Surgically Serious

My surgeon rang last week to follow up on a question I had, and to check on how I was doing. Without thinking, I told her the truth."Well, it kind of feels like someone knocked me out, and a team of people assaulted my vagina for about five hours, I guess that's probably because you did".She roared with laughter.I'm starting to like my surgeon.I … [Read more...]

Modern Convalescing

In the olden days, like, say, 2002, convalescence at home looked a little different. Perhaps it may have meant a pile of books and magazines stacked next to the bed, with the choice of a few stations on the television. Maybe DVD's were rented and the cordless phone was nearby.Things have changed.From the moment I arrived home and back to the warm … [Read more...]

Staring Out The Window

I keep finding myself staring out the window. I'm in the middle of a scene change. If my thought process were a movie, we've moved from a busy kitchen in a downtown New York restaurant, to the back waters of a lake in Canada. The sounds of waiters shouting orders, clanging pots, and furious knife cutting stopped with the insertion of a needle.The … [Read more...]