and goes back to bed to make love with his wife a second time. When they finish, he gets up and goes over to the phone.

"What are you doing?" she asks.

The husband says, "I'm still hungry so I was going to call room service to get some food."

"Tiger wouldn't do that," again she claims.

"Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?"

"He'd come back to bed and do it a third time."

The guy slams down the phone and goes back to bed and makes love to his wife a third time. When they finish he's tired and beat. He drags himself over to the phone and starts to dial.

The wife asks, "Are you calling room service?"

"No! I'm calling Tiger Woods to find out what's par for this damn hole!"


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 10:45 PM

What's that acryonym? ROTFLMAO? That's a good one!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 11:56 PM

Ya' know, I been readin' this thing right along ever since the mattress came up and I just finally have to ask something.......

Uh, Kendall...You had heart surgery not brain surgery....right? Did you know that being on a heart/lung machine affects the brain? True.....not a joke. It can adversely affect memory functions as well as reasoning skills. I'm not kidding here! It's one of the possible side effects of heart surgery. Now it doesn't happen to everyone as I've been on one 3 times with no ill effects, but it does happen to some........and I think you're a strong possibility here! I mean, like, uh, Kendall.......well..........Lookit here Buddy, you ain't quite right.

Lemmee get this right.........You have this sensual, sensuous, beautiful, intelligent, and lovely woman that you have somehow,unbelievable and inconceivable as it seems to me, managed to lure into your bedroom. You have also somehow managed to have on hand a length of rope and a yardstick. And the best you can think of to do is to measure the fuckin' mattress???

Talk to your Docs...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: Deckman
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 12:12 AM

TOO FUNNY!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: SueB
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 01:36 AM

And would you care to tell us, Casanova, er, I mean catspaw, just what it is you would have done with a sensuous woman, a rope and a yardstick in Kendall's bedroom on a saggy mattress?

We are all agog with anticipation!


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Subject: RE: Kendall in hospital
From: kendall
Date: 03 Mar 04 - 10:30 AM

This thread is getting way too long. Let's kill it.

Kendall not in hospital thread

closed thread - linked to new thread with less alarming title - Joeclone


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