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Doctor, Doctor!


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Surgery was postponed. The first doctor who read the MRI thought Nora needed surgery. This morning the spine doctor wanted to try treating it with a steroid epidural and very strong pain meds first to give the ruptured disc the opportunity to heal on its own. She had the treatment this morning and is now resting. She may need to go back Monday for another treatment if this one was not enough. She was somewhat disappointed because she wanted the pain to be gone right away, but we are taking this step as from the Lord and praying that it might be enough without the surgery. Thanks so much for all your prayers and well wishes!

Today's post is a series of "doctor, doctor...." jokes.

Doctor, doctor, there's a lettuce leaf growing out my ear.
Hmmmm, I'm afraid that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Doctor, doctor, I have a strawberry growing out of my head.
Don't worry. I'll give you some cream to put on it.

Doctor, doctor, I can't stop singing the "Green, Green Grass of Home."
Sounds like you have Tom Jones syndrome.
Is it common?
It's not unusual.
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Prayer Request


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Our daughter Nora has had intense pain in her back and leg this past week especially. She had an MRI this morning and is scheduled for back surgery tomorrow morning. Please pray for her as she awaits and faces surgery and for the surgeon as he seeks to remedy the problem. I will update you as soon as I can. For those who don't know her personally, here's a picture of Nora and her boyfriend Topher.

I'll pass on any words of encouragement left for her in the comments.

Rob


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How to Cool Off


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Is it hot where you are living? Here the temps have been hovering around the 100° mark for several days, and it looks like the same for today. People are trying all sorts of things to cool off and to stay cool. We are blessed to live in a part of the country where just about everything is air conditioned, unlike some parts of the North where they don't have air conditioning because "they don't need it." (They need to remember the weather they're having right now the next time they say "we don't need it.")

One thing we need to do as we deal with the heat is to stay hydrated. Water is the best thing to drink, but when that becomes boring, here are some other beverages you could try ... if you can find them, that is.

This drink must be a Gatorade-type beverage.

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Yet More Signs


It's been a while since I posted some funny signs. All of the signs in today's post are ones that readers wanted me to share.

I didn't know that apple fritters grew on trees....

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Do You Understand Economists?


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Do you understand the "economy?" Or better yet, do you understand economists? In two earlier posts, I shared that I have a good grasp on personal finances, but maybe not so much on how the economy works, particularly the global economy. It's even more confusing to listen to the experts (economists) talk about it. They make what seems like good news sound dreary and what seems like bad news sound as though things are improving.

In my files I ran across some humor about economists and the economy. If we can't understand what economists are saying about a complicated field, at least we can enjoy a laugh or two at their expense.

A mathematician, an accountant, and an economist apply for the same job. The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks, "What do two plus two equal?" The mathemetician replies, "Four." The interviewer asks, "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says, "Yes, four, exactly."

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question, "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says, "On average, four — give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question, "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says, "What do you want it to equal?"
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