Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Monday, October 02, 2006

10/2 - Awesome CT Scan

Monday, October 02, 2006

We had a nice weekend. We watched conference, and I attempted to
clean my computer room and desk off (with little success). Then,
Rather then looking up son #4’s images on the computer at home, I
went through the proper channels, signed release forms, went to
the hospital, showed ID etc and got 5 CDs worth of radiography
images. We’re most interested in his last CT scans that show why
the soft spots in his head seem to be getting bigger. The brain
surgeon wants to wait until after his MRI on the 18th of this
month, in case there’s any sign of tumor. But the plastic surgeon
said we should do it sooner. I sent an email to both of them
Sunday night asking questions, but no answer as of yet. We want to
make sure that he’ll be recovered for a little vacation we have
planned in November, or if it will be ok to wait for a few weeks.

I spent another day in Radiology training today. I’m learning a
little bit each day, but there’s going to be a large learning
curve. I saw a ton of x-rays today, but one of the coolest was son
#4’s from the CDs I got from the hospital. (You can see it on the
blog site.) It shows exactly what’s going on with his bone plate,
and what needs to be done. My sweet wife did a little photo
shopping on it to enhance the view. It’s a pretty graphic picture,
but on the other hand, its about the coolest picture I’ve ever

Anyway, check out the picture on the web site, and when we find
something out about a date, we’ll let you know.

Enjoy today’s Jokes!


A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis
to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate
jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The
second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third
worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm
was put into a container of good clean soil. At the conclusion of
the sermon, the Minister reported the following results: The first
worm in alcohol - Dead. The second worm in cigarette smoke – Dead.
Third worm in chocolate syrup – Dead. Fourth worm in good clean
soil - Alive. So the Minister asked the congregation - What can
you learn from this demonstration? Maxine was setting in the back,
quickly raised her hand and said, "As long as you drink, smoke and
eat chocolate, you won't have worms!"


I was examining cantaloupes at the grocery store and turned to the
produce clerk, who was refilling the bins. "Choosing a cantaloupe
is like picking a mate for marriage," I observed casually. "A
person has no idea what he's getting until it's too late." "I
know," he replied. "I've had three cantaloupes."


My husband, Ray, was attempting to build a patio for the first
time. He bought 100 cement blocks. Laying them out in a pattern,
he discovered the chosen area was too small. He stacked the blocks
against the house and cleared more space. The next day Ray put the
cement blocks back down, only to find that the ground was too hard
to keep the patio level. He ordered a truckload of sand to be
delivered the following morning. Again he stacked the 100 blocks
against the house. Observing all this, our 'nosey' next-door
neighbor asked, "Hey! Ray, are you going to put that patio away
'EVERY' night?"


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