Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Battery-Operated Brain

On January 9th I had out-patient surgery at Stanford to switch out my impulse generator.  The battery was running out of energy and needed to be replaced.    A week later, here at home, I was changing the dressing on my chest incision
My grandson asked, "Grandpa, what's THAT?" I replied, "I had a little operation."  Leo exclaimed, with a look of horror on his face, "The doctor cut you?  WHY?  (Leo is 5 years old).
My response was limited by my inability to speak in long sentences,  "I have a battery powered brain."   He quipped, "Grandpa, you're a robot!"  and proceeded to run around the house yelling,  "Mommy, mommy, did you know that Grandpa is a robot?  He has batteries!"
Life is good.