May 5th, 2021

Tomorrow is the big day. My surgery was pushed back a little due to an emergency they had come in this morning. They had to slide all of us a little to help this emergency so that is cool. I am only getting delayed by a few hours so it is still happening tomorrow morning.

The food here…some okay, some not. Getting sick the first time I was here did not help the star-ratings in my column and I was very apprehensive about eating anything but I had to eat. I splurged on a few things – pasta bolognese (nothing like I have made), quesadilla, burger, and bacon more than once. They were good. Other things were not but I will be eating some of this same stuff after surgery.

It is difficult for me eating here since I have gotten on a particular diet and it’s food I like. I do not drink cow’s milk (it’s for cows not people), and the menu is thin enough before the things I will not eat. I think I can make do…might even have to make a delivery order if I can get away with it.

I have been getting in some walking around the unit I am in. I am getting in almost a mile and a half of walking the halls each day so that is pretty good and I hope tp be getting more in tonight to get over two miles of walking. As I was walking a bit ago a nurse saw me and said “You’re doing great!”. I replied “My surgery is tomorrow morning! I’m just getting some pre-hab in”. Another nurse standing there pointed to a patient in a room near me and said “That’ll be you tomorrow!”. A quick glimpse was all I needed and I continued my walk.

It’s a fantastic team of people here at this facility and I know they will take great care of me. They have commented on my determination and attitude to get better, and be out of my room walking laps. Plus humor can go a long way and we have been joking a lot but also having serious conversations.

I have said it before and it is well worth repeating: major props to all of the healthcare workers all around the world. All of you kick ass in a major way and without your dedication many of us would not be here. I always let them know their dedication is greatly appreciated.

I think I will hit the “post” button on this page and try to relax a bit, maybe walk a bit more in a little while. I will be back on here as soon as I can.

Until then, Sláinte Mhaith.

2 thoughts on “May 5th, 2021

  1. All the best with your surgery! Seems like you’re facing your challenges with gusto, and that’s very inspirational to see. Just sending some good vibes from an internet stranger halfway across the globe. Take care now!

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