Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Today's Leap Year Photo Challenge prompt is "anticipation," and that's pretty much been my word of the year so far.

Five more days before I get my hip fixed.

I used to count down the days to a race. The times, they sure have changed.

Today is the day I'm to discontinue my daily Aleve. I'm not looking forward to several days of severe discomfort, but I'm definitely NOT going to defy doctor's orders.

I updated my living will – that makes it reallyreal – and it gets notarized today. Need to print a list of phone numbers so my husband can report that I survived the surgery Monday afternoon.

Trying to figure out what I should take to the hospital and what I can leave behind. I want to take every electronic device and charger I own, but I know that's not necessary and probably not encouraged. But … but … I hate the idea of being out of touch.

So silly.

I'm only going to be in the hospital for two or three days. Surely I can handle my digital life with just my phone. And the Kindle.

But what if I need Photoshop? Hahahahahahah. Better pack the laptop.


gingerzingi said...

Just make sure you can post that you're okay afterward.

Debbi said...

Yes, yes, I'll figure out a way.

denise said...

An interesting conundrum on the devices. I went pretty much cold turkey the first day or so in the hospital. I had a friend bring my phone when she visited and then take it back with her because years of big city living made me very distrustful of people and I didn't want to lose it. But then after a couple of days, she left it with me. When I went to rehab, I added my iPad.

I will say that my experience in the Atlanta hospital and also with the local hospital here visiting people is that reception is not great. Hard to say if that's on purpose to discourage people from using devices there or if it was happenstance.

Best of luck on your procedure. I'll be looking forward to seeing your "all's well" message soon afterwards!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck for your operation.
Looking forward to reading your posts in the future.