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

It is my birthday and I am getting out of the hospital today!  I hope I never have to stay in a hospital again.  It’s wishful thinking… I am bound and determined to be hospitalized again at some point.  I get my discharge orders and have to stop at the pharmacy for the mountain of medication I will be taking.

The first thing I do when I get home is take that long shower that I have been missing.  I scrub myself down twice.  While in the hospital taking a shower was an arduous task given that I was wired with monitors with IVs feeding into me.  But now I feel great!  Work-wise I hit the ground running.  I have a ton of e-mails that I need to catch up on and I am schedule to talk about one of my publishers on our blog radio show.

There is nothing really planned for my birthday.  I think everyone wasn’t really sure what to plan.  There was a chance that I could be spending my birthday in the hospital.  Regardless, Kelly and Amanda have asked to go to the movies with me.  It is a low key evening with a couple of friends.  I choose a safe comedy – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.  Halfway through the film I leave to go to the restroom.  I have to take one of the blood thinner shots which is administered through a disposable needle.  I am in the theater bathroom and I have successfully administered the shot but now I don’t know what to do with the needle.  Do I just throw it away?  What if it sticks someone?  I finally wrap it up in some paper towels and discard it in the bin.  I rejoin Kelly and Amanda in the theater.

What I don’t know is that I will spend the next five days killing myself with these shots.

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