9:45 Explained and Update

9:45A little conversation from last week to explain this (some paraphrasing):

Charles-  I have my gastroenterologist appointment next Thursday at 9:45 AM . . . Ionia has her cyberknife follow-up next Thursday.  It’d be so funny if . . . nah . . . I wonder.

Text to Ionia- You have your follow up on the 22nd, right?

Ionia-  Yes.

Charles-  At 9:45 AM?

Ionia after a pause-  How the bloody hell did you know that?

Charles-  My gastroenterologist appointment is the 22nd at 9:45 AM.  That’s strange.

Ionia-  That’s really strange.

Charles-  Should we make some WordPress fun out of this?

Ionia-  Of course we should.

There you have it everyone!  The secret of 9:45 is that Ionia and I had identical appointments completely by accident.  We thought it was funny and decided to use it for some fun.  Now for the updates:

Ionia’s follow up has been delayed a week, but this comedy still stands.  Everyone continue holding the positive energy thoughts for her because it 1) makes her know we care and 2) makes her uncomfortable.  Love you, bestie!  *ducks barrage of squirrels*

Myself . . . myself.  It’s spastic colon with extra spasms.  I managed to give a good enough description to not have invasive tests and I’ll be on medication.  Nothing major.  I feel an attack come on, I pop a pill and relax to let it go away.  I have a follow up in 2 months where we decide on if things improved or if new tests are needed.  Key thing here is relaxing, which I will try very hard to do.  Oddities of the visit:

  1. I have amazingly perfect blood pressure for a guy that comes in as obese on the BMI.  They were impressed.
  2. The doctor pinned me as an author within minutes and I never mentioned it.  It might be due to the flowery language and description I was using.  I mean, I went into full details to the point where he was impressed.  Seriously, I talked my way out of a colonoscopy, which should earn me a bloody medal.

There you have it.  The mystery is solved and you know how people are doing.  Stay tuned for a post later tonight with book titles and a question for a special posting theme of next week.  Also, go give Ionia hugs on her blog.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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35 Responses to 9:45 Explained and Update

  1. Bastet says:

    Lmao…now we know the super powers of authors!!!! Thanks guy, I needed a good laugh and this fit the bill! 😉


  2. Way to go, Charles. It takes talent to talk your way out of an unnecessary procedure, *and* get the remedy necessary to ease symptoms.

    I had a sneaking suspicion that this may have been the reason for the 9:45(dual appointments – and how spooky is that?!). I loved the banter, though.


  3. Don’t forget about the “less stress” part


  4. thanks for clearing that up, hope your health issues clear up as neatly!
    Bless you, Charles for such fun at your own expense, written sweetly!
    A fine writer (and decent human being) such as yourself,
    Deserves happiness and much better health!

    uncanny about the appointments and funny how we are all linked in such strange ways, perhaps a glimpse in to the great plan. Best wishes, sir. Keep smiling and keep writing 🙂


  5. I’m glad you will be fine and that you can avoid the colonoscopy at least for a while. Hopefully in 2 months you will be much better and less stressed. This certainly is good news. 🙂


  6. Take it easy Charles!!


  7. sknicholls says:

    This can get better. No nuts, seeds or hot peppers/spices for a while either…Doctors hardly ever tell you the good dietary ways you can mange illness. they want you to keep coming back.


    • It’s not dietary though. I changed my diet when it started and it kept coming back. They determined it’s stress and diet won’t make a difference. I have to agree too. One attack happened after I ate hot wings, but another attack happened after I ate a simple salad with no dressing.


  8. Kirsten says:

    You definitely deserve a bloody medal for that smooth talking! Glad to hear that you have a way to control it instead of having to suffer through it!


  9. melissajanda says:

    LOL. Two peas in a pod. It’s like two women who are BFF’s, after a while they start having the same…uh yeah, I won’t go there. Praying that both of you are healthy soon 🙂


  10. Thank you for the update.


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