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Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

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Ray’s going home today.

When the emergency room doctor first told us Ray was scheduled for surgery in a few hours with a doctor we’d never heard of, we got nervous. I made some calls, talked to other hospital staff, asked Sandi to check out doctor names etc. The surgery had to happen fast and there was not enough time. We trusted this doctor we’d been given, and let go of trying to arrange who was going to do surgery on Ray.

We have been very happy with this new doctor in town who did Ray’s surgery. I’d strongly recommend him. Dr. Nhat C. Nguyen-Minh just came in an released Ray to go home in a couple of hours.

Ray asked the good doctor for his card. I saw on the card the titles: General Surgery and under that, Advanced Laproscopic Surgery. Being that I had my computer I looked up what Laproscopic Surgery was all about. It the lap band surgery for people who are overweight. Hmmmm.

p.s. 11/01/09 Janet sent me this site that explains Ray’s surgery.

Ray's surgeon.

Ray's surgeon.

I asked the doctor if I could take his photo with Ray. Because I didn’t want to keep the doctor waiting, I took the photo and overlooked that most glaring ugly flare of light. I still don’t know enough about photoshop to clean up the overexposure in the photo caused by the hospital lighting above Ray’s bed. I guess I better learn pretty soon.

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8 Responses to “Ray’s going home today.”

  1. lr says:

    ……LJ, I don’t know about others, but I for one am shocked that, even after all you and Ray have been through over the last 48 hours, up to and including sleeping in a “sleep car” , that you didn’t notice the ugly flare of light. That glare made the good doctor look Asian and made Ray look like he had just had surgery. Additionally it caused the floral print hospital gown that Ray is wearing to “wash out”, and the vibrant red blanket to hue soft. Additionally, so you’ll know next time, there was a slight reflection from the catheter stand that could possibly detract the eye from the near complete dextrose drip. Hopefully by the next major surgery, you will have become more accomplished on photoshop to repair these types of blemishes. Also, for future reference, the towel covering the chair is wrinkled giving the appearance of a hastily arranged spontaneity. All that said, I’m glad to see Ray in good spirits and unattached to being gall bladderless!
    LR

  2. Linda says:

    Gee LR, I sure hope my photography teacher, Carol, sees your post as your critique is worthy of being hired on as a full time assistant critique-r for upcoming classes. Great eye and great tongue in cheek!
    p.s. Many of us (Carol’s students) have had visible wrinkles in fabric setups pointed out as a no-no. You must just intuitively have a knack for “seeing”.

  3. Joanna says:

    Linda, Nice photo and it is good to see Ray smiling….and to LR….you are one funny man. I love your humor

  4. Cindy Faith says:

    Glad you’re both home! Love you

  5. katya says:

    I can’t believe the nurse was your hiking buddy! How great is that???!! Glad to know everyone is ok.

  6. Trish says:

    Yeah! So glad Ray is OK! And what a coincidence on your hiking buddy (nice tail!). You know, I gotta hand it to LR — comments right on the money. Really Linda! Get with the program! ha! ha! You guys take it easy.

  7. Tom Kane says:

    Hey, Linda: If you get this, I’ve been rying to find you and Ray for the last couple of years……
    I’ve got 30 years sobriety as of last month, thanks in large part to Ray.
    How can I get in touch with my Sponsor???
    Hope you are both well.
    Love and Aloha,
    Tommy K

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