LDHD Day 6

Four years ago, Farmer Ted was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his brain.  He had a partial lobectomy, refused chemo and radiation and was given 11 months to live.  Fast forward to today’s visit to his Pulmonologist (we saw the Oncologist back in April), where Ted revealed a new trick.  If he breathes too heavy, he kind of blacks out for a second.  I kind of figured it might be a by product of only having 1 1/2 lungs, but the doc looks at Ted and says “Well, that’s really weird.”  Really weird?   Talk about using layman’s terms.  Anyway, the prognosis is that Ted will live to take yet another deep breath…and then black out.  The doc thinks it may have something to do with a nerve that is attached to your heart that makes you faint when your oxygen level drops.  Or something like that.  When Ted asked what they can do to fix it, the doc replied “Pacemaker.”  Pacemaker?

We sat around all afternoon making Pacemaker and heart jokes.  We also made fun of Ted’s Speedo…

Which made us really happy we had found this gem today at the food store…

Heh. Heh. Heh.  Almost as classic as the Chock-Full-O-Nuts.

Ted is also playing with some smoked sausage…

Moving on, today was pretty laid back.  The weather this afternoon was iffy, so we had a little dock time but not much.  The spawn were bickering a bit…

Pardon me, while I whip this out.

Ahh, the old wooden spoon.  It was either that or the fly flapper back in the day.  Whenever we were acting up, roughhousing in the house and heard one of those crack against the counter, you froze in your tracks.

The eldest spawn reenacting the classic…

“Man I didn’t do Nuthin'” Pose

Next…It looks like we will be corrupting our friends’ spawn again.  Also putting up a new poll in a bit.  We are going to temporarily suspend the Herb Smackdown.  We left the napkin at home.  This one will be in honor of the best game show EVER.  Match Game.  Look out Gene Rayburn.


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