surgery day is here, y’all.

Since last fall – and the beginning of my osteomyelitis and sepsis issues – all of my surgeries have been emergent. They’ve all been done pretty soon after I was admitted from the ER. This SI joint issue has been a different animal though; it has required some additional planning and scheduling, as well as…

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fractured centre (x2)

Running. Running. Running. Barefoot through the dew covered grass. Running – Until I’m breathless. . . All a dream. Often in my dreams. . . I run free. Long. And return home. . . Hot, tired, sweat-covered. . . Happy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…

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on heparin and holter monitors and other medical whatnots that have come my way this week. . .

Well, there was no discharge for me today – and it seems certain I will make a full week with this admit. And honestly? This has been a really strange hospital stay in so many ways. The Early Days First, as I’ve mentioned before, the infection manifested suddenly in BOTH feet – what the actual…

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being a patient, being a nurse, facing COVID-19. . . some thoughts early this Tuesday morning.

As I’ve been inpatient for the past six days now, I’ve been talking with the nursing staff here about what they have witnessed with COVID-19 and I’ve been reading the news and trying to understand what’s happening as restrictions are lifted in my state – and there are several things weighing on my mind and…

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inpatient again. onward.

Like the rest of 2020, May has started off. . . not according to plan. I’m writing to y’all having just been admitted to the hospital, with bolus fluids going, my first doses of IV Vanco and Ancef already on board, my left foot – infected – wrapped and awaiting my surgeon in the morning,…

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