Friday, May 15, 2015

The Broken Yolk

Today I am writing an update of current events in our family and will continue on with our 2005 travel adventures in my next post.

First let me say a few words about the Broken Yolk Grill located at 5824 Spenser Highway in Pasadena, TX. It is located just east of Beltway 8. Kathi and I were taking her brother Larry for a late appointment at Methodist Hospital yesterday. We took the opportunity to stop for breakfast at the Broken Yolk, where Larry and his wife, Andrea had eaten breakfast before. I am glad Larry recommended the place to us. Breakfast was great.

We were given a simple one page, two-sided menu that showed breakfast and lunch offerings. I had eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. Kathi and Larry had bacon eggs, hash browns and pancakes. We were all stuffed for our drive to the hospital. The pancakes filled up a plate and the sausage gravy was excellent.

The parking lot was full and most every table in the restaurant was occupied, so I guess others in the area have discovered this new restaurant. The management and wait staff were friendly and welcomed us at the door and thanked us as we left. Good food and good people – always a winning combination.

One wall inside The Broken Yolk Grill

License plates are a quaint, homey display inside the restaurant.

view from my seat in the restaurant.

 We got to Methodist hospital and Larry checked in and saw his doctor. He will be admitted to the hospital on May 28th for another round of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in an attempt to control his acute myeloid leukemia.  It will be a difficult couple of months for their family, but will be worth the temporary hardship. After Larry saw the doctor Kathi and I went with him to a presentation on what to expect during the transplant. Two other couples were in the class when we arrived. The nurse made the presentation and answered everyone's questions. Methodist Hospital service has been excellent. Methodist and MD Anderson are the only two hospitals in the city that do bone marrow transplants.

Larry and Andrea are hosting a family get-together on Saturday. The menu is lasagna and pizza. Kathi is making an Italian cream cake to take over. It should be a fun afternoon.

On Sunday, Kathi and I will drive to Austin to be with our oldest son, AJ who is having eye surgery on Monday. He had a lens replacement in his right eye a few months ago and now they are going to replace the lens in the other eye. He is anxious because he still has limited vision in his right eye and will have to wear a patch on the left eye for a few weeks. He uses public transportation and has to walk about a mile to get to the bus stop for the bus he needs to take routinely. Kathi and I will be in Austin for  most of next week.


  1. " unlike cancer, a leukemia cure is possible"
    News to me !!!.

  2. Doctors normally talk about five year survival rates. Many talk about control, not cure. I guess it depends on how you define cure. Cure was a term used by one of the transplant doctors. I do know there are children that have lived over 30 years after leukemia treatment. Control would probably be better terminology. I would like to hear from some five year survivors and see what they think.