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1.  It's a fail-proof weight loss plan - 6 pounds in 6 days.  Of course along with this, you are forbidden to eat or drink anything for 4 out of those 6 days.  And I have a feeling that part of recovery is gaining back those 6 pounds in the next 6 days!   2.  A good roommate in the hospital.  Okay, those of you who met her may not have thought so between the groaning, cursing and everything else that you heard.  But she had a much longer hospital stay than I and she helped me kind of lear...

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I sounded all finished in my last post, right?  I thought I was.   I got my release orders at around 2pm on Wednesday, but told them I was going to rest for 30 minutes before calling the transport services, as I was feeling worse than in the morning.  Well, I continued feeling poorly and the wheelchair continued failing to show up.  I'm tagging this one on God, because I can't imagine how much bigger the ordeal would have been if I had actually left hospital grounds.  By 3pm I was feeling a...

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What an unexpected week this has turned out to be.  One surgery turned into two on Monday night at 10:50pm.  Yes, apparently doctors like to make decisions and relay them to patients at this hour.  I have been poked by surgeons at 2:30am because that's when they have time, met an anesthesiologists at midnight, and had a member of respiratory team make me do breathing exercises at midnight.  That's besides my nightly wakeup at 12:30ish to check my vitals and my next one between 5 and 6am to c...

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to have some new friends over for a fun brunch, to clean up and spend some time relaxing with Nate, then to make a Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce and go celebrate my friend Em's birthday with her and friends.  It was a good plan and I suspect it would have been mighty fun if ...   halfway through brunch I hadn't felt the most searing pain in my right side.  If I hadn't thrown up five times in the bathroom while everyone was trying to keep their own food down in the dining room....

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So last week I got an MRI. I told you about it, right? How I realized when I got up from the machine and was wondering why my hair was so wonky that I had lost a bobby pin somewhere in that dern thing? That gave me a little giggle. Well, the MRI showed something (a slight protruding disc) but assured me that this could not be the cause of the pain I am having. On to the orthopedic surgeon this morning. I wore a skirt because I was headed straight to work. Please never do this to an appointment...

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