Category Archives: medical info

Everybody A-fib tonight

My latest setback is brought to you by the letter ‘A’ and by the numbers “all over the place.” I woke up yesterday morning to my heart rate racing, skipping, slowing, pounding…you name it. It was very disconcerting to say

Everybody A-fib tonight

My latest setback is brought to you by the letter ‘A’ and by the numbers “all over the place.” I woke up yesterday morning to my heart rate racing, skipping, slowing, pounding…you name it. It was very disconcerting to say

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Doing the Cha-Cha

This is what post-hospital life feels like without the eye candy of a young Val Kilmer. Every hour it seems is one step forward, one step back. Sometimes two steps forward, two steps back. And just for fun, every now

Doing the Cha-Cha

This is what post-hospital life feels like without the eye candy of a young Val Kilmer. Every hour it seems is one step forward, one step back. Sometimes two steps forward, two steps back. And just for fun, every now

Freedom!

Apologies for taking to long to post a new update, but the transition out of the hospital took a lot out of me. I was officially discharged at 5pm yesterday (Monday, July 23rd). By 6pm I was trying to find

Freedom!

Apologies for taking to long to post a new update, but the transition out of the hospital took a lot out of me. I was officially discharged at 5pm yesterday (Monday, July 23rd). By 6pm I was trying to find

Hospital Update #7: Little Miss Cranky

Today was a mixed day. Summer did her part, but the various physicians (3) who visited (separately) seemed to have different information, different ideas and different criteria for discharge. Two of them were fairly indifferent. It took all of Summer’s

Hospital Update #7: Little Miss Cranky

Today was a mixed day. Summer did her part, but the various physicians (3) who visited (separately) seemed to have different information, different ideas and different criteria for discharge. Two of them were fairly indifferent. It took all of Summer’s

Hospital Update #6: One foot in front of the other

Saturday began with a 5:30am wake-up visit from Joe, the night shift nurse. It’s never too early to begin your day in the hospital. By 5:45am Summer was upright in a chair next to her bed, and expected to stay

Hospital Update #6: One foot in front of the other

Saturday began with a 5:30am wake-up visit from Joe, the night shift nurse. It’s never too early to begin your day in the hospital. By 5:45am Summer was upright in a chair next to her bed, and expected to stay

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the

Hospital Update #5: The Kick-ass Lap

“Am I just making shit up?” That’s Summer’s sentence. Twice today she has given us a sentence that had no basis in current time or space. Then she has paused and said….”I’m making shit up, aren’t I?” This is the