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  1. What a lovely glow. ;-). They should have enough auxiliary power. Maybe they have solar.
    Otherwise, how are you doing?
    We’re having about 15+ folks over for our annual Hanukkah party. We will be peeling potatoes for a while. Nothing like fresh fried latkes.

    • Gee – we are doing Latkes on the 25th rather than the traditional Movie + Chinese. Maus arrives from NYC that day. I’ve asked for traditional, traditional with onion AND sweet potato…..

  2. Your companion needs a personalized scarf or something. Looking a lil naked, he does.

    Having medical knowledge make some things easier and harder at the same time. Like knowing when what symptome is a good or not so good sign. I wont say the cheesy “you are so brave” thingy unless you want me to. Hang out with your doggy and curl up as nicely as it is needed not to feel to miserable.

    • I asked. Yes, a bow or scarf would be fine. I’m thinking fluffy tied in a nice bow at the joining of the upper rod. Fashionable without being gaudy. Prevention as well? If I knit such a thing maybe I won’t ever be back to use it!

  3. Had to laugh a little at your ‘companion of the last couple of days’ – gee, it annoyed me to carry a catheter bag on my walks up and down the hospital corridors, but I realise that that was nothing compared to this fancy set-up! Very impressive.

    I very much hope that you are ‘cruising’ along as comfortably as can be expected.

    Will be thinking of you and hoping that you continue to receive great care and that you are keeping your spirits up.

    • But an IV pole, even one with (at one time it had four bags running) is not terribly personal. It just is. Waiting to trip you up if you don’t fasten the cord properly and potentially rattling along to draw attention to itself. I took it for a walk about 0400. It was quiet. The nigh house staff had ordered in Indian. And they failed to invite me…..

  4. Oy. Double oy! You need chicken soup. If I were in SF, I’d visit, but instead can only send virtual hugs, soup, and cheer. Go nap and let the chemo do its number. It’s good you’re in the hospital where they can monitor those machines and make you comfortable.

    It’s snowing here. Well, it was. Now we have that disgusting thing known as a wintry mix. I can here the mix crinkle as it comes down. Ice. Feh. I’m not leaving my house until spring.

  5. Alll the bells and whistles, still right there in my memory. So your description well…. If you cannot sleep, I am right there with you.

  6. Thank you for sharing your situation in a humorous way. Because when I am in gratitude life is better. It is so easy to start whining, eh? Get well and please keep up the posts.

    • That was one of my worries. Somehow I just couldn’t picture myself as bald. And wags take effort (this is from the woman who has been doing wash and drip hair styles for decades…

  7. Oh! Not only is your name tag pink – it’s also the worst font in existence. Who chose Comic Sands?

  8. Can’t say I like your nightlight. One thing that always stayed with me regarding my hospital stays is the sound of the nurses shoes squeaking their way into my dreams.

  9. You really think the person in charge of making the sign even thought about the font? I am sure they just wanted large, readable and not using up the max of printer ink. I find the Comic part actually good. Smiles are good!

    besides only someone like my talented off spring here would be able to recognize the particular font…

  10. So, does this mean that the Pharmacy has taken over duties that used to be filled by the nurses? Still room for human error, just moved from the hectic floor of the patient care area down to the relative calm of the pharmacy area? And using the nurses as a check on the pharmacists’ programming, which may be easier than the calculations themselves?

    • Absolutely. It used to be that a lot of medications were mixed and hung on the wards. It all depended on the nurses to insure both that the meds were placed in the correct solutions and run at the correct rates.
      Now, in most places, the meds are all mixed in the pharmacy under what are obviously much cleaner, safer and controlled conditions. They are mixed by those who handle them every day and can double check not just the dilution solutions, but all the medication compatibilities. Less chance of contamination, less hurry, less exposure risk to staff for those things (chemo agents) which are toxic to those handling them.

      And full employment for Pharmacists everywhere. It is one of the reasons that Pharmacy is no longer a 5 year undergrad program but has gone to a full PharmD program.

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