Houston, we have lift-off!

Well, the first hurtle has been cleared, at 2 this afternoon, a tiny bit of air completed a long and treacherous journey from one end of me to the other, and it even had the courtesy to emerge unescorted by any other substances. However, not to be outdone by air, liquid followed shortly, in a somewhat controlled chaos that did not require a response from housekeeping. No other activity was noted for about 2 hours, at which time something quite unrecognizable made an appearance. The nurse wanted to look at it, but I had already sent it to a watery grave. Other than that, a few noises have been made and offensive odors emitted, so I have been allowed to progress to solid foods now to see what else I can pass through the plumbing. So far, so good!

Marlo Archer

[Good news, no photos!!]

Comments (3)

Linda FaussetApril 24th, 2009 at 5:56 am

This post was rather graphic, but you worded it quite well. Glad to see things are moving and the course is plotted. Keep up the good work!

mary archerApril 24th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Delighted that your recovery seems to be progressing well. Why are people surprised or uncomfortable or whatever they are that your description is graphic? What exactly is expected?



MomApril 26th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Frankly, and I’ve told you this already, I think you have a wonderful way with words and a delightful way of making the most gruesome or indelicate activities seem downright Victorian. We have lived in a world where the news talks about the most horrendous things like beheadings, waterboarding and suicide bombers. Your whimsical take on medical procedures would be suitable for an elementary school science lesson plan.

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