Friday, 3 February 2012

THE DAY MY APPENDIX DIED!

53 YEARS ON - REMEMBERING WHEN BOTH THE MUSIC AND MY APPENDIX DIED 
(from one of my Facebook postings which is getting a lot of traffic)

Today is the day my Appendix died! I was very very young. So young I was placed in a hospital room ward for both male and female youngsters. 
It was the Ottawa Civic Hospital. When I awoke after my operation the girl in the next bed was sobbing loudly. Why was she weeping? Was I dead? Had my operation gone badly? Well it wasn't for me. 
Turns out while I was in the OR she learned that her favourite rock and roll singer had died in a plane crash. Never heard of him (back then anyway). I was crushed that she did not care about me or my just removed appendix.
So,  it was 53 years ago today that my appendix died and Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a horrible plane crash. 

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