7/18/2016

Author’s note:  This is a recollection of my events from a year ago.  There is no need to panic.

I have spent another restless night in the hospital.  Regular rounds for vital signs interrupt me while I try to sleep along with an early morning collection of blood for labs.  It has made me irritable but I am a patient man.  Everyone here at the hospital has a job to do and there in no need for me to be testy with them.  I am kind, pleasant, patient and cooperative.  It has been a lesson of self discovery that I have made over the years and have spoken about it before, that lesson of kindness.  It is a much valuable currency to use with people then our current culture of me first.

Today I have a biopsy scheduled in the morning.  I have been living on a diet of soups, ice cream and water.  Despite the lack of sustenance I still have no appetite so it doesn’t really bother me.  It will be the first time ever I have been anesthetized.  I am not sure what to expect but early in the morning I am wheeled on a gurney to an operating theater (I don’t know what else to call it).  One minute I am awake and the next minute… I am awake again.  Thirty or forty minutes have passed without any indication that I was aware of it.  The loss of time is disorienting to me.

Other than that I receive visitors throughout the day.  I am appreciative of everyone’s kindness and thoughts.  In the early evening I pull out the laptop and set up a workstation for myself.  I am behind on work and I need to catch up.  I won’t know the results of the biopsy until and worrying about them won’t change anything.

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