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One of those days
Posted by: mcq on Monday, March 20, 2006

I'm in beautiful St. Louis, MO expecting 4 inches of snow tonight. Came up to take care of my brother (who shows up here at QandO as a commenter occasionally (McQ2)). He's having his 5th spinal surgery and I'm the visiting nurse (Can you imagine? Someone is messing with your spine on monday morning and you're at home tuesday night).

We're getting to be old hands at this. I told him that I'd appreciate it if we could do something different next time I come to visit him other than, you know, seeing the interior of a different hospital. I've seen most of them now. For whatever reason it has been a different one each time.

It's a brother thing. He'd do it for me without a moment's hesitation. As we both get older we realize how much family means.

He's getting an impingement repaired. Between C6 and C7 I believe (I think that's what he said). I'm using the future tense, but the surgery is over and he's doing fine. Now comes the fun part ... nurse McQ (aka "the nurse from hell"). I have to whip his sorry a** into shape before next weekend so I can head back to Atlanta and the grind. Heh ... he knows the routine and so do I.

In the meantime I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting on the snow. 4". Hell, in Atlanta if we get a 1/2" they close the place down and there isn't a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk to be found in stores for miles. Here, it's just "oh, really? How about that".

You can take the boy out of the south, but ... well, no, you really can't, can you?
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First - my prayers go out for your bro.

Second, I’m ready to take the top off the Jeep for the season. Florida rocks!
Written By: Robb Allen (Sharp as a Marble)
Ditto on the prayers for your brother.
Written By: MichaelW
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Getting knife work done on the back gives me the willy’s. I’ve got my bottom two disks all crushed to hell from a bad hockey wreck. I’ve been told by the doc’s that they can "attempt" to fix it but it’s a risky surgery. "Attempt" isn’t good enough for me. Besides, being gimped up every now and then is a new challenge :)

Oh, and 4" of snow???. That sounds like a nice spring day in Michigan. Taint nothin’.
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