Wednesday, July 27, 2005

take me down to the hospital

all went great for s.a. at the hospital! thanks to all that sent regards, it seems to have worked very well indeed. it should have been a 4-day-bed-stay, and she waltzes out in 2, (she had the 'l-4' disc in her back replaced, big time ouch, and they went in thru the front! i'd stayed a month).

s.a. is one tuff lil' cookie, all the nurses and docs were astonished and raved at how fast she was up and about. i thought they were gonna give her a standing ovation when we left, (they'll prolly put up a plaque at the nurses station and use s.a. as an example. . . 'man, now you can do better than that, we had this one girl in here that was outta here in 2 days! now c'mon and walk!').

i gotta tell ya, i have done my, (and others), fair share of time in e.r.'s, wards and semi-privates, but it's horrible to be waiting for someone in surgery. i was so damn nervous. the 2 1/2 hrs felt like it took forever. i shouldn't have worried tho', she nailed it.
we lucked out as they let me stay in the room with her, (i had to juggle some things on my busy schedule and i somehow managed to make the time), so we brought enuff stuff for a week's vacation. we always pack too much crap, every place we go. one flight to new orleans we got fined there and back for the steamer trunk s.a. was lugging about.

the poor girl slept for most of the 2 days, so i spent my time sneaking in some wine and sneaking out for some 'fresh air' in the parking lot, (i can only sit in a hospital room voluntarily for a short time, like i said, i did my time).
i zipped thru my new copy of 'the da vinci code', (what a really great read, especially the illustrated edition), raided the nurses kitchen for supplies when i could and soaked up my tape of rock and roll hospital songs called 'bed pans, sponge baths and a morphine drip', (another is 'anesthesia', you can only imagine what is on there).

...we're back home and i am so grateful it all went well, (she has been up and down the stairs, trying to cook dinner . . . i may have to strap her to the bed!).
still, i really don't like hospitals and try to avoid them at all costs, but i always end up there, like it or not. i kinda liked it this time.

(s.a. is sleeping it off and i'm gonna rip a cd from the anesthesia tape, put it in the deck upstairs, crawl in the bed, hug her gently, then fall asleep . . . nite all.)

an mp3 taste of 'bed pans...'
the rolling stones - sister morphine (from 'sticky fingers')
the replacements - take me down to the hospital (from 'hootenanny')
doctor ross - boogie disease (from 'sun records 50th anniversary')
the beatles - doctor robert (from 'revolver')
new york dolls - pills (from 'new york dolls')


Blogger Johnno said...

couple more for ya sleepy

The return of Pan- The Waterboys (haha couldn't resist since you're talking bedpans)
The Fletcher Memorial Home-Pink Floyd
Roses in the Hospital-Manic street Preachers
Girl, you have no faith in medicine-The White Stripes

12:27 PM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

yeah dude, i'll start on a vol.2, great choises . . .

12:31 PM CDT  
Blogger sonicfrog said...

Does Robert Palmer's "Doctor, Doctor(Bad Case of Loving You) fit on the list?

4:21 AM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

my bar determining such things as mixed tape themes was pretty low, in as much as anything with the word 'doctor' would be on a 'hospital' tape for sure.

8:02 AM CDT  
Blogger Danno said...

Glad to here S.A.'s surgery went well! Yeah, hospitals are a drag.

9:44 AM CDT  
Blogger L-girl said...

Good news on the surgery. Waiting sucks! Glad it went ok.

Dr Feelgood - Aretha

Then selections from Dr Hook, Dr John, Doc Watson and The Cure.

6:31 PM CDT  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

danno, she is doing very well, a bit in pain, in and out of reality but whoopin' up a mean spaghetti sauce, (with a lot of thumby help from me).

thanks l., and now i got enuff ideas for few volumes of hospital songs, broken into convenient catagories. mix tape madness!

7:34 PM CDT  
Blogger Laurie said...

I'm glad she's better. She does sound tough!

9:11 PM CDT  
Anonymous Slim Tim said...

Glad to hear the good news! Them doctors get better every day, and it always helps if the patients are not so patient and are pushing the medical people out of the way. Also, love and kind attention are powerful medicine, so you get some kudos, too.

Best wishes for full recovery.

9:37 PM CDT  
Blogger nostradumass said...

i'm glad sa is ok. a couple more:
cracker: take me down to the infirmary
morphine: cure for pain
take care of you and yours...

8:55 PM CDT  

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