Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mary Worth 1852

As I was coming out of anesthesia yesterday, one of my doctors came to check on me. I was really groggy, but I kid you not: He said the operation went "easy-peasy." I'm sure I looked thunderstruck... just like little Olive did yesterday. I wondered if I had hallucinated it, so I asked him, "What did you say? Did you say easy-peasy?" He said yes. I told him to go read Mary Worth.

Thank you so much all for your well wishes and prayers. The doctors are going to do a thorough analysis of the mass they removed because it wasn't quite what they expected, but it shouldn't be anything terrible. Who would have guessed that I would find such support among Mary Worth fans. I await your tuna casseroles and soup tureens.

Today's Full Strip

32 comments:

KitKat said...

Goodness, Wanders, I didn't expect a post from you the day after your surgery, easy-peasy or not! You are a real trouper, and it's great to hear from you. I wish I could send you a virtual vegetable terrine. I hope your doctor didn't call you "kiddo." I wonder if Ed calls Olive that because he can't remember her name. He and Evy seem ready to ditch Olive altogether. Olive is not wearing a seat belt, and she seems to be jumping all over the back seat of Ed's Cordoba. (That fine Corinthian leather is slippery.)

I Am Not A Robot said...

And Olive would know a bad doctor when she sees one. When you live with one, you pick up those tell-tale signs.

fauxprof said...

Wanders, God bless you! We were all going to get together on a gigantic pink tiered cake, with a sugar sculpture of Mary on top, but we haven't been able to contact John Dill.

Ed, to Olive: You're right, Kiddo. Dr. Kapuht is a bad doctor, but so is Daddy. We all stick together to make sure we don't get our licenses revoked.

(I'm sure none of your doctors know either Ed or Kapuht. Get well soon!)

r u ok? said...

Removing a cyst
By evil doctors or good
Is easy-peasy

Good to hear the operation was a success Wanders. How about some kelk cookies to help in your recovery?

HeavenlyJane said...

Glad you're on the other side of the surgery. Maybe you need to buy-a-print for your surgeon?

Yahoonski said...

Again with the easy-peasy, which I swear I never heard before in all my three score and six years before Moy started throwing it around. The fact that Wanders' surgeon used it is bizarre beyond belief, but I hope, nay, trust that it is a good omen in this case. As for Kapuht being a bad doctor, this being the Worthiverse it probably means he neglects to warm his stethoscope, gives out only sugar-free lollipops, and never updates the magazines in his waiting room.

Delilah said...

I’m thinking all the Worthians should get together and throw a pool party for Wanders’ recovery!

Anonymous said...

Count me in for the Wanders-Get-Well Pool Party. Although mine are not "award winning", I'll bring the Chicken Salad Appetizers - or maybe an Apple Pie... Wanders, thanks for getting back with us today - I'm so glad that things went well yesterday. I hope you're feeling better!!

Sandi Ego said...

Wanders, I would've been a bit freaked out by that easy-peasy comment if I was groggy from anesthesia. Of all the things he could say to you! I'm glad it's done, hope you heal quickly.
As for poor Olive, she will confide in Mary who will then launch a full scale investigation of Herr Doktor Kapuht. There's dirt out there and Mary will find it, hopefully throwing in some pithy quotes along with sage advice for Olive's despicable parents.

Shmoopie said...

Welcome back, Wanders! I’m so glad your doctors did not have to perform a neck-ectomy on you! I hope test results will show no malignancies, and I wish you a speedy recovery!

Now, question to all: WHERE is this story going? Fairies, angels, unreasonable fear of pools, generation-spanning skipping (goose-stepping?), attacking trees, ├╝ber-creepy doctors, parents who seem to wish to be rid of their child so they can canoodle in the common area of an elder complex, easy-peasy-super-cheesy dialog…. What?! What am I missing?!

I am used to MW story "plots" moving at a sub-glacial pace with one, and only one, central theme that is slowly and methodically beaten to death! This plot is all over the place and has all of the hallmarks of someone having recently moved to Colorado!

But I do enjoy all the "action!" I also enjoy ending every sentence with an exclamation mark! Something I learned from the great Karen Moy!!!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Just stay away from Dr Kahput...

Anonymous said...

Wanders,

I'm gonna guess that your fame preceded you and your doctor used "easy-peasy" because he had already read the strip. He just wanted to see if you were awake.

And I agree, Shmoopie, I can't see where this is going either. How bad of a doctor can Kapuht be? A well-trained aide could remove a cyst, for heaven's sake.

Toots McGee said...

Wanders, I hope your Doctor takes a look at Mary Worth. He might rethink his choice of reassuring words for patients under his care. Then again, he might just think it looks like gibberish and recommend a psych evaluation.

LouiseF said...

I'm guessing that the phrase "easy peasy" is taught in medical school as essential to relaxing the patient,and Karen Moy is trying to be authentic in her depiction of the profession. In fact, it's health insurance companies who certainly take our $$ "easy peasy"--so fast we hardly know it's gone. . . Here's to a SNAFU-free recovery, Wanders, free of medical issues AND free of insurance snags. . .

heydave said...

Wanders, what color do you want your salmon squares? I can make them in beige or tan. Tee-hee!

Nance said...

Hooray, Wanders! You're with us still...er...yet. Sigh.

@Shmoopie: This plot doesn't have to go anywhere. It can end right here! KM doesn't have to end her plots, per se. Did Tommie's plot really "end"? He got a job. BAM! The End.

Olive met a friend on vacation. BAM! The End. Olive's parents took her for treatment. BAM! The End. Tomorrow, Mary can tell Olive that everything will be okay. Olive can say, "You're right. An angel told me so." BAM! The End.

You are asking a lot of KM, for whom endings are easy-peasy.

limber joe said...

Be well, my friend. As far as this sorry strip goes... "Easy Peasy" three times in one week? Shaysus, how much more can we take? I'm convinced that the "Devine Miss M" has been deliberately messing with us. I fully expect "Winner, winner; chicken dinner!" within the next day or so...

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

I expect the next iteration of the phrase will be "Easy peasy lemon squeasy" last spoken by Eddie Lowery in the 2005 movie "The Greatest Game Ever Played". But then it was said by a ten year old boy.

mrvy said...

Not a typo in sight, which must be a good sign! I'm with Anon @11:28 A.M.; your doctor tossed out a random "easy peasy" to let you know he's a fan!

Either Mary is going to meddle Evy and Ed into good parenting, or Mary will adopt Olive like Miss Honey adopted Matilda.

As a fellow Marylander, I'd bring you she-crab soup in that tureen! Heal quickly, and count on my prayers for a good report.

Unknown said...

Wanders:

Back at the blog the day after surgery? "The Old Breed" had nothing on you, buddy!

Get well, etc!

Neil

P.S. At least they had the decency not to put one of the plastic cone "anti chew" dog collar things on Olive. However much of a good idea that might have been . . . .

Anonymous said...

Easy-peasy surgery makes everything okey-dokey-artichokey.

Glad it went well, Wanders.

Sincerely,
Franny's Mother

Shmoopie said...

@Nance: Hahaha! On the way back to Charterstone, Olive's dad loses control of the car and careens off a cliff. BAM! The end. We'll never find out the answers to all our burning questions. But what's this I hear? Mary Worth made a bowl of jello and is discussing the terrible death of the Taylor family with Toby. Toby, in turn, is so profoundly affected by this tragic event that she decides to commemorate the Taylors in a clown painting.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you were saying "easy peasy" while you were under and the doctor thought it would reassure you.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

Easy Peasy is making me queasy.

Regina the NY Diva said...

Hope you're feeling better, Wanders. To speed your recovery, I am making Mary's salmon squares as well as her chicken salad appetizers! To quote Mary, they're "always a big hit".

Hope your recovery is "easy peasy". "Tee Hee!"

Regina the NY Diva said...

BTW, no normal (or even abnormal) person from New York says "easy peasy".

meg said...

Mountview Hospital Rocked by Shock:

(doo-dah, doo-dah)

Noted Cystectomist Not a Doc!

(oh, de doo-dah day)


In a move that has stunned the Santa Royale medical community, "Doctor" Karl Klaus Kahput was arrested this morning and charged with being a bad doctor. Although he presented the finest of recommendations and credentials from Montserrat Medical School and Dry Cleaning Institute, his past was not as benign as he presented. Kahput actually received a PhD in Spot Removal and crease preservation from the DCI, whose cricket cheer goes as follows: Rooty toot toot, rooty toot toot, we'll remove stains from your best suit!

In the years since leaving MMSDCI, Kahput has served terms for jay-walking, tom-peeping, and counterfeiting laundry slips. He has had no medical experience whatsoever other than pouring peroxide on his own paper cuts.

Colleagues at Mountview became suspicious of Kahput (if that is indeed his real name) when he appeared to assume various disguises, wearing a mustache one day and not the next, looking strangely youthful one day after appearing to be a man of late middle age; and changing ties several times within a few minutes. One of the ties had spots on it.

All cystectomies for the next few days have been rescheduled until the new specialist, Dr. Waldo Killkidz comes on board.

Vicki said...

Wanders, I'm glad you came out of surgery ok, and that your head isn't floating around the clinic in a thought balloon! (Dr. Kahput hates when that happens.) I'm sure Mary and Olive will be over shortly with a pink frosted nature cake. Take care!

Sandi Ego said...

@ Meg - love it! It just so happens our family business is dry cleaning (Florida, Texas & Arizona) My husband went to medical school to learn all about it ��

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TeacherPatti said...

I can only hope that, upon removing the cyst, Dr. Kahput holds it up and says, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

Rest up and feel better soon, Wanders!

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