We are back in Doctor/Hospital mode here at the Carter-Smallenburg abode. John had some (yes, some) huge kidney stones that evidently he has had for years and years. On Thursday the doctors inserted a tube in his kidney and then drilled the largest stones and suctioned them out. The result is a tube that is still inserted in his back that drains. He will have this until later in the week when he goes back into the hospital for the second surgery. The reason that I share this very personal bit of information is that the dressing for his surgery has to be changed by a professional from Cleveland Clinic every day. Today's nurse was a very tall guy that was an exact double for Jeff Goldblum, the actor. He even spoke in the same deep voice and cadence as the actor.
It was pretty weird. We kept look for the hidden camera thinking we were being pranked. He was a friendly, efficient and funny guy. When I finally mentioned that I thought he looked like the actor, he told us stories about being mistaken for Jeff Goldblum, particularly when he spent time in CA. He said that once his photo even appeared as Mr. Goldblum in one of the gossip magazines.
When I was a teenager, I was often mistaken for someone named Paige Timmons who apparently lived in the same town, but went to the rival high school. I never met Paige, but I often wondered if she was mistaken for me. It was unnerving the way I was looked at when the "accuser" found out I wasn't Paige. The likeness must have been close.
Have you ever been mistaken for someone else?
By the way, John is progressing well. He is just a wee bit grumpy about having to rest and stay at home.
It has been beautiful here in Northern Ohio. 70 degrees, sunny, breezy and lovely. The trees are just beginning to show signs of acquiring their Fall colors.