“I won’t think about that now, I’ll think about it tomorrow.”

“I won’t think about that now, I’ll think about it tomorrow.”

Surgery went fine. Everything fine. I just got home (8:30pm) – exactly 12 hours after they took me into the OR. Where’d my 12 hours go? Well, 3ish hours for surgery, 4ish hours to wake up enough to be able leave (did I tell you I spent 10+ hours in the car yesterday between work and driving to UNC?) an hour or so to actually do the leaving, and 4ish hours to get back to town, fill the prescriptions, pick up ice cream and come home. The first dose of Percocet wore off 3.5 hours ago and I took Tylenol in the car (around 5:30? gotta pay attention, Don says 5:50). The Percocet made me feel awful, so I’m planning on taking it unless I’m still awake and can’t sleep 5 hours from now. He didn’t prescribe an anti-nausea medicine I...

A Note About House

I don’t watch House, or much TV at all honestly, but apparently they had a patient receive a cochlear implant on the show tonight. I read a summary of it in Nabeel’s blog and just from reading that decided I should make a ‘that’s not how it works, folks’ post, just in case.

An update in photos

An update in photos

It’s been a lovely lovely spring the last few days. The tulips and flocks have been out. Betsie has been keeping the lawn mowed short.  Even the baby white clover I planted for her to chew on is doing great.  I just scattered it around by hand – we’ll find out soon if this was a bad idea or not.  I’m just happy that something is growing in that bare dirt shady area! Our new deck furniture is just wonderful despite being covered in pollen at the moment – this puts us about 3 weeks behind the folks in Chapel Hill, NC as they had excess pollen when we...

Back in Time – via Time Magazine

This is kind of other-worldly…. so much has changed in the last 15 years…. Processors are now the size of large hearing aids, and individual wires inside the ear have been replaced with tiny electrode pairs. On a related note, the Wikipedia article on CIs has a lot of info. TIME magazine – March 12, 1984 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,921607,00.html ——————- Success for the “Bionic Ear” A tiny computer promises to bring sound to 70% of the deaf For seven years, David Columpus could not understand television programs or carry on conversations with friends. Reason: an illness had left him totally deaf. But in 1977 life began to change radically for the former owner of a Michigan...

Too busy to write = Too busy to worry

One week from now I’ll hopefully be done with surgery and on my way home if not already home.  I won’t know what time to report on the 29th until the day before. Working backwards from there….. The night before surgery, Don and I will drive down to Chapel Hill and take up residence in the lovely Carolina Inn, across the road and a few blocks away from the hospitals.  (Don’t tell anyone, but the secret to staying at the Carolina is to use priceline.com!)  I think we will ask if they can do a flexible checkout time or if we can decide late if we need to book another night… we will see, maybe a lot of people ask that since the hospital is right there. Earlier that day (Tuesday) I will be spending 5 hours in the car as my boss and I...

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