Archive | March 2021

Blog post : hospitals

So I’ve learned a bunch of stuff about hospitals in my time in…. now three of them, three departments of one.

This is going to be a lighter touch on some things.

* you can really tell how understaffed a department is even before you get to the call button answer time.

* losing your call button when you can’t stand up is terrifying

* brushing your teeth becomes an act of personal autonomy and suddenly very very important

* washing hair? Amazing.  But the ‘dry shampoo- caps that really do almost nothing still feel awesome.  And your standards go from ‘I need my personalized shampoo’ to ‘just pour some water on me please. ‘

*doctors have no sense of urgency

The one below cut is more heavy

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On the Mend


Hi.  Sorry for my abrupt vanishing.

Eary January 2021, I was having a bad day – pain, pressure,  lightheadedness.

Off to the emergency room!

Sometime in the next couple days I sent a single word message to some friends, still expecting this to be fast: pancreatitis.

About then, said disease, the painkillers, and various complications took over.

I have no clear memory of the last 3 months, so please keep that in mind.

But that is where I have been.

And now I am in rehab.

My apologies for previous lack of update.