b1-66er: how's momma K? I know her health's been off.
special K: She's having surgery, probably week after next.
b1: oh, bad one, what for? and is it related to that high Ca reading?
K: Yes - parathyroidectomy.
b1: goddammit. what are the side-effects of having THAT done?
they treat her body like an experimental Puerto Rican phone.
It's generally well-tolerated and not a major procedure. I hope that's true in her case.
b1: my mom has always said, "'minor surgery' is 'minor' until they do it on YOU."
She's shed a bunch of organs. She's built for speed now.
b1: she's not built for "organ donor."
K: Not any more.
b1: when they take some random piece out of her do you ever think, "that's sexy" and ask to take it home so you can have your way with it later?
K: every time except the gall bladder, for obvious reasons.