Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday - A is for All Service Musical Electronics Repair--one fine neon sign--and some new news, finally


At SE 6th and Morrison, this sign has long caught my eye as I happened to drive by. Luckily one day I had a chance to take some photos, especially for ABC Wednesday.

I also think this is fitting because, so to speak, we finally got some "service" and just might get a "repair" later this week, "all" for my little Mama.

Now for the new news:

Mama will have right subclavian bypass surgery on Thursday afternoon, some time after 2:30 p.m. ,Portland time, probably. Dr. Douville, the cardiovascular surgeon, put it to us--Mama, me, Howard and Lamont--like this. There's a 5 in 100 chance that she'll die, have a heart attack or stroke, during the surgery. There's a 50-50 chance that the surgery will get rid of her nausea, but it should allow her blood pressure to stabilize in her body so that if the surgery doesn't fix the problem, there should be a chance to work on it with medications.

Mama said to him that all she wanted was a chance to not feel like her eyes were floating in a pot of water. Right now that's not happening as often, but she's taking an anti-nausea med as needed.

So, she said to say thanks so much to everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts. We thank you, too.

Howard had to stay over a day because he felt so rotten, and he was very glad to be in the meeting today, to meet the surgeon and hear the answers to all of our questions. His plane takes off at 6 a.m. tomorrow, and I'm going to work tomorrow and half of Thursday. Lamont doesn't work on Thursdays, neither does Lindsay. Leland has class until over in the afternoon, but I'm sure he'll head to the hospital then, just like he did today.

I have not succumbed to the virus, thankfully. I am sleeping plenty, except for rising early to take Duncan out and then fooling around with my hair--gotta look presentable, don't you know? Thank goodness I got it cut two weeks ago, earlier in the day that Mama was first admitted tot he hospital. With the hair products that I purchased, I'm looking presentable each and every day.

Of course, all of this depends upon nothing else out of the ordinary happening.


Ackworth Born said...

all the best
hope it goes well

RuneE said...

We all need a repair from time to time - all the best to you mother!

kml said...

Will be thinking of your mom - hope all goes well for her surgery.

Your neon sign is quite bright!

smilnsigh said...

I'm so happy that the doctor has a plan and will follow it. Poor Dear Mama, she must be so tired of this, by now. I love her attitude, still.

And poor Dear all of You too. So much tension and nothing you can do, to relieve it. I am glad you have not gotten 'the bug.' It says you are being wise and taking care of yourself too. Because... logic says we can't help anyone else, when we are down in a lump.

Best wishes still coming at all of you. And especially on Thursday!


Kerri said...

Best Wishes to all of you! Please keep us posted!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Looking presentable in the morning is half the battle. :) Glad to hear Mama's surgery is moving forward. All Electronics Services sure does it all. Nice pink boutique next door.

Andrea said...

Nice post.

Praying for Mama.

bonnie said...

Love your little street. good luck to mama.

Neva said...

Nice A ...not sure how I missed you! My computer sometimes runs like molasses and I get very impatient! Glad to hear your mama is doing better.

Corey Templeton said...

Greetings from the other Portland. That is a neat sign indeed! Best wihes to your mother also.