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My name is Chad Davis. I am the creation of my Lord and Savior, I am the son of Marilyn Davis and the late Carl Davis, I am the brother of Gregory Carl Davis, I am a husband to the amazing Tara Davis, and I am a friend to many; all of which put up with me and keep me in-line. I am grateful and blessed to have such an amazing cast of characters in my life. Without them, I would have nothing to write about.

Monday, March 22, 2010


I have another day of sitting in front of a computer, so I thought I would take the time to say Hello. I mentioned in a previous blog that I'd write more about my experience with tonsil surgery. A few weeks ago I had my tonsils taken out...

My entire life, I've always had problems with Strep Throat. Ever since I can remember, I was always hit at least 2 or 3 times a year with some sort of throat related illness. It has always been suggested that I should look into getting my tonsils taken out, but I never gave the idea a second thought until recently.

Almost like clockwork, I could predict when I was going to be hit with Strep. The past few years, the number of occurrences started increasing, so I finally decided that I would get on the offensive side of things. While I was still on antibiotics from this last wave of Strep, I went to an ENT specialists and plead my case.

He informed me that for older patients, the entire experience tends to tip towards a painful outcome. I told him that surgery has never really bothered me and that I wasn't worried about it. He was the first of many to tell me that I should be worried. Really worried, actually. With my stepfather being the only person saying that the surgery wasn't going to be that bad (he was 55 when he had it done) and everyone else telling me it would be one of the most painful experiences of my life, I decided to take my chances and get the little devils removed.

I am happy to report that the surgery went well and that the recovery process wasn't bad at all. With the support of my mother, my aunt, Dave and one of the coolest gift baskets ever from Tara, I recovered faster than expected... AND not to mention, a fine helping of liquid codeine!!!

I was on a strict liquids and soft foods diet for about a week. I only had one incident where I thought the pain was going to get the better of me. I took a customer out to eat about 5 days after the surgery and was a little too tempted by the Cajun Seafood menu. I ended up tearing off a scab and bleeding (this also happened to be the day that I decided to stop taking the codeine; I took a double dose right before I passed out... for a LONG time).

Needless to say, I would recommend the surgery for anyone. Being down after tonsil surgery for a week, compared to being down with strep for a week a couple times a year is a no-brainer.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Where Have YOU Been?

Where have you been? I've been writing almost every day, sometimes even more than once, and no one has said anything about my posts.... OK, I'm lying. So maybe it has been somewhere in the vicinity of 2 months since I've written anything. I have a new life now, and (THANKFULLY) it doesn't involve sitting at a desk for 9 hours a day, staring at a computer screen. I don't have all of the extra time to write what's on my mind.

You know that friend you have that isn't your closest friend but is still a good friend? Then, you move away, or you get super busy, or something big changes in your life and you start feeling guilty because that friend gets put on the back burner. To me, that friend is blogging. I'll try to start doing better, but really there isn't a whole lot of stuff to write about.

My job has consumed my life and my time. Don't get me wrong, I love it! I'm finally doing what I enjoy. I don't mind the long hours or the hectic schedule at all. Anyways, there's not a whole lot to do in Arkansas besides work. I would bore you with stuff about work, but I'm pretty sure that all aspects of my life are being monitored, so I would rather not write about anything like that for fear of getting in trouble by the "higher ups" (It is funny to think that people other than friends and family are having to read my blogs. Hello NOV-IT Department! FYI, Y'all need to fix our website, there is an error when you try to open up the catalogs on centrifugal pumps.)

Just to catch you up on my life over the past 2 months: got my tonsils taken out (I'll try to write a blog on that later), I've found a church in Conway and I've started getting pretty involved, I'm dating Tara again, I'm addicted to Words With Friends (scrabble), and I love my job (just in case my boss is forced to read this because I wrote NOV).

I'm in OKC today helping with inside stuff, so I'm actually getting some computer time. I will try to make sure the next blog isn't another 2 months!