Saturday, December 27, 2014
The night before I left the hospital they told me they would be removing the staples in the morning. The thought of that didn't help me rest very easy for my last night at the spa. The next morning I asked the nurse what time the doctor would be coming in to remove them. She said she would be doing it and I would barely feel anything. She was wrong - I felt absolutely nothing as she tweaked them out. Of course I saved them in a little jar to put into the Field Lab Archives.
Special thanks to the visitors I had during my stay: David and Heidi Holloway, Wayne Maas, Diana and 3 other south county friends who just happened to be in town for a Red Cross meeting, Carl and Melinda, Nancy Burton (who also brought me some civilian clothes), and Pam and Ken Clause who brought me some banana bread (that was my favorite snack I managed to make last 3 days to go with the 5AM coffee breaks I got.)
Extra special thanks to Ronald Nelson and Nancy Rooney for tending to my critters and to Rick McDowell who came from Alpine to fetch me, help me stock up on groceries, and get me settled in back home (he also did a bunch of laundry and made my bed for me). There are lots of other people to thank but I will save that for a future update.
I was really sorry to leave my blog readers hanging for a couple of days. It was very comforting to know so many people were concerned about my welfare.
Since this is the final installment in the hospital saga, I have to add one last amusing anecdote. When Rick got me home, I noticed that my truck was locked and I assumed the keys were inside. I managed to find my spare but it didn't have the alarm fob. Rick opened up the truck which set off the alarm but couldn't find the other keys inside. (It turned out that Ronald had them safely in his possession.) So we gave up on the key search and the alarm stopped when he closed the door. At 3AM my first night back in my own bed the alarm went off again. I had to roll out to the truck in the middle of the night and pull the wires to the horns to shut it up.
FYI...I got some Tshirt orders just before my accident and a couple while I was in the hospital. They will all ship next week.