Take My Hip-Please! #7

The decision on replacing the left side of my ass #Myhipreplacementsurgery DAY SEVEN AND BEYOND I no longer remember exactly what I thought would happen during the post surgery period, but there is a possibility I am the victim of inflated expectations. “The major difference between the posterior (my surgery of 10 years ago) and … Continue reading Take My Hip-Please! #7

Take My Hip-Please! #6

A decision on replacing the left side of my ass #hipreplacement   Today is the day. It’s 4:30 AM, and my wife Claudia and I are waiting for the driver to show to give us a ride to the hospital for registration and then the operation. Okay, I admit to being a little nervous. But it … Continue reading Take My Hip-Please! #6

Take My Hip-Please! Day 5

A decision on replacing the left side of my ass #hipreplacement The truth is that Susan has the wrong title. Officially, she is known as a “Surgery Scheduler.” It sounds simple enough and self-explanatory. But, let’s examine that more closely. The next time you are provided service, ask how you felt as it was being … Continue reading Take My Hip-Please! Day 5

Take My Hip-Please! Day Two

A decision on replacing the left side of my ass #hipreplacement DAY TWO Surgical Attendant immediately before surgery: “Now Mr. Holland, which hip are you having replaced?” Me: “The right one.” That’s the way it was several years ago when I had my right hip replaced. But once the general public became aware of the … Continue reading Take My Hip-Please! Day Two

How Grandparents can Help Parents and Their Prospective College Students without Getting in the Way

The eldest of our five grand-kids, Kasey (yes, named after Ernest Thayer’s poem “Casey at the Bat” ) is now 11 years old and has for years proclaimed her intention to go to college—not just any college, but Stanford University. Admission requirements and affordability are not usually front-of-mind for 11 year-olds. If you are anything … Continue reading How Grandparents can Help Parents and Their Prospective College Students without Getting in the Way