October 4, 2014

Changes


Cabrillo Bridge into Balboa Park.

Always changes.

It’s life, but I confess to being a little cranky about the changes yesterday.  Downright bratty, actually.

After a long interview with the pre-op nurse, the anesthesiologist at the outpatient surgery center cancelled my surgery.  I react very badly to anesthesia.  Usually I have opposite reactions to any sedation.  They have elected to move my surgery to Mercy Hospital…date unknown.

They weren’t happy about one finger all swollen up with a bug bite nor pleased with the fact I’m on antibiotics for the cough either.  Which is dramatically better, by the way. 

I did say goodbye to everyone in the pool and at work.  Everyone smiled, hugged, and wished me well.  Now I have to send emails to everyone letting them know I’m still alive, with a damaged hand, and I'll be back.  It’s sort of an embarrassment to say goodbye yet still be here.  I’ll do that this morning after I weigh in at WW with an expected weight gain.  George gained two pounds, I’ve been eating anything with great enthusiasm and so will probably be fractionally larger too.  Darn it.

Always changes.

Thursday the temperatures were up in the 89’s at work.  Yesterday they were 92 at the high school right above us.  Today it is to be hotter still the weather mavens tell us.  Probably 94 here and 103 where daughter Margot lives.  It’s all slightly better than the last heat wave that moved through here bringing monsoonal moisture.  This will be dry heat blown in from the desert floor.  Normal here this time of year is 74.

In 1955, feeling that I must be fashionable and trying to blend in, I wore my new wool, tweed pencil skirt and wool sweater set to the first day of school.  It was to be 74 that day too.  Nope, it was the day I learned about Santa Ana winds that came straight from the desert.  Today I can laugh about that young lady’s fashion hopes.

Always changes.
  

  • Himself:  WW then at the airless and very hot museum this afternoon.
  • Herself:  Everyone likes my new short hair and red glasses.  I feel even fatter….did I say that.
  • Reading:  The just arrived McCaffrey “White Dragon.”  Only lightly foxed, this volume replaces a mold ruined first edition book club volume.  First editioon regular volumes are going in the $200 dollar range.  I was amazed.
  • Balance:  Staying cool.  Dinner: a salad.


  • 11 comments:

    1. You make me laugh. Glad you can laugh at your foibles.

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    2. We just have to keep laughing and adjusting, don't we. Never does the day turn out quite like we expected!

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    3. Sounds as in hospital is the way to go. Keeping you in my thoughts as always. Even though I do not comment often, I do read your posts and really appreciate following the doings of your life.

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    4. Darn I donated many first edition books of fiction to Goodwill. I hope they make some money. I even had a couple of original manuscripts too. These were all works of fiction, or biographies of writers, like Virginia Wolfe. Many Margaret Atwood and a few Joyce Carol Oates. All of Alice Muros books included. I coulda been wealthy!

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    5. Good luck with the surgery. My hospital only required a pre-op clearance by my GP.

      I take it this is the surgery on your hand?

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    6. I only gained 0.2 pounds!

      Everyone is allowed to be "bratty" once in a while but not allowed to stay there.

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    7. Good wishes for your surgery and some relief from the heat! Glad you'll have the resources of the hospital at hand. Our outpatient clinic is in our hospital which is great backup. I don't do well with anesthesia either, safer is better.

      I cringe when I think about the books I have given away, oh well.

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    8. That must be so frustrating and disappointing but it sounds like they're erring on the side of caution.

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    9. Change was welcomed here in coastal Mississippi this a.m.--49 degrees. The coming days will warm up again with lows in 70s and highs who knows where! Best wishes with the surgery challenges and the scorching weather.

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    10. Hopefully the Blue Men cheered you up!

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    11. It is cranky time when your health is suffering. It seems that my grouchy periods seem to coincide with tiredness or sickness.

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