Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Day That Was Coffee-Less

*Hello Coffee my old friend, I'm glad to sip on you again. I couldn't drink you yest,,,,er....day, wasn't having fun in surgery. But today...I get to drink you at least once, maybe twice. I hear the sound....of percolating*

Yesterday didn't go as planned.

My arrival time was for noon yesterday with a planned surgery for 1pm and an hour and a half procedure. Well, surgery didn't begin to almost 2pm, it lasted only an hour only because they couldn't get the job done and put a stent in instead.  I didn't quite wake up from anesthesia very easily so what was estimated to be around three and a half hours total turned out to be more like 8. My poor wife had to sit in the car the entire time. 

I haven't even mentioned yet that they didn't provide me the coffee they promised me when I woke up!! So I went coffee-less the entire day which is a feat for most coffee drinkers.

So I will be returning back there in a couple of weeks to get the stent and stone removed. Hopefully it will be much quicker and more successful next time.

I appreciate all of you who reached out to me to give me good wishes.

But, enough with me blabbering about that. Today is all about Cards and Coffee and focusing on the positive. 

The positive being is this hanger pack that I traded for awhile back when Ginter released from my father. He grabbed me the blaster box I showed previously on here then grabbed this a week later before flippers grabbed the rest of it.

*takes a sip of well earned coffee*

*takes a sip, begins to rip*
Each hanger pack of 2020 Allen and Ginter comes with 3 packs of 6 cards and a bonus pack of 5 gold parallel mini cards. I think these cost roughly $5 a pack but can't remember since this was so long ago.

Here are the highlights from the packs,

 

 


(only need one more of these for my set!!)


(solid find)

 
(having grown up on a farm, I would agree a dog is essential on one)

*takes a sip before taking a rip of the gold parallel pack*
The pack has a great topper so I expect the rest of it to go well.

Not too bad at all! Don Mattingly, Doby, MVP Abreu, Judge and a Chip Gaines I really wanted.

I felt pretty good after ripping this rack pack. Being a fan of Ginter helps as well.

*takes a sip before finishing up the post*

I plan on taking the rest of today to get some rest. Yesterday was tiring and I didn't sleep much last night at all in pain. But, came on today to put up a new post was a nice distraction and it gave me an excuse to drink some extra coffee. I don't blog on this blog without it!

12 comments:

  1. That's too bad they couldn't do what they needed to do. It sounds like a rough day. I guess a pretty good A&G pack helps take the edge off, though.

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    1. It did. But, overall I still feel pretty lousy

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  2. 8 hours in the car! Can you imagine if this was before smart phones?

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    1. I know! But she did bring reading material and a Nintendo DS to play Jeopardy on so she kept herself somewhat occupied.

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  3. Sorry to hear that you'll have to go back in. Hopefully they'll have that coffee ready for you when you come out. And shoutout to your wife for hanging out in the car for eight hours. That's true love.

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    1. It is! I felt so bad because it was supposed to be half that time. And next time, they better have that coffee!

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  4. Curse that stone! I really thought that all was gonna go well for you this time too. And from what you've said about your wife, I'm not surprised that she was willing to wait that long, but she shouldn't have had to. All of these restrictions are getting really old.

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    1. They really are! Hopefully there will.be less next year

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  5. I had a stone once which sent me to the ER. Had no idea what was wrong with me. It passed while I was there. Hope yours passes soon too!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I will be getting it removed with a second surgery on the 29th

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  6. Hopefully this will all be over soon! Until then, happy brewing!

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    1. Thanks Matt!! Yes, going to make a cup right now!

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