Things are moving along nicely. I got the call telling me there’s a hospital bed for me and as soon as we finished our meal we headed over see what this 48 hour stay might have in store for me. A room on the 9th floor, facing East, gives me a view of Lake Michigan and the South side of Milwaukee, but I suspect I won’t be sleeping in past sunrise!
We weren’t here long before the specialist’s PA stopped in, along with a raft of other staff, to do all the things they do to you when you enter the hospital. It has to have been more than 20 years since my last hospital stay (gall bladder in the days before minimally invasive surgery) — by golly — hospitals have changed a lot! (he says as if he hasn’t even been IN a hospital which is so not true) But the reason for mentioning it is I’m tickled with how attentive and how polite things are now — a significant difference from what I remember on my last hospital stay.
Seriously though, I think back on the hospital rooms that I have known in my life, the room Peggy had when Kathryn was born some 40-ish years ago (not wanting to give away her age, women are sensitive about those things I’m told), the room my dad had when he had his first and second by-pass surgery. By comparison I fee like I’m in the W Hotel in Barcelona. I haven’t paced off the room but I swear that my hospital room has more square feet of space than our coach! (But we have better designed storage!) And meal service…. well, it’s now ‘Room Service’ that I get to order by phone myself and schedule for delivery at any time I choose. Sheesh…. I may get spoiled and not want to leave on Saturday. Well, maybe if they weren’t poking me with needles I might feel that way but I’ll be ready to leave for sure, for sure, for sure.
I’ve been told that this is going to be a boring stay — and boring is good. The only reason for being here is med loading with a new drug and making sure there are not reactions — so it’s not an event that should cause much/any concern — I’m just chilling and enjoying the good life.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.