Mar 29

Global warming has struck the far corners of the earth, including the humble little hamlet of Puyallup, Washington. On the sixth day of spring, while the rhododendrons were contemplating the blooming process, a horrific snowstorm smote our kleine Dorf, and the evidence of snow was found in both our front and back yard. Unglaublich! It’s spring! I’m busy polishing up my bicycle, getting ready for a season of centuries and road miles. The snow has dampered my bicycle spirits. It’s awful, coming out to your car in the morning, and having to scrape off snow…

 

 

Even Katze found the snow intriguing…

 

So, the thoughts go to politics. Perhaps my feelings are best portrayed by the bumper sticker…

Unfortunately, it doesn’t mention the Republican Party bimbo, McSomebody. It’s tough being a Ron Paul advocate, seeing that the Amerikan Kingship is going to some liar, cheat and fool. Maybe the army will take over. Or, perhaps Mexico will invade. This week, we learned that Chelsea’s mama evaded gunfire in her visit to Bosnia, only to have the newsclips show the opposite. We also learned that Obama’s book about daddy failed to mentioned some important fact, like, that he was a womanizer that ran out on mama, and was a uncontrolled drunk that killed others and then himself while on the bottle. Voll wie eine Haubitze!  Sinnloss betrunken! Sturtzbesoffen! Sag es, wie du willst. Obama seems a little confused about daddy. He and Chelsea’s mama would make a great pair.

 

So, I haven’t done any major bike rides, and ski adventures were thwarted for various reasons. I also suggested to my surgical group a moderately high possibility that I would be gone if my work-style could not substantially change. We’ll see. I’ve done a few large cases in the last few weeks, including one done last evening with Dr. King, taking out a 4 kg 26 cm mass from some lady who thought that she was just putting on a little weight…

I am trying to separate bowel from the tumor, and had to resect about 20 cm of ileum (small bowel) along with the tumor. In the pan, tumors all look the same…

Well, enough for grossing out my fan club.

 

Next month, you’ll get a report of Betsy and my trip to Deutschland/Österreich. I’ve updated my Über mich page, as well as added a few music and book reviews.

 

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