Boston.com – Mayor Thomas M. Menino is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair drooping eyelids, a medical condition that has slowly obscured his vision over the past decade and is most likely a consequence of age. “It’s like looking out a porthole with a shade down,” said Dr. Mami A. Iwamoto of Massachusetts General Hospital, who will perform the outpatient surgery. “The shade interferes with the view out the porthole.” Menino has been hospitalized roughly a dozen times over the past two decades for afflictions that have included kidney stones and Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the intestines. During this term, Menino has made more frequent trips to the hospital — and spent more time convalescing at home. Days after winning a fifth term in 2009, Menino fell, severed a tendon in his left knee, underwent surgery, and spent weeks on crutches. The next year, Menino contracted a bacterial infection in his left elbow during a trip to Italy that required two stays in the hospital. Weeks later, doctors operated on his left knee, forcing him back on crutches.
Sometimes you just got to tip your cap and admit when a guy beats you. That’s the case here. Mumbles just continues to disarm me by beating me to headlines that I would eventually make up myself about him. I mean this droopy eyelids thing is totally a fake headline I would have eventually used. And this doctor who is operating on him pretty much summed up exactly how I pictured Menino viewing the world. Just looking out a porthole with a shade down. Seriously that is EXACTLY how I pictured Mumbles going through life. Just processing 1/10th of what every other human processes. Droopy eyelids like a motherfucker.. He can’t talk. He can’t walk. He can’t see. He’s half retarded. He’s Mayor Menino!!!! Meninooooooo…..