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Hey, I Almost Forgot!

By Wyatt Earp | October 28, 2009

AppendixI lost some weight exactly one year ago today. Okay, it wasn’t much, but on October 28, 2008, I had my appendix removed. I figured it would be fun to stroll down Surgical memory Lane a few weeks before I have the Mohs surgery for my skin cancer. That’s scheduled for November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving.

I like to schedule all of my surgical procedures around the holidays. It makes the events seem more festive.

Strangely enough, last year’s emergency appendectomy was during the Phillies’ championship run. That’s another reason why I would like to see them lose: I am always sick when they get to the World Series.

Click here to read last year’s post-op play-by-play.

Oh, and Go Yankees!

Topics: All About Wyatt | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Hey, I Almost Forgot!”

  1. C/A Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Dude rooting for the Yankees is akin to rooting for Dallas. You just don’t do it no matter how screwed up our teams are- and I know that’s plenty.
    At the end of the day knowing the Phillies knocked the smug off that overpaid Broadway spectacle will help me sleep a little better. Phill’s up 1-0. Nitey-nite!

  2. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I lost weight the last time I was in a hospital too, about 9 pounds 4 ounces.

  3. Ralph Short Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Wyatt, come on now you need to support your home team, the phillies. Heck, if I can still support them from South Carolina you can do it from the city of “brotherly love”. Plus, you will be on the winning side.

    Just thought of something here, the good news is you can book ahead with your doctor for this time next year.

  4. metoo Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I wasn’t reading your blog at the time of the surgery. Thanks for the chuckles on a Thursday morning. You and your pain made my day!

  5. Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I don’t know if I lost weight when I had the kidney taken out. But I would venture that I lost a bit due to the diet afterward. The most solid thing I had was jello!!! We did the Village Inn for breakfast on the way home from the hospital.
    BTW, got the up chit! Full systems up!

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Captain – Puh-lease! Even I wouldn’t root for Dallas! Go Yankees!

    Mrs. Crankipants – My God! Please tell me an epidural was in effect.

    Ralph – Why? Because they play for my hometown? No thanks. A Phillies win means that me and many of my friends will get their days off canceled because the animals here don’t know how to act. Besides, any team with wife beater Brett Myers won’t get my support.

    MeToo – You’re welcome.

    Glenn – Giddyup!

  7. Jason Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Water and lots of it is the only answer for these numskulls who celebrate a win with destruction and mourn a loss with destruction.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Jason – The Captain should make the water cannons accessible to us.

  9. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    No, just a leather strap.

  10. joated Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    You and your extreme weight loss fads. First the appendix. Now a piece of skin.

    Have you had the vasectomy yet? Or are you waiting for another anniversary to roll by? Perhaps another plateau in need of conquering?

    Fans=Fanatics. Carried to the extremes they can be real idiots sometimes. The water cannons sound like a good idea though.

  11. Ingineer66 Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Since we are on fun appendix stories. When my son had his removed, the doctor brought it in in a jar and said it was extra long. I had to say “Yes long appendages run in the family.”

  12. RT Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    That was one of the scariest phone I ever got. Don’t ever do that again. Well, unless you really have to; I am your friend, after all.

    You are welcome to root for whichever team you want. :) Well, until Obama says otherwise.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 30th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – Leather strap? That’s hot!

    Joated – I’ve had it. Completely painful, and no redeeming values – except the no more kids part.

    Ingineer66 – Ba-dump-bump!

    RT – Cool! I’m rooting for the Indians then!