Monday, January 31, 2005

LETTER FROM GABE

I've gotten lots of letters from my son Gabe, letters that make me proud to be able to call him 'son', letters that make me just want to run out there and protect him, and then there are letters like today that just leave me in stitches.  Here is part of that letter:

 

27 Jan 05

Right now I've got this God awful cough that I've had for a little over a week now and its just been getting worse and worse.  I went to sick-call the other day for it and the stupid.."I Know What I'm Talking About" specialist dip sh** prescribed me SINUS medicine!...So anyway it got progressively worse, to the point where theres blood every once in a while (but I think thats just my throat).  I'm up all night or waking up every 15 min. having a cough attack.  I AM SO TIRED!  I fell in formation cuz I fell asleep standing up!  So tomorrow when I go back to sick-call I'm going to kick the specialist square in his nuts, and then I'll prescribe him some Sudo Gest Sinus stuff and ask him if that helps! 

...And on top of that I completely lost my voice.  Its been gone for a couple days now.  Its funny cus when ever we go to chow the person in front of me has to yell out 'Regular Army 6856 Mamame!" for me cos I can't say anything.  Oh, and I think I screwed my right eye up really good this time cuz during our Night Land Nav my eyeball got whacked pretty good with a branch and now everything is double and blurry.  So I'm going to get that checked out tomorrow.  But good ol Nav, just keep on trucking.  When ever Failure and Defeat step in my path and try to bring me down, I just take my Sudo Gest sinus sh**, spit it back in their face, kick them down and get on my way with a smile on my face, coughing my left lung out!
Love, your son, your brother
Gabriel

10 comments:

awen1122 said...

You know what Dorn, that gave me chills, brought a tear to my eyes and made me laugh all at once.  Just want you to know you aren't the only one that is proud of Gabe, I think all of us here in J Land are proud of him too!  It takes a real man to say "When ever Failure and Defeat step in my path and try to bring me down, I just take my Sudo Gest sinus sh**, spit it back in their face, kick them down and get on my way with a smile on my face, coughing my left lung out!"  It says a lot about you and Dickidoo, you both sure know how to raise kids!  When I have one of my own I am coming to you for advice!!

Hugs n Love,
Kell

amy122389 said...

The joys of military doctors......I remember it well...hee hee.....  here's hopin' Gabe's hacking gets better..  :)
~Amy

schnozbeary said...

That last line was spew alert worthy!!! Hope he's feelin' better soon!
Penny

mumma4evr said...

doncha just love military Docs?  nope!  I remember when I was in they thought everything was  either "wemen" problems or caused by constipation. "sailor, when was the last time you moved your bowels?"  Well, I went yesterday but it hasn't helped my sore throat....sheesh!  "so, sailor, when was your last period?"  Gee, you really think having my period is related to my sore throat?  Sheesh
Becky

demandnlilchit said...

LOL DORN! I can see he has his Mother's sense of humor! Thanks for sharing your letters!

sdoscher458 said...

Dorn..he does have a terrific sense of humor...doesn't fall far from the tree! Seriously. hope he get along well.....it's hard being away from home, let him know that he has alot of your journal friends wishing him well and back home soon...Sandi  http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/IJustHadToLaugh

beckieramos said...

Bless his heart. Hope he is feeling better. Have a good day, Beckie

purplectigger said...

I hope he gets to feeling better soon. It must be awful to be away from home and feel bad.
Have a great day.
R.C.

mzgoochi said...

Well, at least he has a sense of humor about it. LOL Send him get well wishes from us Dorn.

mykesmom75 said...

awww i  just want to send him a nice pot of chicken soup...Hope his eye will be alright.. Be praying for him...Take care! Can't say don't worry because we know thats not going to happen...:)...