One-Liner Wednesday: Here We Go Again

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A week from tomorrow is my next hand operation. The doctor is honestly great, and has tried to fix the problem with as little intrusion into my tissue as possible, but we’re both getting serious. She isn’t yet ready to adopt my prescription of pulling the pin on a grenade and holding it real tight, hence the operation. It made me think of this quote:

“There’s nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can’t prolong.”
—Surgeon (Graham Chapman), Monty Python’s Flying Circus

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Something that can’t be gotten rid of.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: Here We Go Again

  1. Dan Antion

    November 29, 2023 at 8:04am

    I hope this one eliminates the problem. Is this the third (charm) time for this drill? In any case, I think you’ve done enough to prop up the healthcare economy in 2023.

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      Marian Allen

      November 29, 2023 at 12:52pm

      They cut out a cyst, burned off a granuloma, cut out a granuloma, and now they’re doing a deep dive into my palm to see if they can find what the flipping hell is causing all this nonsense. Yeah, I have to do my bit for the economy. Last year it was breast cancer. It’s like jury duty.

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  2. Darlene

    November 29, 2023 at 8:33am

    I love that Monty Python quote. Best of luck with the operation and hope it does the trick this time. xo

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  3. Anonymous

    November 29, 2023 at 3:13pm

    My poor editor and friend, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    J Paul

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  4. Yeah, Another Blogger

    November 29, 2023 at 4:21pm

    Good one!

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  5. John Hric

    November 30, 2023 at 10:37am

    I hope the surgery goes well and recovery is quick !

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  6. acflory

    November 30, 2023 at 4:13pm

    Excuse the French but this year has been a truly shitty year for you. 🙁 Everything crossed that the op. goes well and finally solves the problem. -hugs-

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      Marian Allen

      December 1, 2023 at 9:49am

      No, the year I lost Charlie was a truly shitty year. Last year was breast cancer, and this year has been wrists/palm, and I’m like BRING IT.

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  7. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    December 1, 2023 at 8:33am

    So sorry – you must be getting awfully tired of a hurting hand you can’t use very well. Fingers crossed for this one to be IT.

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      Marian Allen

      December 1, 2023 at 9:53am

      Fortunately, it doesn’t hurt unless I press it. Operation on December 7th, and at least I can probably expect two or three weeks before it returns, if it does.

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