Category Archives: Daily Rants

Cooling off…

It’s just another day at the homestead. At least the weather has come down a few degrees. One thing about Harley, he doesn’t sit with you he sits on you. No matter where I go in the house he will be next to me sitting on my foot. I guess there is not much to report for today. :O

Harley pre-neutered…

This is what Harley does most of the day. He’s so kicked back and relax during the day. At night when we take him for a walk it’s a different story. He’s out to get other dogs and cats. I arranged a vet appointment next week to take care of Harley (neuter time). He’ll be spending one night there for recovery. Everything will work out fine.


Getting better…

Well my insomnia is getting a little better and my withdrawals to the pain medications seems to have gone but I’m all out of whack in my sleeping schedule. I guess I’ll have to force myself to stay up during the day and not take the catnaps. I found the only thing on TV late at night are the infomercials. I think I’ve watched every get rich quick scheme known to the planet now.


Who would have thought I would ever have trouble sleeping? For the past couple of days I have not slept at night, I mean eyes wide open staring at the ceiling awake. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s due to me not taking any pain medications. I stopped cold turkey a couple of days ago and I am showing the classic symptoms.


The 4th came and went…

As far as the actual celebration I didn’t do too much since I’m not supposed to be very active yet. There were plenty of activities to do but all of them were motorcycle riding related so that left me out. We did swing by the clubhouse and helped out with the 4th of July parade float.

This evening we had a most excellent BBQ with some old friends. I had a great time and it was long overdue.

Pooking hot!

It’s going to be a scorcher today, somewhere near 106-107 degrees. Wearing this goofy neck brace will definitely have me staying in doors. Harley chillin’ inside, too hot to be laying out in the shaded backyard. Mallory came by tonight for some battered fish and rice. She’s going to be heading back to NOLA tomorrow. It’s always sad when she leaves but I know that she’s found her home in New Orleans.


One down!

I had surgery today to remove a damaged cervical disc and fuse my C6/C7 vertebrae’s together. Everything went great and man did I have a lot of family and club support! I was originally scheduled to spend 3 days in the hospital and ended up spending only one night. Once I knew what the requirements were for me to leave the hospital I was on it. I have noticed that the numbness in my left side is all but gone and the pain in my back is not noticeable. The only discomfort I have is my throat where the jammed a breathing tube down inside my throat and shoved all my vital organs to the side. I also feel some discomfort in the back of the neck area where the actual surgery occurred. I’m sure that will go away in time.


Bugs taking care of me! She even snuck in a french fry during my first night a few hours after surgery. I know I asked for it but it wasn’t such a good idea as I had a hard time trying to get anything down.