How’s this for super fun? I’ve been admitted into the Hospital so they can hook me up to an IV to deliver a super dose of antibiotics. How did I get here, you might be asking?
After 2 blissful days in Sonoma with M sans our usual entourage, I drove onto the city for my appointment with Dr K. I’ve been going in every few days so they could drain fluid from my left side. Today the Dr grew concerned so they admitted me to the Hospital. I’m supposed to be here for 48 hours. Totally burnt, I know.
But wait – it gets better! (Not)
I had to wait for nearly 2 hours to get into my room, and then was given a room that has another bed. Not 15 minutes later, they roll in a woman straight from surgery across from me. She starts moaning and throwing up. M was visiting me at the time this circus started and we both started giggling uncontrollably.
Me: “This is so burnt. I can’t imagine anything worse than this! Sharing a room with someone and now she’s barfing near me!”
M: “Maybe you and your new roomie will become besties….”
Me: “I know! We’ll braid each other’s hair! We’ll stay up all night! We’ll share secrets about boys!”
Jokes aside and leaving my new BFF out of it, I then was greeted by the IV technician. I warned him that where he was about to venture, others had failed. (You’ll recall that I had to be poked 3x at my MRI, 2x at my bilateral mastectomy and 2x at my 2nd surgery.) And this time was no different – equally painful, difficult and unsuccessful. So he tried again. But not before I asked him if he was “the closer” – he said he wasn’t sure but he’d call one if he wasn’t.
He eventually succeeded. And skipped out of my room proud of himself and chanting, “Well I guess I am the closer!”
So here I am. Waiting for my iPad to download “The Heat” so I can watch it, listening to my stomach growl because they forgot to order my dinner and the kitchen is closed, listening to my BFF hack up a lung and feeling sorry for myself that I’ll be ringing in the New Year here and I turn on the TV and it’s….High School Musical 3. Why, hello old friend! Nice to see you Zac Efron.