BEFORE THE EDITORIAL . . . Please accept my apology for not keeping you up to date. Many of the readers of this BLOG have asked how that Minor Surgery I was scheduled to have – went. It didn’t.
Anne and I showed up for the surgery ahead of time, did all the paperwork needed, met with the Surgeon in the operating room ready to go, only for all of us, the Surgeon included, to discover that his OR Nurse had called in sick.
The Surgery has been rescheduled for May 9th. I’ll keep you posted.
Stryker the German Shepherd could use your Prayers.
While we were in Texas, close to the date when were about to head home, we noticed a strange flat growth just under the skin on Stryker’s side, and a slight discoloration in his fur, which didn’t bother him in the least. So we decided to see our VETERINARIAN as soon as we got home.
THE SHORT STORY . . . is that Stryker underwent Surgery on Monday, with a 14-Inch by 4-Inch Incision held together with more than 30-Staples.
Being the SUPER-DOG that Stryker is, he came-to from Surgery extremely well, with Anne lying with him on the floor at the Clinic, from the very moment he came off the Operating Table.
And once the anesthetic wore off . . . Stryker was his old self, he immediately went back to being his usual loveable pain-in-the-ass, demanding all of our attention, as many cookies as he could bully us into giving, and plenty of walk-time.
Stryker is wearing a T-Shirt over his head, covering his neck and shoulders all the way down to his hips, which actually makes him look kind of cool. And if you can’t see the wound, you would never know that he had been operated on by the way he behaves and moves.
The Surgery was a 100% Success, but we’re waiting for the BIOPSY to tell us that whatever the mass was, that it was BENIGN, so we can stop holding our breath. According to the vet who did the Surgery, and I assure you that he is one of the best vets anywhere, he says that he doesn’t know what it was, but it didn’t look malignant, but we won’t know until we know.
SO THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN . . . Anne and I are not religious people, but we are also not Heathens, and during our Passover Seder, two days before Stryker’s Surgery, Anne asked me to make a Prayer for Stryker, which I most certainly did.
And knowing that a huge number of people who read this BLOG are True Believers, and might have more important things to pray for, I would ask you nonetheless, to remember Stryker in your Prayers for a BENIGN result when the Biopsy information comes in. IT WOULD MEAN A GREAT DEAL TO ANNE AND MYSELF.
So I was in the truck on my way to an Appointment near Montreal yesterday (April 27th), listening to all of Trump’s Speech, which I thought he delivered extremely well for a man who never made his life by giving polished speeches.
As a matter of fact, because he was NOT NEARLY AS SMOOTH and as well rehearsed and polished as Obama is for instance, it came-off as really sincere and from the heart. It was easy to see that this was a speech he wrote for himself, since he read it off the Teleprompter in the exact same way and manner Trump speaks off the cuff.
I for one . . . prefer when he doesn’t read off a Teleprompter or from a Written Script, since it is incredibly refreshing to hear the unscripted and unvarnished TRUTH coming right from the spontaneous lips of the man speaking.
Much, if not most of the Media, the LEFT, the Insiders and the RINO’S panned the speech as being all over the board, repetitive, and lacking in details . . . which is a funny thing to me, since, even though I was just sitting in the car listening, with no visual reference – I heard and understood every word . . . which was CRYSTAL CLEAR to me, in how Trump saw the world. How he saw the USA in the world. And how he was going to remedy the problems.
AND I’M NOT ALONE . . . since it seems that everyone who pays the incomes of the critics in the Media, the Insiders, the LEFT and the RINO’S – you know, the everyday working folk like you and me, also understood every word Trump spoke, which shows how far removed the people are, who’ve been running things for far too long, from the people like us who pay the bills.
I kind of figure it this way . . . after Trump’s huge New York Victory, his incredible 5-State Grand Slam this past week, his really Comprehensive Foreign Policy Speech, the desperate deal between Kasich and Cruz, and the premature announcement by Cruz for Fiorina as his Running-Mate if he wins the Nomination – the REAL people who NEED AND WANT A CHAMPION have already sealed the deal.
I think . . . that once the votes are counted in Indiana and the other DO OR DIE States for Cruz, it will be all but over, and Trump will become the Nominee before the Convention, not because he’s a Brilliant Politician, but rather because he is saying what the vast majority of people are thinking.
And whether he will actually do all the things he says he will do, who knows? But what I do know, is that the people believe he will do what he says he will do, and are far more prepared to give him the chance to make a difference, rather than go back to the LIARS, CHEATS AND THIEVES, who for generations have been destroying our societies.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov