Sunday, January 31, 2010


Thank you all for the good thoughts and prayers!

Joe got through the leg vein bypass on Friday afternoon, but is still in ICU because his blood pressure cannot be stabilized. If he takes the pain meds (LOTS OF DISCOMFORT SO YOU KNOW WHAT HE IS THINKING) he needs a medication that constricts his blood vessels which is detrimental to his leg blood flow.

As soon as he gets a phone again, I will give you the new number!

You are all such a blessing!

Tired Mrs. "C"

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Since Crochety's team of doctors have now decided his circulation is not close enough to what it should be, they are going to do the approx. 4-hour leg vein bypass operation tomorrow.

This is serious, so send ALL good thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all your past kindnesses...

Mrs. "C"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

So far, So good

Crochety got through yesterday's angioplasty with a big "YES" from Doc Wong. The decision was made to do this first because the bypass will take approx. 4 hours. For this part he didn't have to go under anesthesia, just had local. Doc thinks circulation to the foot has been improved so much that Crochety may not have to have the leg vein bypass. He debrided the wound on the his heel and if that improves over the next few days, Crochety will have gotten yet another miracle!

He was moved to room 2519 and his new phone is 732-321-7148.

Oh, Crochety says "Go Jets!"...EX Mrs. C says, "Go Saints!"...

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Hi All,

Leg vein bypass operation set for tomorrow, Friday, at 1:30 PM.

Thanks for your good thoughts and prayers.

EX Mrs."C"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

update news

This is the EX MRS. CROCHETY.

Against my better judgement I read the last entry and just reminded myself why I do no longer read the old fuddy dud's posts (because he will never grow up).

However, I felt I should let everyone know that he is in JFK in Edison, yes again, room 2543. His phone is 732-321-7121.

He should be having the vein bypass surgery tomorrow on his leg and hopefully this will increase circulation so his foot wounds will heal.

Thank you for your good thoughts and prayers.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I still got it

Please if you see Mrs. Crotchety do not reveal the contents of this post. I'll tell her the post has to do with something medical so she won't read it.

But you can tell everyone else because it is amazing.

A really pretty nurse has been flirting with me. Photobucket

Yes, indeed.

This old crip has been flirted with by a really hot nurse who is in her early 20's. And she has seen my naughty bits. (They must be even cuter than I thought.)Photobucket

I should go back and find my first serious girlfriend, who dumped me, and let her see me today, with my Svengali-ish charms. HOOHAAAAAA.

I was going to end this post with a pcture of myself, but then I would have to deal with scores of women getting all flirtatious. That is just too much darn work.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eight, so far

We've all seen the devastation in Haiti. Watched the tally rise.





But it's really meaningless to most of us.

But not to my aide, Nerlande (Nelly,) who is from Haiti. She has been walking around for the last few days hiding tears. I asked her if her family has been in touch with her, and are ok.

She has lost some members.

"Eight, so far."

Now it became very personal.

I know I'll remember hearing that for a long time.

The kind, gentle woman who has helped care for me for months has suffered a tremendous loss. Nameless, faceless victims aren't dead, but relatives of a friend. And since the initial reports, she has lost even more family and friends. The toll rises.

Sure I gave her a condolence card, and a few bucks to help out. But it is so little. I am asking everyone, if you have been thinking of sending some money to a reputable organization to help out, please do. If you haven't, please reconsider.

Here on the East Coast we have a huge Haitan community. Many of our friends and neighbors have lost family. Help for their sake.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Crap, crap, crap

Next week my leg is being operated on. Seems there is no circulation below the knee (oh the joy of diabetes) so they will do like a bypass in an attempt to save the leg.

Sounds like a lot of pain. I hope youse guys get me through it like the previous operation. This shouldn't be as potentially dangerous as the last time, but things have a way of going badly for me. The lovely and talented Mrs. Crotchety will provide updates. I'll be getting a fresh Brazilian.
As usual, if I die, thanks for reading.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hey there, little buddy

I've always been a rather corpulent guy, Photobucketwith my recent weight loss (180 lbs) some rather striking changes have occurred.
I can see my toes!

For the first time in many, many years I can see my naughty bits!!! And they are cute as can be.

I knew they were there all along, but I was going on blind faith, for there had been no visual confirmation since 1968.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bunch of rambling stuff

Has anyone noticed Brendon Fraser has gained a lot of weight, but all in his face?

The EMT transporting me today looked exactly like Zena the Warrior Princess.

I thought that was weird.

I wonder if being an impersonator would be a good job? It would certainly be easy enough. I look enough like John Popper to impersonate him, unfortunately no one knows who he is.

I've been making progress. I get in a wheelchair using a sliding board.

Sounds like fun, huh?

Imagine shoving a board up my bum, then shimmying down to the chair.

Oh joy. Splinters on my naughty bits are just one hazard.

Speaking of my naughty bits, a new aide started last night and within minutes, she was introduced to my naughty bits.Photobucket