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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:43 PM
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34. Vonnegut was even more parsimonious with his words than Hemingway sometimes.
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He wrote MANY one-, two- and three-word repetitive mantra-type sentences. Which I love.
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"And so it goes." is probably my favorite. He was an atheist, and I've always believed that was his "Amen".
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And while I've never done any Dangerfield-shtick... I did sing The Beatles' "Her Majesty" for one of the
surgical teams right before they put me under for one of my procedures.
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  -I'm committed to this. Don't try to talk me out of it. In a week, I've arranged to be killed. MiddleFingerMom  May-09-11 11:32 AM   #0 
  - Good luck! I've never tried Demerol, but morphine is good - like, dude, man.  HopeHoops   May-09-11 11:39 AM   #1 
  - demerol much better  SCantiGOP   May-09-11 01:07 PM   #12 
  - Thank you. Same reaction to Demerol (and nitrous oxide) for me -- "You SURE you're done, Doc?" n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:46 PM   #17 
  - Thank you. And see my Demerol post further down. Dude. Dude. DUDE. Dude. DUDE. etc. n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:44 PM   #15 
  - I will be thinking of you..  solara   May-09-11 11:45 AM   #2 
  - Thank you. See my "Ode to Demerol" further down.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:47 PM   #18 
  - be well!!! -- i like either one of those drugs. nt  xchrom   May-09-11 11:48 AM   #3 
  - Thank you. I've DEFINITELY got my druthers. n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:47 PM   #19 
  - I have a friend who had this procedure and he is just doing fabulously  Raven   May-09-11 11:50 AM   #4 
  - Thank you.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:51 PM   #21 
  - Good Luck MFM. I enjoy your posts a lot. (nt)  HERVEPA   May-09-11 11:51 AM   #5 
  - Thank you. And I enjoy POSTING them a lot. Should that be "POSTING them a lot a lot"? n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:53 PM   #22 
  - Good vibes,  Call Me Wesley   May-09-11 12:03 PM   #6 
  - Thanks!!! But not TOO speedy.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:56 PM   #23 
     - Uh-oh!  Call Me Wesley   May-09-11 04:43 PM   #58 
        - Unbelievable. Those are more like photographs of me & my EXACT looks rather than pen-and-ink work!  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 06:00 PM   #64 
  - Be sure to tell us all about the NDE you get!  kentauros   May-09-11 12:11 PM   #7 
  - About two years ago, I went to the ER. I had been feeling progressively (HA) lousy...  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:09 PM   #25 
     - While I don't get the Vonnegut reference  kentauros   May-09-11 02:17 PM   #26 
        - Vonnegut was even more parsimonious with his words than Hemingway sometimes.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:43 PM   #34 
           - Very good! I got a surgical team to sing for me, but I forgot the song now.  freshwest   May-09-11 02:52 PM   #38 
              - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:44 PM   #51 
  - My dear MiddleFingerMom!  CaliforniaPeggy   May-09-11 12:12 PM   #8 
  - My dear CaliforniaPeggy!  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:29 PM   #29 
  - Wow  TuxedoKat   May-09-11 12:13 PM   #9 
  - Thank you very much. The hospital I go to is impressive all the way from Housekeeping to surgeons.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:31 PM   #30 
     - Make sure you have a really good anesthesiologist too  TuxedoKat   May-09-11 04:41 PM   #57 
  - good luck, man  knowbody0   May-09-11 12:15 PM   #10 
  - Thank you. I can't wait for my dreamstate state. n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:32 PM   #31 
  - I, for one, will welcome our new cyborg MFM.  MilesColtrane   May-09-11 01:02 PM   #11 
  - Cyborg MFM -- I like that a LOT!!!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:36 PM   #32 
  - have a speedy recovery  JitterbugPerfume   May-09-11 01:15 PM   #13 
  - Thank you. I'll miss sharing it with you. It's what I think of (sometimes) as "my real job". n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 02:44 PM   #35 
  - On Demerol (Sung to the tune of "Dixie") -- "Oh, I wish I was on Demerol... away... away!!!"  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 01:42 PM   #14 
  - pppffftttt  Kali   May-09-11 01:45 PM   #16 
  - Fuck.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:00 PM   #40 
     - Too bad I'm not close to the location.  Call Me Wesley   May-09-11 05:51 PM   #63 
     - What a sadist you are!!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 06:12 PM   #65 
     - I could bring some cactus for that.  Kali   May-09-11 06:32 PM   #67 
        - I made SURE my content filters were ON when I Googled for this baby.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 07:01 PM   #71 
  - You know we love you.  Demoiselle   May-09-11 01:49 PM   #20 
  - Thank you. Just think of the noise THAT thing would make when I'm sitting next to my nurse!!! n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:03 PM   #41 
  - Best of luck with the procedure.  dawg   May-09-11 02:02 PM   #24 
  - Thank you.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:11 PM   #42 
  - Sending you good vibes  OhioChick   May-09-11 02:18 PM   #27 
  - Thank you. Not too speedy, I hope (see my Demerol post above). n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:11 PM   #43 
  - best wishes for a fast recovery!  mike_c   May-09-11 02:28 PM   #28 
  - Thank you. Nor TOO fast (see above). n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:12 PM   #44 
  - Lots of Lounge vibes, MFM  sarge43   May-09-11 02:43 PM   #33 
  - I LIKE it!!! Before I realized it's probably just a counterweight... I thought that was an airbag!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:17 PM   #45 
     - Someone once said that  sarge43   May-09-11 03:35 PM   #50 
  - Glad you can get this done. Just focus on how good you'll feel later. Sending 528 vibes to you!  freshwest   May-09-11 02:45 PM   #36 
  - Thank you. How I'll feel later is EXACTLY the point.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:25 PM   #46 
     - I say, 'Excuse my Anglo-Saxon' before I start up.  freshwest   May-09-11 03:50 PM   #54 
  - Wow. Crazy-assed WOW.  nolabear   May-09-11 02:52 PM   #37 
  - Thank you. I'm really HOPING to be shocked.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:28 PM   #47 
  - Feel better soon, MFM  wysimdnwyg   May-09-11 02:58 PM   #39 
  - Thank you. I'll miss posting them.  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:30 PM   #48 
  - All the best to you, MFM  MorningGlow   May-09-11 03:32 PM   #49 
  - Thank you. Though I might or might not have "Other Side" stories...  MiddleFingerMom   May-09-11 03:48 PM   #52 
  - wishing you the best  Duppers   May-09-11 03:50 PM   #53 
  - Thank you very much. I'm curious, if it's not too personal....  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 06:48 AM   #84 
     - My understanding of his condition  Duppers   May-10-11 09:24 AM   #109 
  - MFM, you are THE BEST! (Hey, I'm easy with any Cavalier poetry allusion!)  WinkyDink   May-09-11 03:58 PM   #55 
  - I don't know about THE BEST... but on a good day, sometimes I'm BESTER.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 06:52 AM   #85 
  - Oh my goodness  kimi   May-09-11 04:14 PM   #56 
  - Thanks for the vibes -- and I have a lot of experience with this particular hospital...  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:02 AM   #86 
  - good vibes to you!  MrsBrady   May-09-11 04:53 PM   #59 
  - Thanks, MrsBrady! I believe in vibes and I'll take them gladly and appreciatively. n/t  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:03 AM   #87 
  - You are...by far...the gutsiest bastard I know.  trof   May-09-11 04:58 PM   #60 
  - Thanks. There HAVE been times in my life when I WAS a gutsy bastard...  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:13 AM   #88 
  - Best wishes and good vibes  hifiguy   May-09-11 05:00 PM   #61 
  - Thanks. I hope to coast through as much of the ordeal part of this as pleasantly zonked as possible.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:21 AM   #89 
  - Be good to yourself!  DoBotherMe   May-09-11 05:09 PM   #62 
  - Thank you, Dana.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:30 AM   #90 
     - I KNEW it!  DoBotherMe   May-10-11 09:01 AM   #108 
  - Oh, my! Good luck! We will miss your funny posts while you are gone.  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-11 06:16 PM   #66 
  - Thank you, GPV!!! I'll take all the hugs I can get now... post-op I think I'll only want air-hugs.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:33 AM   #91 
     - LOL We can do air hugs!  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-11 11:09 AM   #113 
  - My very best wishes on the complete success of your operation and recovery  abq e streeter   May-09-11 06:38 PM   #68 
  - Thanks, abq!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:39 AM   #92 
     - Um....yeah....  abq e streeter   May-10-11 12:50 PM   #115 
  - Take care! And in this instance Morphine is your friend!  Taverner   May-09-11 06:45 PM   #69 
  - Thanks, Taverner.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:43 AM   #93 
  - Good luck and God speed  Ptah   May-09-11 06:48 PM   #70 
  - Thank you, my Triffid-herding friend.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:47 AM   #94 
  - Good luck MFM...  one_voice   May-09-11 07:18 PM   #72 
  - Thanks, o_v (I just realized your initials are kind of a wink).  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 07:49 AM   #95 
  - Good luck to my favorite DU pain in the ass............  CrownPrinceBandar   May-09-11 08:54 PM   #73 
  - Thanks, CPB!!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:01 AM   #96 
  - What to say that hasn't been said?  rurallib   May-09-11 09:17 PM   #74 
  - Thank you, rurallib.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:05 AM   #97 
  - Best wishes MFM. I'm sure it will go fine. You will be missed in the meantime..... MFM posts  applegrove   May-09-11 09:34 PM   #75 
  - Thank you, applegrove.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:07 AM   #98 
  - Will be sending many good thoughts your way  gemdem   May-09-11 09:40 PM   #76 
  - Thanks, gemdem.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:10 AM   #99 
  - May it all go well.  blogslut   May-10-11 12:49 AM   #77 
  - Thank you, blogslut.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:14 AM   #100 
  - I see you're getting a value with all the bells and whistles.  snagglepuss   May-10-11 01:19 AM   #78 
  - Thanks, sp! Part of my problem is that I have an ENLARGED heart...  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:17 AM   #101 
  - Remember, it's pronounced Frawnk-n-steen.  bluesbassman   May-10-11 01:21 AM   #79 
  - Just as long as he remembers to call me EYE-gore.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:24 AM   #102 
  - The best of luck to you. Hang in there!!!  Manifestor_of_Light   May-10-11 01:42 AM   #80 
  - Thank you, MoL!! You can rest assured that I'll be hung in here.  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:28 AM   #103 
  - You'll do fine. Save me  emilyg   May-10-11 01:50 AM   #81 
  - Thank you, emilyg!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:32 AM   #104 
     - Be that way - may all  emilyg   May-10-11 06:13 PM   #117 
  - Wishing you the best for your surgery  MissHoneychurch   May-10-11 02:32 AM   #82 
  - Thank you, Fraulein Honigkirche!!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:35 AM   #105 
  - May all go well,  AllenVanAllen   May-10-11 03:28 AM   #83 
  - Thank you, AVA!!!!  MiddleFingerMom   May-10-11 08:38 AM   #106 
  - Wishing you the best!  Blue Diadem   May-10-11 08:59 AM   #107 
  - There's a Cheney joke in here somewhere.  SteppingRazor   May-10-11 09:26 AM   #110 
  - reading this thread  Kali   May-10-11 09:44 AM   #111 
  - Good luck! You'll be in my thoughts.  Brickbat   May-10-11 11:05 AM   #112 
  - Want the good drugs? Ask for Nurse Jackie.  Gormy Cuss   May-10-11 11:30 AM   #114 
  - Well, there goes my gift basket that I lovingly packed up for you.  pacalo   May-10-11 05:11 PM   #116 
  - Good luck, MFM!! We're pulling for you!  Bake   May-10-11 08:33 PM   #118 
  - Don't talk about "pulling" things around MFM...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-10-11 08:46 PM   #120 
  - 5 days left to pile it on with a big-ass shovel...  Amerigo Vespucci   May-10-11 08:44 PM   #119 
  - Thanks for letting us know, MFM.  femmocrat   May-10-11 08:47 PM   #121 
  - Good Luck!!! I always enjoy your posts!!! And get well soon!!! n/t  RKP5637   May-10-11 08:58 PM   #122 
  - Wow. Round trip ticket across the River Styx.  dimbear   May-10-11 09:45 PM   #123 
  - Sweet!  JackDragna   May-10-11 10:02 PM   #124 
  - Here's your post op advice from me...  MrMickeysMom   May-10-11 10:22 PM   #125 
  - Best wishes and all good thoughts are going out to you!  eleny   May-15-11 01:11 PM   #126 
  - Get well soon!  The Velveteen Ocelot   May-15-11 02:34 PM   #127 
  - Best wishes...  woo me with science   May-15-11 03:14 PM   #128 
  - Good luck! We're all counting on you!  kentauros   May-15-11 03:18 PM   #129 
  - That looks like a state of the art piece of medical equipemt.  Incitatus   May-15-11 03:21 PM   #130 
 

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