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Four days and five years later

Four days ago, my sister had her right hip replaced. Today she came home from the hospital. She's doing great, and I'm glad to be here lending a helping hand. casacorona, your comments and advice have proven to be the most consistently useful information I received from any of the joint-replacement veterans I've talked with over the last 3 months, and I've talked with several of them. Thank you!

Five years ago, coffeeem woke up in a hospital bed. She'd had surgery on one of her broken elbows. A day later, she reported that at first she thought she was hallucinating as a result of the post-surgical pain meds they had her on, that the images and information coming from her roommate's TV couldn't possibly be real.

I went and helped that time, too, staying with Emma the next day once she was home at Adam and Betsy's, serving as a pair of hands she could use in place of the ones she wasn't allowed to.

Like now, helping turned out to be mutually beneficial. Like the best parts of fandom, I feel like I'm getting much, much more from these experiences than I give to them, considerable though that giving may be.

There's more to the story, of course. There always is. That's it for tonight though. Good rest and much more work await my immediate attention. I'm grateful for that, and for so very much more.


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Sep. 12th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
I was alone at home working
and it sucked. I gathered up my stuff and came into the office. And told Kate I would be THERE for several days. (Margene called me and said, "Turn on the TV and tell me the truth of what's happening, I'm thinking I'm hearing rumors...." or something like that.) I wish she had been.

Then again fall is our crunch time. And Guess Who has jury duty tomorrow? Urk. I got much done today that means I probably won't have to go into the office tomorrow. But I also have a total ban on doing anything at home by rule of the uber boss. Period. I'm the only one who knows how to do my function. So it sucks.

Trust me, I'm looking.
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Sep. 12th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
It is wonderful to hear that you sister is doing so well.

Sep. 12th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're there to help your sister!

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