Monday, April 21, 2014

Making Redactions

I went back through all of the old posts on this blog this afternoon and did a little creative editing. A couple of posts were deleted, but most of it was just getting rid of personal references such as names and places. It won't keep someone who is even the least bit determined from gathering personal info about me and my family, but it makes me a bit more comfortable about what I've been posting. As the old Dragnet TV show used to say, "The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

Just a couple of minor updates to mention tonight. The urologist confirmed that the kidney affected is my RIGHT one. The left kidney is fine. That sort of surprised me just a little since the pains I've been having in my back and hip are on the left side.

I'm supposed to get a call tomorrow with the appointment for the kidney specialist. He's out of town and is apparently one of the top people in the field in this area of the country. An expert at laparoscopic and robotic surgery and specializing in renal cancers. The hospital has a little video of him discussing his bio information, why he does what he does and some of his personal philosophy. Seems like a pleasant fellow who cares about his patients.

We adopted a dog a few days ago from someone who was unable to care for him. Unfortunately his name was the same as our cat. It was causing some confusion with two pets running around the house with the same name...which one are you talking about? So the dog has been hung with the name "Huhu" for the time being anyway. Why "Huhu" you ask? That's what our 2 year old grandson says a dog's bark sounds like.

Oops, there I go, putting out too much information again. I suppose in this case it probably won't matter too much. I can always come back and redact the dog's name later....

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