A big shout out to my brother today, who enters the world of being 30 (30 on the 30th... extra special). Happy Birthday!! I warned him that being thirty brings many changes including parts of your body that either malfunction or just straight-up stop working. In about a week, I will enjoy having my tonsils removed since they have decided that they are going to flare-up every one-two months rendering me unable to talk or swallow for about a week at a time. I have been informed that this procedure, while simple, will leave me pitifully lying in bed for a week or more, while children that have it done are playing on the monkey bars after two days. Combine this with a definite upper back and neck surgery sometime in the future, and that gives my little brother a good idea of what I am talking about.
Even a better case-in-point, my good buddy Ron Smith has a laundry list of surgeries he has enjoyed since his 30th birthday, including a surprise visit to the surgical table just this past weekend. Friday night, Ron began experiencing some pain by what he thought might be indigestion, followed by 8 hours of violent vomiting and dry-heaving. A few hours after that on Saturday morning, Ron checked into the local hospital and was asked to choose a Doctor that would remove his appendix that afternoon. That SSSSUUUUUUCCCCKKKKSSSSSSS!!!
In the words of Bruce, welcome to the party pal. Happy Birthday Matt!! Get Well Soon Ron!!!