Every once in a while I go back over my story to see if there is anything that I missed that I can add for the enlightenment or amusement of the readers. Today it's going to be amusement. I noted that I once referred to my medical team as Dr Howard, Dr Fine and Dr Howard but didn't explain how that came about.
I was originally scheduled for Gamma Knife in late December 2012. A few days prior to the appointment I got a call that it was cancelled because the 3 doctors couldn't all get together for that day and it was pushed back to January 2013.
That's when I started thinking of them as Dr Howard, Dr Fine and Dr Howard.
The reference comes from a Three Stooges episode called Men in Black where they are inept doctors at a hospital and repeatedly during the episode the public address system squawks "Calling Dr Howard, Dr Fine and Dr Howard."
Watch the episode at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDI3kmHcuUU
At some point prior to my GK I explained that to my friend and jokingly mentioned that I would take a marking pen and mark the side of my head that the tumor was on just to make sure that Dr Howard, Dr fine and Dr Howard got it right, thinking about all the stories where people go into the hospital for one thing and end up getting something else done by mistake.
On the date of the GK I am sitting on the gurney waiting for my turn at the machine. The nurse comes in, hands me a marking pen and tells me to mark the side of my head where the tumor is. S'help me I'm not making that up. I laughed so hard I nearly fell of the gurney.