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    I escorted my dear wife to the surgery center yesterday. The doc had prescribed her first ever colonoscopy. Hey - we're both getting older, so it's a preventative thing. OK, so that's all I'm gonna say about that. But there's a Studebaker twist to this particular visit.....

    In this town of roughly 130K people, I know of ONE other 3E Transtar pickup that sees action besides mine. I've known the owner for at least a dozen years now, and while we're not close friends, whenever Pat needs something for his truck, he'll call me to ask if I might have it or where I think he'd likely find it.
    Of late, I gave him a full flow block to rehab as a replacement for the aging 259 in his truck. So we've had recent conversations.

    Anyway, after my wife was prepped for her proceedure, I was told to go to the waiting room, where they'd call me to sit with her once she was done. So I go out to the waiting room, grab a dog-eared old issue of Time and take a seat amongst the 20-some folks therein. I made eye contact with no one as I did so, but chose a seat that had no one on either side of it. As I ease into the chair, someone calls: "Hey Bob! I thought maybe that was you!" I look up to see Pat smiling at me. What the hey?
    So we laugh at the irony of two Transtar owners meeting at this rather unlikely place, and we talk about his truck's rehab as well. In what seems like no time at all, they call my name and lead me back to a curtained waiting area where my sedated wife is lying on a gurney. All went well the nurse tells me. Now they just have to monitor her reawakening for a bit. So I'm sitting there with the little monitor bleeping away when they wheel another gal into the bay on the other side of ours.
    Pretty soon, here comes Pat - I recognize his voice as he chats with the nurse. When the conversation trails off, I call out to him: "Hey Pat! What'er the chances of Visalia's only two Transtar owners ending up WITH THEIR WIVES side by side in recovery from colonoscopies???" We had a good chuckle at the fact. Even my half-concious wife cracked a smile.
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

  • #2
    Glad to hear all went well. Been there myself but w/o any Stude buds.My wife counts somewhat as she tolerates my affliction with Studes!


    • #3
      Good story Bob , and with a good ending.....thats not a pun either<g>

      Home of the Fried Green Tomato


      1960 Champ , 1966 Daytona , 1965 Daytona Wagonaire


      • #4
        I remember my first one. I was on the table laying on my right side, they were pushing me lightly to turn just a little more. Next thing I knew they wanted me to turn a bit more yet. 'No' Doc said, 'you're done'!
        And as my primary care doc told me, 'the worst part of it is the night before'!
        So for all you guys that have heard all the 'riding the silver stallion' stories, hey, no sweat, it's a walk in the park.
        "Burning Bridges...Lost Forevermore"......


        • #5
          Ditto my experience, Dwain. My next one will be my third. I encourage all to pursue positive health.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk


          • #6
            and just one more coincidence, I'm not anyone's wife, and I don't drive a Transtar, but today I had my first colonoscopy. It all came out good too. The prep was 80% of the PITA. Lotsa puns, none intentional.
            JohnP, driving & reviving
            60 Lark & 58 Scotsman 4dr


            • #7
              To: Roscomacaw,--------- I'm sure glad they got to the bottom of things!


              • #8
                Those are some long odds, Bob. 'Glad everything came out OK.

                (Hmmm...let me rephrase that....) BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.


                • #9
                  Not a colonoscopy, but about 6 or 7 years ago I went to the local hospital for some minor tests, and there in the waiting area also awaiting tests was the guy I bought my '54 Champion from back in 1996. It was an interesting coincidence and I was able to fill him in on all I had done to fix up the car. It was a nice way to get my mind off of the cimcumstances at hand, that's for sure.

                  Dave Bonn
                  '54 Champion Starliner