Thursday, October 11, 2012


My right knee thinks it is ready for the scary holiday -- it  c r e a k s!  Loudly!  It also hurts, making it difficult to stand up.  But a little later today there will be what I hope is a major change.

My orthopedist has tried a couple of different things to relieve the pain, but they have not worked.  So this day I am getting exploratory arthroscopic surgery on my right knee.  The orthopedist says he will have a good look to see what is causing the pain (and presumably the c r e a k i n g ), and clean it out.  This is out-patient surgery, so Cliff will take me home where I will likely fall asleep.

I get to be Bathless Groggins for a few days, after which the dressing comes off and I am allowed to shower.  Whether I can shower is another issue. Will I be able to get in and out of the shower?  Tune in again for another episode of Who Stole Halloween Noise?

Re: Bathless Groggins -- When I was growing up my mom insisted I have a bath every Saturday night, whether I needed it or not.  If I made a fuss, I was asked, "Who do you think you are, Bathless Groggins?"  I never knew until today that old Bathless was a cartoon character.



Perhaps the single most money-saving word in the English language:   elope.

My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.

The trouble with some women as they get all excited about nothing – – and then marry him.

In Hollywood, marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.


  1. Best wishes for a successful surgery and that it helps greatly. Stanford was working on artificial cartilege but I don't know if it ever came to market.

  2. Hope all went well yesterday. Ol' Bathless didn't have the luxury of Wet Wipes and all the variations they come in. Word of warning: you might think they'd be useful for picnics and camping but some of the fragrant ones attract insects! But I suppose you won't be going on picnics so you're safe.