September 15, 2009
If you would be so kind…
Alternate Title: Baz Luhrmann and Mary Schmich got it right.
…as to think good and pain-relieving thoughts in the direction of the land of milk and honey, where Mr. Taggart is recovering from an operation to take some cancer off his face, that would be much appreciated. This is the first of several such operations, and took 7 hours. They gave him Tylenol (supplemented by Dr. Taggart with a bag of frozen peas to alleviate the pain and swelling), since apparently they’re terrified that a man in his mid-60’s whose usual drug of choice is Di-Gels is going to become a Dr. House acolyte should they give him anything that might, you know. Alleviate the pain and swelling.
On the other hand, I’m profoundly grateful to the dermatologist who dutifully looked at the mole my dad was concerned about, pronounced it large and menacing but not at all cancerous, and then paid extra close attention to some irregular patches of skin that were hanging out alongside his mouth, eye, and hairline, seemingly minding their own business.
I’m going out to get some moisturizer with a higher SPF.