Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Transplant -11 (Saturday) Tragedy in Rochester

Ok, so I'm a little late in posting today's blog. It is for two reasons.

First, on Saturday Jackie and I spent about 1 1/2 hours in the apartment complex gym. After our workout we decided to go in search of food. Since we were cleared by a nurse with 5 years of experience to eat anything on the face of the planet we headed for the local Krispy Kreme donut factory. That's when tragedy struck. Upon arriving at Krispy Kreme (which is located adjacent to the TGI Fridays which is adjacent to the Olive Garden) we discovered the Krispy Kreme donut factory has ceased operations!

It was closed. Shuttered. Kaput. It was GONE. No signs of a was just GONE. Prior to leaving on our last trip to Oklahoma it had existed. Today it was GONE. It was at this point we realized just how fragile business life could be! What could have happened?

In Oklahoma the Krispy Kreme shop in Tulsa is young, vibrant and lines of cars still circle the building whenever the red sign is illuminated. People still flock to Krispy Kreme to buy donuts to be used in church and school fundraisers. Jackie and I come from a culture that has never know the demise of a Krispy Kreme donut factory. We had no idea such a tragedy could take place!

We asked ourselves, "How could this happen?" How could something as wonderful as a donut factory that serves still-hot donuts just cease to exist overnight? There could only be one answer!

Health food Nazis! Curse the rotten evil-doers!

It's not surprising that in a city with almost 30,000 doctors and nurses they could exist. We had suspected there were pockets of such people. But how could they put an entire donut factory out of business in such short order? Obviously they are well organized.

Our investigation into how this happened has only just begun. We hope to have more details as the days progress. We can only report that pockets of resistance to this evil menace DO exist in Rochester. While on recon missions we have discovered the presence of at least TWO Smoke Shops. These brave folks of staked out their claim via bold and bright neon signs marking there own little line in the local sand. So, folks there IS hope. There IS hope that the donut factory will resurface. Perhaps at a different location. Perhaps with a different name. But someone...somewhere still has possession of the state-of-the-art stainless steel equipment that can pump out thousands of hot Bavarian cream filled donuts per hour. With the help of patriots like the transplant nurse who told us caloric intake was all-important, a few good smokers, and citizens like Jackie and myself TRUTH and the American Way WILL survive!!!

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester
Oh yes, the other reason the blog was late is because after 1 1/2 hour in the gym I was too sore to get to the computer until late on Sunday morning.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sympathy! Those hot Krispy Kremes sure are tasty.

And it's a proven fact if you eat them in the car before they have a chance to cool off, all calories are neutralized.

11:58 PM


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