YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!
*insert goofy lady dance here*
Yesterday, that big teddy bear Dr. Mueller sent me for x-rays. I like him.
They sent a fellow up from the second floor to fetch me in a wheelchair. I felt pretty good, so I did a queenly wave as I was squired about the hospital to radiology for my pics, flirting with babies, toothless grins returned from the rooms of oldsters who are fellow inmates looking for reprieve. I looked at the xray afterward, and it didn't look THAT much better to me. I was crestfallen. I mean, I knew I still have congestion, but 5 days of i.v. antibiotics shoulda put more of a dent in it than that, I thought. I resigned myself yesterday to being happy about staying here even if it meant 3 or 4 more days.
What was really cool on the xray was to see the wire going through my arm vein up through my shoulder and arcing down to my heart. A little freaky, actually, but really nifty.
I settled in and finally tucked into the superb Falkenberg's Legion, which Tam has highly recommended on her blog, if memory serves. Fantastic book. I found a copy on ebay months ago (out of print) and I have been saving it for a moment I needed a good book. I started reading about 10pm last night and read until I fell asleep, and woke up wondering what happens next. I was about a quarter of the way into the book at noon today.
[ok - the nurse just came out and removed my heart wire - I think it's a Pick line (pic line? pik line?) YAY! Freedom is at hand.]
So Dr Mueller came in to my room about 12:30 and talked to me about what I need to do when I go home. He asked what I'd been taking pre-hosp. and I hopped up and went to the closet and pulled out the bottle of xithrimax or xanadu or whatever it was and he said "well, you're getting around quite well - you seem to be feeling fine." I did my best zuzu's petals moment and said "does that mean... (big blue eyes *bat* *bat*)... I can, you know, go...." He said "Home? Yes, well, why not."
I told him I'd hug him but he looked too clean for it.
So, anyway. Yip, yip yahoo. Home within mere hours. Nice!