Monday, September 30, 2013

Déjà vu

(from the French, literally “already seen,” the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past.)

If ever you are in the hospital because you have been passing clots of blood profusely out through your rectum, so many and so often that you think you might be about to die from what is called “bleeding out,” and if after several days you slowly begin to recover to the point that the doctors can move you from a clear liquid diet to a bland diet and eventually to a high-fiber diet, pray with all your might, even if you are an atheist, that the last meal the kitchen brings you prior to your being discharged will not include a bowl containing black cherry gelatin with blueberries in it.

I’m just sayin’....

I do not think we will be speaking more about my hospital stay. I have heard, though, that it is common for people who have had problems with their innards to give their visitors an organ recital.

Just to keep the record intact, here’s one for you (2:22).


  1. Almost in the too much information category!!!
    glad you're home and feeling better.

  2. Hmm ~ thank you for that visual ~ I think 

  3. "pray with all your might, even if you are an atheist"

    Maybe the Catholics have a saint devoted to anal concerns. Anyway, I'm glad you survived, this being your second close call of the last couple of years or less, if I remember correctly, and I'm confident that I do.

  4. Thank you, Mr RWP, for helping me to NOT eat a snack before bedtime....
    Glad you seem to still have your sense of humor about you. How's Mrs. RWP holding up?

  5. Definitely in the too much information category.
    And innards, and discussion of same is better kept in.
    Hope your health is continuing to improve...

  6. Love the wink at the beginning. (The musician, rather than a reference to your bum). If only I could be so nimble. It's a piece I always find interesting to watch played, it's so busy...hmmm....buzzy? Have you seen the film 'Shine' with Geoffrey Rush in 1996? It's based on the life of David Helfgott, an interesting and moving tale of a gifted pianist. You'd like it methinks.

  7. Helsie, Carol, Hilltop, and Elephant, I'll try to show a little more decorum in the future! I will merely be "indisposed" when certain situations occur!

    All Consuming, it's both busy and buzzy, isn't it? I do remember Shine, and I enjoyed it very much.

  8. lol
    I love that jello. I wouldn't complain.
    I like information about illnesses They teach people what to look out for. I am glad you are feeling better.

  9. A Lady's Life, I love that jello too, actually. It's just that it was a shock to see it so soon after what I had been seeing!

  10. AS I flicked to RWP's famous blog I was eating a bacon sandwich and then I read this post. Urrgh! The bacon sandwich was left half-eaten and will therefore not be reappearing via my rectum. Chin up old chap. I hope you are soon able to escape from the clutches of medical folk.

  11. Yorkshire Pudding, AS I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, AS I Lay Dying (novel by William Faulkner), AS I walked out on the streets of Laredo (song by Marty Robbins), AS I live and breathe! (I try to make my responses fit my commenters' styles.)

    I'm sorry for the effect my post has had on so many. I'll try not to be so graphic from now on. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I do not want to escape the clutches of one of the medical folk, and that would be wonderful Nurse Ellie.

  12. RWP, hope you are resting and recuperating as ordered. Not sure how to put in a special reader request, but I suppose when you are fit enough, I would be interested to hear your thoughts on Obamacare and the government shut down ~ especially since all eyes are on the US. Some funny tweets from NASA. Anyway, given your recent experience I thought you might have something to add. Best wishes for your recovery.

  13. Carol, I am resting and recuperating, exactly as ordered, but I am still rather weak and tire easily. I suppose that is to be expected with anemia, but I was never anemic before so it is a new experience for me.

    I do have thoughts about Obamacare and the government shutdown, but I try to keep this blog nonpolitical. I would be quite interested in hearing from you and others how both topics are being treated in your newscasts. ("O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us" and all that.)

  14. Oh certainly didn't want to open a political debate or suggest you blog when you are not well. So WE ~ that's the royal we of bloggers ~ will just have to see what we can come up with to amuse you ~ after all laughter is the best medicine. Take care.